The Name Our Band Contest
Coming up with a kick ass band name is a tricky thing; it’s one part art, one part sheer genius, and one part pure dumb luck. And since most local musicians have been in several bands before, naming a new music project becomes even more arduous. A newly re-formed Boston-based band is looking to the people to help name their band.
Kyle Cartland, Jacob Fuller, and Alex Prodanas all have deep ties to Boston’s rich local indie music scene. The three have played together off and on for almost 10 years. Cartland and Fuller formed half of the almost (locally) famous, Little Motel, which had an untimely demise due to artistic differences. With visions of dirty nightclub shows, and bare-bones budget tours dancing in their heads, Cartland and Fuller began laying down some gritty, and raw tracks; strictly drums, guitar, and vocals. And it sounded sick. However, they knew it needed something more. Prodanas, a long time friend, and Fuller’s former bandmate, in the NH based, Best Man, rounded out the group with some killer bass lines, and the band was born.
With the guys being so focused on writing new tunes, they’ve decided to use the power of the power of the people to help name their new band. From now until April 12th, fans can submit potential band names online, via twitter, facebook, and tumblr. The band will choose their top 10 names, and then we’ll take it back to the public to vote on the final name. The lucky person who submits the winning band name will get a $50 in the form of a gift card, a free signed copy of their first EP on CD, and of course, eternal glory.
- Must be memorable, catchy, and humorous
- Must be original (meaning, the domain name/social network user-names are still available)
- Entries can be submitted via twitter, facebook, and tumblr.
- All entries must be received by April 12th, 2011.
- The band will choose their top 10 choices, and then are taking it back to the people for a public vote. Voting begins on April 13th, and closes at midnight on April 19th.
- The winner will be announced on April 20th.
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For more information on the Name Our Band Contest, visit twitter, facebook, and tumblr, or email LA@thegetsmart.com.