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Hit The Hottest Stage In The Sea On The Rock Boat!

Sharing the stage with Sister Hazel, Tony Lucca from The Voice, Brandi Carlile, or Scars on 45 would be really awesome, right? Well, what if you could play with all of them? And what if it was on a pimped out party cruise sailing around The Bahamas?

It might sound too good to be true, but one lucky OurStage artist will be doing just that this February. The Grand Prize Winner will set sail from Great Stirrup Cay in February 2013 to perform not one, but two 60-minute sets. If you’re ready for your big break, enter the Rock Boat Lucky 13 Competition now for your chance to win! Click here to enter now!

Meet The Staff: Martin

That dashing fellow? Oh, that’s Captain Martin. Martin is the soul of our Account Management team and, to put it simply, he does not screw around. He is hard at work each day, making our competitions run as smoothly as possible, and he is always looking out for the best interests of our community.

Martin defies the profile of an accounts man, as well as his own unassuming and clean cut image, when he lets loose as guitarist and singer for his ripping garage rock duo, Yellabird. The man, he shreds.

Like many of our staff, Martin began his time with OurStage as a co-op. He impressed us so much that we asked him to come back and work his magic with our partners and community alike.

Most of all, Martin loves rock and roll. Have a chat with him about it over at @yellabirdband.

Last Chance To Win Tickets To The Rock Yourself To Sleep Tour!

We’re pretty psyched to say that it’s almost time for the Rock Yourself To Sleep Tour, featuring Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, I The Mighty, Hail The Sun and The Orphan, The Poet! We’re even more excited to say that we’ve begun to announce which OurStage bands will be opening for these epic nights of rock ‘n’ roll debauchery. Haven’t snagged tickets for your local tour stop yet? Don’t fret – we want to send you and a friend for free!

Judge and rank your favorite artists in the Rock Yourself To Sleep Competition by midnight TONIGHT for your chance to win!

Congratulations To “Rock Yourself To Sleep” Winners: Shallow Royale, Culprit, Civil Sound, & This Armistice!

For the past two months, OurStage bands have been battling each other across the U.S. for a chance to open for select dates of the Rock Yourself To Sleep Tour with Dance Gavin DanceA Lot Like Birds, I The Mighty, Hail The Sun, and The Orphan, The Poet. Today we are announcing and congratulating the first batch of winners, which are as follows:

Northwest Winner: Shallow Royale
Founded by the Crow brothers and their friend Bradly Tyner, these guys are a full throttle rock explosion. They recently won our Guitar Player “Take The Lead” Competition for guitarist Chase Crow’s insane shredability. If you’re going to any of the Northwest dates be sure to check these guys out!

West Coast Winner: Culprit
This California band will catch your ear right off the bat, with ambient echoing melodies combined with a post-hardcore intensity. Culprit delivers powerful and unique songs that take you through a chasm of emotive harmonies and rhythms. Catch their live set on the West Coast leg of the tour.

Texas Winner: Civil Sound
Hailing from the great city of Dallas, TX is Civil Sound, a moving alternative pop rock band with songs that we can all relate to. They’ve shared the stage with major acts such as South FM, OurStage’s Bronze Radio Return and American Idol Contestent and OurStage artist Tim Halperin. They will be playing all of the Texas dates of the tour.

Florida Winner: This Armistice
An ambient whirlwind of hard-hitting rhythms, intricate guitar work, and captivating melodies, this post-hardcore outfit comes from Southeast Georgia with a big sound. The Armistice deliver a powerful live performance that will keep you on your toes, so don’t miss them in Florida!

Congratulations to these four lucky and talented acts for rocking their way to the top! The next batch will be announced soon, but in the meantime, check out the winning songs by these four awesome bands:

Jitta On The Track Announces ‘Alphabet Soup’ Release Date

OurStage artist Jitta On The Track has been making big waves since he won the OurStage “Rise” Competition and landed a coveted opening slot on Drake’s Club Paradise Tour. He’s since been signed to DAS Communications, the management company that has handled artists from Ke$ha to The Black Eyed Peas, and has even been featured on MTV News and Vibe. And judging by the official announcement of his upcoming album’s release date, it looks like he’s keeping in close touch with some of the buds he made on tour. In a brief announcement from the set of the “Alphabet Soup” music video, Jitta tells us that the album is going to drop on Thanksgiving Day and teases some of the artists who will have feature spots. He’s censored some of the bigger names to keep them secret, but we think we can make out at least J. Cole and French Montana, both of whom he met on The Club Paradise Tour. Sure helps to have friends in high places, doesn’t it? See if you can guess who the other spots will be!

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Help Decide The Next El Headliner!

There’s nothing we love more here at OurStage than giving up and coming artists the exposure that their talent and ambition deserve.  That’s why we’ve partnered with Tr3s to help launch a rising Latin star. The winners will receive exposure on Top 20Music My GüeyDescubre y Download, and Blogamole. But before any of that, we need your help in deciding who the next El Headliner should be!

Help us decide by heading over to the Tr3s judging channel by October 29, and make your voice heard.


Eclectic Approach Behind The Scenes at Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Video)

Remember how OurStage took one talented band’s dream of dominating the national stage, rocking out in front of a huge live audience, and making their way into the hearts and homes of millions, and turned it into a reality?

So do we.

On October 1, 2012, OurStage gave the opportunity of a lifetime to electro-funk rockers Eclectic Approach, as we sent them off to Hollywood to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a broadcast audience of almost 2 million viewers.

Eclectic Approach has been on an upward trajectory at breakneck speeds since winning Season 2 of The OurStage Panel earlier this year. Check out the band’s inspirational journey and performance on Kimmel‘s hit late-night talk show, RIGHT HERE.

Help Your Favorite Metal Act Keep Rocking Hard By Judging In The Ernie Ball Metal Competition!

It’s not easy being brutal. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears goes into playing hard—you have to rock if you want to roll in OurStage’s Metal Channel. But it takes more than musical chops to make it in the metal. After all, a band might have all the talent and drive in the world but they can’t shred without strings! Fortunately, Ernie Ball is here to help. One band in the Metal Channel will win a free supply of strings in the “Ernie Ball Metal Competition”! Which band that’ll be is up to you. So haul your ass over to the Metal Channel and get judging, folks! Time is running out and these metal heads need your help! The competition ends on October 31st.

Judge The “Rock Boat Lucky 13″ Competition And Win Tickets To The Cruise!

Sperrys? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Yacht captain’s hat? Leave that at home, please. Instead of looking like a goofy extra from Gilligan’s Island, you could win your best sailing accessory yet by lending your ears to the OurStage “Rock Boat Lucky 13″ Competition! Judge your favorite artists by December 14 to help determine which OurStage act will win a slot on the Rock Boat. You could win a pair of tickets for an ocean view cabin on this year’s Rock Boat cruise from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay. The stacked lineup includes Sister HazelNEEDTOBREATHERusted RootRoger Clyne and the PeacemakersWill HogeTony Lucca, OurStage artist Bronze Radio Return, and more. What better excuse to break out the madras shorts and Ray Bans this February?

Take To The Sea With The “Rock Boat Lucky 13″ Competition!

Alas, ye salty dogs! We have quite the adventure for those OurStage artists daring enough to rock the boat. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to take your music off land and across the sea, now is your chance. Enter the “Rock Boat Lucky 13″ Competition. One Grand Prize Winner will join a cruise to the Great Stirrup Cay in February 2013 to perform not one, but two 60-minute sets, along with Sister Hazel, NEEDTOBREATHERusted RootRoger Clyne and the PeacemakersWill HogeTony Lucca, OurStage artist Bronze Radio Return, and other artists. The prize will also include a travel stipend, accommodations, meals, and more. So batten down the hatches and prepare for battle. Click here to enter now!


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