Submit your band between Friday January 20 and Monday January 23, follow the simple steps in the Submit Your Band tab (above) to enter your band. This is a band contest, open only to BANDS. Sorry, no DJ’s. You must have at least two band members that live in the state of Indiana. Must be 21 years of age or older to submit your band and be eligible for the grand prize. Voters of all ages are welcome.
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On Sunday January 29th at 8 PM EST the Three Bands with the most votes will be automatically advanced to the final round. All three finalists are winners, but only one band will win the Grand Prize. Rolling Stone will select one of the 3 final bands to perform at the Rolling Stone hosted Volkswagen Rock N Roll Tailgate Party Sunday Feb 5, opening for Jane’s Addiction and The Roots. The winning band will be selected on or about Tuesday January 30, 2012. The winning band will be notified via phone and email.
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One Grand Prize Winner
+ Opening performance slot for Jane’s Addiction and The Roots at the Rolling Stone hosted Volkswagen Rock N Roll Tailgate Party February 5 at The Crane Bay (2 blocks from Lucas Oil Stadium).
+ $500 Cash Money
+ Six (6) tickets to the event for your family and friends ($500 value each)
One Runner-Up Winner
+ Four (4) Tickets to the Rolling Stone Rock and Roll Tailgate Party for your band members
One 3rd Place Winner
+ Four (4) tickets to Rolling Stone Rock and Roll Tailgate Party for your band members
Neon Love Life
Hometown: Indianapolis Web Site: www.neonlovelife.bandcamp.com
Neon Love Life is an all-female American rock band that has quickly become one of year's most notable “buzz bands”. After reaching near-legendary status in its hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana, Neon Love Life released its debut “Tuesday Night” in September on Roaring Colonel Records (the vanity label of My Old Kentucky Blog, the uber-popular music blog and XM/Sirius “Blog Radio” station). The album’s first single, “Love Control” was propelled by a stunning video (directed by Matt Mays of Mays Entertainment) that became an out-of-the-gate YouTube sensation receiving thousands of hits from an international audience.
Since the album’s release, Neon Love Life hit the road earning a well-deserved reputation as a hard-working band with a powerful live show touring both as a headliner and as a supporting act for The Bangles, Girl in A Coma, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Howler, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Sick of Sarah, Hunter Valentine, and Vanity Theft. Neon Love Life has received national radio airplay, appeared on CBS, FOX, and PBS television affiliates, and leveraged a multi-faceted strategic social media campaign to win new fans and develop a large, loyal fan base.
While Neon Love Life frequently receives favorable comparisons to the likes of The Runaways, Hole, Patti Smith, and L7, NLL’s sound is truly all its own, blending tribal 4/4 rhythms, crunchy power chords, psycho-billy bass lines, with melodic vocal hooks communicating lyrics of social consciousness, empowerment, and the human condition that make for a truly innovative, provocative, and inspiring rock experience.
The record’s title “Tuesday Night” is a reference to one of the designated nights of the week the girls would write, rehearse, and record songs that would ultimately comprise their debut LP. “Tuesday Night” was produced by Andy Fry (Margot and the Nuclear So & Sos), mixed by Vess von Ruthenberg (The Lemonheads), mastered by Roger Seibel (Death Cab For Cutie) and sounds like a band on a mission to get out of the studio and into a van to win music lovers one stage at a time.
The ladies of Neon Love Life share songwriting duties which likely explains the eclectic mix of songs and sounds heard on “Tuesday Night”, like the album’s opener “Whiskey”, an amplified anthem and live show staple that is now starting to gain substantial radio airplay. NLL just shot a video for the song “Indiana” featuring footage from the motion picture “Video Stop”, an indie film where the band also makes a cameo appearance.
Singer/guitarist Lindsay Manfredi is a tattooed beauty whose look could perhaps best be described as a rocked-up and punked-out Sarah Jessica Parker. Lindsay’s voice is a dynamic instrument that can deliver a vulnerable whisper one moment, a raging scream the next - always compelling and never forgettable.
Guitarist Ashley Plummer is the “Keef” to Lindsay’s “Mick” incorporating surf-rock licks and overdriven 70s-glam riffs into the NLL sonic palette - think The Pixies’ Joey Santiago taking guitar lessons from Mick Ronson.
Bassist Sharon Rickson authoritatively pumps eighth note rhythms on her Fender bass in a way that would make Dee Dee Ramone proud; Rickson also incorporates a Rockabilly sensibility into her playing and singing styles; no doubt, a nod to her past as a fixture on that scene.
Tasha Blackman is arguably the most seasoned musician of the group having learned to play drums when she was only a pre-teen; it is as if Tasha was made for the world stage with her Aladdin Sane red hair, smart fashion sense, and impressive drum chops that are equal parts Moe Tucker and Tre Cool.
Outside of their musical endeavors, the women of Neon Love Life are feminist activists passionately supporting such causes as Planned Parenthood, Rock The Vote, and the band’s pet project: Girls Rock! Indianapolis - a week-long rock camp they operate from their home base in Indianapolis. Girls Rock! Indy is basically a “school of rock” for teen girls that is affiliated with a national organization originally founded by Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill and Le Tigre).
Neon Love Life dreams big, loves deep, and works hard. Don’t be fooled by their girl-next-door good looks and well-intentioned politics, these girls are ready to rock faces with a new-school rock sound, an astonishing live show, and a message of love…a life of neon love.