New One-Day Indie Rock Fest Lands in Albany, 4/21/12
The MOVE Music Festival – a new, one-day, indie rock festival – is slated to take place on Saturday, April 21, at 10 as-yet-unnamed locations in downtown Albany.
Nadine Gelineau – the founder, CEO and president of The MuseBox, a New York City-based marketing and public relations agency for developing music artists worldwide – has been named the keynote speaker for the MOVE Music Festival’s trade show exhibition at Hotel Albany.
Designed to garner exposure for the talented yet undiscovered bands in the northeast, the festival promises to showcase performances by 100 bands at a variety of club locations throughout downtown Albany.
The first 30 bands selected for the MOVE fest showcase slots are:
The City Never Sleeps
Echo & Drake
Bern & the Brights
Skeletons in the Piano
The Blind Spots
Black Mountain Symphony
Around the World & Back
Last Remaining Pinnacle
The Chelsea Kills
My Name Is Drew
The Blackboard Nails
I Am Lightning
Organizers explain that they’re looking for indie rock bands “somewhere between Silversun Pickups and the Decemberists.” They also note that they are NOT interested in metal, country, rap, hip-hop, R&B, gospel or jazz. Interested bands are encouraged to submit an application free of charge. Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 5.
So you’re saying they’re interested in folk…
What a poor range of indie bands that they’re looking for, “somewhere between the decemberists and silversun pickups”. should be called homogenous rock fest.
I wish them well.
But the stated MISSION (below) seems bizarre:
The MOVE Music festival 2012 is an exciting new Albany event designed to initially help give exposure to regional talent through Live performances at select Venues and provide for them some helpful knowledge of how to reach and sell Merch to their fans.
Helpful knowledge of how to sell Merch to fans?
I think indie bands need more substantial advice than how to move t-shirts at the merch tables , post show.
NO ONE IS BUYING MUSIC THESE DAYS… GET WITH THE PROGRAM! A LOOK AND A COOL T SHIRT IS ALL YOU NEED TO SUCCEED!
THE MUSIC IS JUST THE GUM TO THE BASEBALL CARD MERCH, YA SEE!
But really this looks awful and sounds like some company talent scout idea of selling people on this crap under the guise of an independant festival.. and then seeing how much you can take from the popular bands.
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