It's that time again.
We're looking for local acts to enter our annual battle of the bands to be held in January, February and March of next year at Sticky Fingerz and Revolution (we'll announce specific dates shortly). As usual, the contest is open to any act (solo or group) in Arkansas who specializes in original material. We encourage comers from all genres.
Christmas Eve is the deadline for submission. Uploading artist/band info and mp3s of your material online here is the easiest method. We'll also be running an entry form in the paper, beginning next week, for several weeks. So, if you're averse to the digital world, you can fill out that form and mail it and a CD in.
The way the competition works: Reps from the Times and Sticky Fingers/Rev whittle the submissions down to a group of semi-finalists, then each week, four acts square off before five judges (four regular judges and one weekly guest judge). Each week's winner moves on to the finals.
Holler at me with questions at showcase AT artkimes.com.