After the jump, a press release well worth your time if you're in high school and you're in a band.
But before we get to that, let's just give you the quick rundown on what's happening: On January 8, Live Nation, in cooperation with TV network Fuse, will host a high school battle-of-the-bands competition at the House of Blues where the winner will receive cash money ($500) and the chance to open up for a national touring act at the venue at a later date. (Oh, and I'm one of the judges, for what it's worth.)
So it's a pretty cool deal if you win--and that means, if you are in high school and you are in a band, it's probably in your best interest to submit your demo to apply for the competition by the deadline, which hits next Friday, December 19.
Be sure to check out all the details--where to get an application, where to send it, etc.--after the jump.
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Live Nation is proud to announce that the 1st Texas High School Rock Off, presented by Fuse, Madison Square Garden's national music television network, will take place at House of Blues in Dallas and Houston on January 8, 2010.
Texas High School Rock Off gives bands the chance to perform on the House of Blues Music Hall main stage. Selected bands will compete in a live concert showcase show at House of Blues in Dallas or Houston. A panel of industry professionals will judge the showcase and ultimately select a winner in each city.
Band members must be enrolled in grade 12 or lower at the time of the competition to be eligible. The winning band of the 1st Annual Texas High School Rock Off will receive $500, the chance to open for a national act at House of Blues, and a trophy. Second place will receive $200 in cash. Third place will receive $100 in cash.
Entry forms and the online registration process are available at House of Blues Dallas, or online at: www.sonicbids.com/texashighschoolrockoff.com.
Bands must complete the Rock Off application and return it along with a three-song demo and a $60 event registration fee payable to Live Nation. Bands who are not selected will be refunded their $60 registration fee.
Bands who register online will be required to pay a $10 non-refundable online registration fee. Any band that registers online and is selected to participate in the competition will then only be required to pay the additional $50 for their event registration fee.
Application and three-song demo can be mailed to:
High School Rock Off
House of Blues Dallas
2200 N Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75202
Deadline to register is Friday, December 18 at 5 pm.