This pioneering experimental rock power trio hails from Minneapolis,Minnesota and is fronted by guitarist,& analog sound scientist, Bill Mike.BMB was nominated "Best Rock Band" by the Minnesota Music Academy and Bill Mike has been nominated " Best Guitarist" by the MMA as well.BMB will be releasing their much in demand sophomore effort,"Truce," on Draw Fire Records in the fall of 2008.Joining Bill Mike on "Truce" are longtime bandmates & creative forces, Chris Morrissey (bass) & Steve Goold (drums).BMB pride themselves on their musical diversity and have performed at many rock clubs,jam band festivals,experimental art houses,& hip hop festivals throughout the Midwest & beyond.The Bill Mike Band is committed to empowering the listener and helping the planet one gig at a time!Welcome to The Bill Mike Band family!
Quarter Acre Lifestyle was founded in New Zealand by two brothers, drummer Aaron and bassist Cameron Pollock. In 2000, Aaron moved to the US and the band consequently became a global effort. Since recording a self-titled album in Minneapolis, Minnesota in early 2006, their music has evolved into a sound they can call their own in a brand-new second album, Blood on the Lawn.
After months of seemingly futile efforts getting a music project off the ground with a couple talented friends, Thompson Aderenkomi(bass) was looking for more. Eric Johnson (vocals) joined as a fresh perspective for the band and as an outlet of musical expression for him. Eric had always been involved in singing and songwriting, and had been involved with various bands and choirs since he was young. Soon after Eric joined, the lead guitarist took a job in Florida, and the other guitarist decided to pursue other interests. This left Thompson and Eric with a problem that was soon turned into an opportunity. Jordan Hanson (drummer), a long time friend, who was looking for a place to rock, as the band he was in had broken up, was called, and was immediately interested. Then Jason Blair (guitarist) was called because everyone who knows him, knows his natural ability to turn electric guitar strings into face-melting solos and hypnotizing riffs. Soon after their first practice in January of 2007, Archaica was born. Born to rock.
Winning tracks from each contest are selected by panelists from within the music industry. Each week a three-song playlist from the winning submissions will be featured on the mnartists.org and Summit Brewery web sites. Quarterly listening parties at area venues will take place and a compilation CD of music from the yearlong contest will be produced.
Submission Specifications and Entry Process Any and all types of music accepted; only three tracks per musician will be reviewed for possible inclusion on the CD. Tracks can be uploaded to artist pages on mnartists.org, and a URL of the page can then be e-mailed to email@example.com. Submissions must come from mnartists.org members. To sign up for membership, visit www.mnartists.org/join.do?action=join. For assistance with registration or with uploading music tracks, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612.375.7611.