UPDATE: Today is the last day of voting! Give our local boys some love before midnight!
The editors at Rolling Stone picked 16 bands to compete in a contest for Best Unsigned Artist. The prize includes one of the biggest honors any musician can garner: the chance to grace the cover of Rolling Stone. Our own Fullerton-based five-piece The Steelwells have that chance. RS will eliminate the bands through rounds, so you must check back to see if they've advanced by March 16. By the way, RS: Learn to spell "Fullerton" (see after jump).
The last two bands will battle it out for the award, the cover and an appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 9. Not only will the winner be the first unsigned band to ever be on the cover, but they also get a recording contract with Atlantic Records. Pretty cool.
FULLTERTON, CAMore About this Arist
In this contest, artists will advance as follows:
Round 1: 8 of 16 artists will advance from Round 1 to Round 2
4 artists will be chosen by the public based upon the quality and quantity of public ratings
4 artists will be chosen by Rolling Stone editors in consultation with selected music-industry professionals
Round 2: 4 of 8 artists will advance from Round 2 to Round 3 based solely on the quality and quantity of public ratings
Round 3: 2 of 4 artists will advance from Round 3 to Round 4 based solely on the quality and quantity of public ratings
Round 4: 1 winner will be selected based upon public voting
You can vote for the Steelwellshere.
And you can watch the announcement onLate Night With Jimmy Fallon
below. Good luck, guys!
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