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Intel Seeks To Award Canadian Artists With Superstar Prizes

Live in Canada? Check. Want to be a superstar? Check. Have a song entered into the Intel® “Canada Superstars” Competition? … wait, you haven’t entered yet? Well, considering that there are only FOUR days left to enter, friend, you might want to get on that asap. We’ve got five, genre-specific channels open for superstar hopefuls such as yourself, including country, electronica, francophone, pop, rock, singer-songwriter, and urban. The top artist from each channel will win an incredible prize package, stacked with Fender Guitars, Casio Keyboards, Intel® Notebooks, Pro-Tools, and more. The Top 20 artists in each channel will automatically enter the final round and compete for the Grand Prize. So, get on it.


Intel Seeks Superstar Canadian Talent

Intel’s “Superstars” Competition is back, only this time they’re seeking the best talent Canada has to offer.

From now until August 25, you can submit your best material to the Intel® “Canadian Superstars” Competition through one of seven channels, including electronic, singer-songwriter, urban, pop, rock, country and Francophone (exclusively for tracks sung in French). Our community of music fans will listen and rate your track against other channel submissions until one song rises to the top of the heap and an artist is crowned the victor. If selected, you will receive a ton of awesome prizes including gear from AvidCasioMonster®Shure, and Fender®, not to mention Best Buy gift cards.

So what are you waiting for? Click here and let the games begin.

Canadian Artists – Win The Ultimate Prize Package From Intel

The “Superstars” Competition is back. Only this time, we’re turning the spotlight on our northern neighbors. We’ve got seven channels for all you aspiring Canadian superstars, including Electronic, Singer-Songwriter, Urban, Pop, Rock, Country and Français (exclusively for tracks sung in French). Enter your track in one of these Intel® “Canadian Superstars” Competition channels by August 25, and you could win awesome prizes including gear from Avid, Casio, Monster®, Shure, and Fender®, not to mention Best Buy gift cards. Let the games begin.


In the Spotlight: Lazertag

Mitch and Ryan of Lazertag

Mitch and Ryan of Lazertag

Name: Lazertag
From: San Francisco/Bay Area
Formed: 2005
Sounds Like: Pavement meets Elliott Smith with an MT 500 Casio
Albums: Modern Cuts for The Modern Man (5/08)

If California-based duo Lazertag makes it big, they may want to thank Brad Ungar, whose music video for “Silver State” introduced the band to thousands of fans on OurStage by winning the video grand prize for September. Ungar, who befriended the band at San Francisco State University and now works as a PA in hollywood, says the guys are too humble and laid back to promote themselves as much as they should. Sounds fitting for a couple of college grads from the Bay Area who make lo-fi pop gems on forty-dollar Casios and acoustic guitar.

I caught up with Mitch Buttress (guitar, lead vocals) and Ryan Spratt (keyboards) via phone to talk about South By Southwest, Casios, and why they hate/love jamming…

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