If you're in a band, you are probably broke.
It sucks. But it's true. And there are a limited number of ways for a struggling rock 'n' roller to realistically collect some cash. You could (A) quit the band and get a real job; (B) ask Mom for the ten years of back allowance she owes you; or (C) sell your blood and hair to shady third-party "health care" outfits.
Here's the deal, according to the fest's official press release:
Bands will have a chance to compete for the final slot at the festival alongside confirmed acts Death Cab for Cutie, Trey Anastasio Band, Ben Harper, Ween, and Thievery Corporation, as well as a prize package including $1,0000 in cash and $5,000 in promotional support from BuzzMedia sites.
Bands have until August 22 to submit their band and create their profile at PureVolume.com/pages/langerado ... Three bands will be chosen to move on to perform at the live finale in Miami the week of October 3rd. The winning band will be chosen by a panel of industry judges, and given a spot on stage at the big show.
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So ... Crossfade's advice: Don't stop rocking. Fuck work. Love your mom. And keep your blood and hair. Go get money (and fame?) with Langerado and PureVolume.com.
Langerado Music Festival. Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9. Markham Park, 16001 W. State Rd. 84, Fort Lauderdale. Two-day tickets cost $150 to $180 via langerado.com. Call 954-389-2005 or visit markhampark.com.