Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hometown for the Holidays

Here's your chance to give your favorite local bands some play on corporate radio.
KTCL (93.3 FM) is holding a contest that works like this: Songs from 35 local bands are online, and voters choose which ones they like best. The top 10 get airplay and get rated by listeners. From there, the top 3 play a holiday show at Andrew's on Lincoln. And the winning band gets studio time, a slot at the Not So Silent Night concert next year and they play at a Colorado Mammoth game at the Pepsi Center. If you've ever felt goofy about online polls, now is the time to get over it for the sake of your favorite Colorado bands.

Listen to all 35 songs here and vote here

A lot of the contenders sound like they'd slide right into the skater mix on KTCL (Saving Verona, Swear by This, Sky Fox), though Roe sounds like it's making a bid to become the next Fray with "Looking at You," and Kyle Britton's song "Heart 2 Heart" kind of sounds like Maroon 5.

The list includes heavyweights like "Anthem" by Born in the Flood. Love.45, Hot IQs, Flobots, P Nuckle, Swayback, Nathan and Stephen, and The Heyday are also on the list.

C's favorites, in no particular order:
"I Was Only Passing By," Spiv
"Caused by Me" by Educated Figures
"Going Home," Nathan & Stephen
"Handlebars," Flobots
"Anthem," Born in the Flood
"Come in or Stay Out," The Heyday

1 comment:

DaDenverBoy said...

The Biggest Underdog in this contest is a little known Denver new wave-dance-punk band simply named SHWERVER. Their song "Hoorah" seems like it is the theme song to Streets of London Pub.