International Pop Overthrow (IPO) 2008

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International Pop Overthrow (or IPO, as it has affectionately become known) is a pop music festival that has been held for the past nine years in Los Angeles, and more recently in Chicago, New York, Boston, Baltimore, Nashville, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Chapel Hill, Atlanta and Liverpool, England (at the world famous Cavern Club)! 2007 was the most successful year yet, and 2008 should be even better.

The first stop in 2008 will be Atlanta, from February 21-24. Later in the year, shows will be back in Chapel Hill, Nashville, Chicago, Liverpool, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver BC, Boston and New York, and Milwaukee as well as other potential locations. Each International Pop Overthrow features between 100 and 180 of the best pop bands from around the world. The purpose of International Pop Overthrow is two-fold: to give every worthy band who'd like to play their music in a festival atmosphere the chance to do so, and to bring pop music the attention it so richly deserves, with the hope that it gains the kind of exposure that brings it into the hearts and minds of the mainstream and, hopefully, today’s radio and video markets.

Please note deadlines for regional events are as follows:

Atlanta: December 22

Chapel Hill: December 22

Detroit: February 8

Chicago: February 15

Milwaukee: February 22

Liverpool: March 14

Los Angeles: April 18

San Francisco: April 25

Portland: May 9

Vancouver: May 16

Boston: August 22

New York: August 22

Toronto: August 22

Pop music, as it applies to International Pop Overthrow, is primarily guitar-based, melody-driven rock 'n roll music that is inspired by the spirit of the music that graced the radio waves in the 1960s and 1970s, but with a modern edge. If you feel that your music falls within this umbrella, we'd love to hear it!

IPO Sponsors include Sonicbids, Not Lame Recordings, Jam Recordings, Rainbow Quartz Records, DW Drums, Fender/SWR Amplifiers, Victoria Amplifiers, Zildjian Cymbals, and various others in particular locations.

IPO is held at venues like Schubas (Chicago), Knitting Factory (Los
Angeles), The Cavern Club (Liverpool), The End (Nashville), Red Devil Lounge (San Francisco), The Railway Club (Vancouver), Great Scott (Boston), The Baggot Inn (New York), and many, many more!

*This year's dates are:

Atlanta: February 13-16

Chapel Hill: February 21-24

Detroit: April 9-12

Chicago: April 15-26

Milwaukee: May 1-May 4

Liverpool: May 20-26

Los Angeles: July 25-August 9

San Francisco: August 12-16

Portland: August 20-23

Vancouver: August 26-30

Boston: November dates TBA

New York: November dates TBA

Toronto: November dates TBA

*Festival dates and number of performance slots are approximate and subject to change.

IPO is currently accepting applications for all of the above locations.

Please note: This Promoter is not using Sonicbids Status Manager and will only reply to those artists who are being selected.