Sonicbids Happy Hour at Noise Pop 16

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Sonicbids is sponsoring an official Happy Hour at The Noise Pop Festival and we want you to play!!

The Noise Pop Festival takes place February 26 to March 2, 2008. Over six nights, Noise Pop 16 will take over the best-loved venues in San Francisco to host performances by Magnetic Fields, The Mountain Goats, The Gutter Twins, Cursive and dozes of other indie rock, electronic, punk and cutting edge musical artists. Be a part of this premier celebration of independent music, art and film by submitting for your chance to play the Sonicbids Happy Hour, to be held Friday, February 29th from 5-8 at Thee Parkside Bar. There are three slots for Sonicbids members only.

All bands who submit for consideration will be reviewed by music industry professionals from our partners at the CMJ Network and D’Addario. The final three bands will be selected by Noise Pop. Selected artists will play a 30-40 minute set at the Sonicbids Happy Hour and will be include in the Sonicbids ad in the Noise Pop Festival program guide. All bands will receive a prize package from D’Addario, and at least one of the selected artists will also have the opportunity to play the CMJ Music Marathon, which features 1,000+ bands performing live in over 60 of New York City's greatest music venues October 21-25, 2008.

The three selected artists will be featured on the Sonicbids homepage in the EPK Spotlight from February 18th – 24th, 2008 (the week before Noise Pop) and will also get a free one-year Supersonic membership.

About Noise Pop

Started in 1993, Noise Pop ( is the largest independent music festival in the Bay Area and features the best up and coming national and local acts. Over 16 years, Noise Pop has grown into a widely respected brand in the Bay Area as well as the national music scene. Noise Pop prides itself on bringing exposure to emerging artists, many of whom have gone on to widespread acclaim, including the White Stripes, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, Bright Eyes, The Donnas, Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco) and Silversun Pickups. The festival has also featured underground music legends such as Bob Mould, X, Frank Black (of the Pixies), Sleater-Kinney, and Television.

About CMJ Network Inc.

CMJ Network connects music fans and music industry professionals with the best in new music through interactive media, live events and print. offers a digital music discovery service, information resources, and community to new music fans, professionals, and artists. CMJ Events produces the legendary CMJ Music Marathon, the largest and longest-running music industry event of its kind, in addition to live events and tours across the USA. The weekly music business trade magazine CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ New Music Monthly, the first consumer magazine to include a bound-in CD sampler, is the leading publication for the emerging music enthusiast. CMJ Access is an integrated marketing agency specializing in providing its clients unparalleled access to the college and young adult demographic and emerging music world. Log on to for more information about all of CMJ’s products and services.

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