Not long after Rock 'n' Vote 2011, finalists appeared at the North Coast Music Festival (Pyro Fighter) and the Taste of Chicago (Yeah Dude, Briar Rabbit). And none of those local bands even won our annual contest.
Think your local band deserves more exposure too? Great; for the ninth year running, we're putting on a show to help showcase Chicago bands our readers should know about. You can be an all-female rap trio, five dudes who play guitars and keyboards without a drummer, and anything in between. Just send in your demo (music, bio, and anything else you've got). We'll pick the top 10 submissions, and RedEye readers will listen to the finalists and vote for who gets to play our concert May 16 at Hard Rock Cafe.