MARCH MUSIC MADNESS '08
We Listen For You Thursday, March 27, 2008
Welistenforyou brings forth the first annual MARCH MUSIC MADNESS, a 64 band/solo artist bracket where you, the reader, determines who moves on and who goes back to their fancy studios to improve their chances for next year. It took many hard fought sessions for the selection committee to narrow down a 300+ field to just 64....here is how we did it:
-They had to release an LP in the last four years.
-Couldn't have an LP before 1985.
-Have to still be a band/alive.
Criteria: discography, billing at major concerts, hype, fanfare, influence, quality of albums, top ten lists, and pure love for their sound.
If your favorite band isn't on the list, sorry, we had to make cuts and making everybody happy is very hard. Try not to pollute the comment box with, OH MAN WHY ISN'T LINCOLN PARK on there. Because we all wanted Lincoln Park, but when it came right down to it, having your sister fill out 8 brackets and bringing them to the final four just isn't worth it.
Now, the fun part, how to get your favorite band to the gold. The voting will move right alongside of the actual NCAA Men's Basketball tournament...their selection show was tonight...ours is right now. Here are the rules to play:
*Every vote is worth one point. But what about upsets? We've thought about that and each round, you the voter, will get a 2 POINTER and a 3 POINTER...so if you're a huge Arcade Fire fan and are fearing for their safety, put (3) next to their name in the e-mail and their score will be 3 rather than the normal 1 point. Each round you are allowed one use of each bonus points (bonus points can not be combined...no 5 pointers).
*There is no right way to pick a winner...if you value musical influence then vote that way. If you care about who is more "now" then vote that way. I will be voting purely off who I enjoy more...but anyone can vote however they feel like it.
*Any votes cast in the comments section will not count...we want this to be a secret vote.
HAVE FUN, TELL YOUR FRIENDS, AND MAY THE BEST BAND WIN!
*IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, USE THE COMMENT BOX AND WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU.