ENTRIES: From Monday, December 3rd - Sunday, December 9th, bands, DJ's, solo acoustic acts and one man/woman bands will have the opportunity to enter the contest by submitting their best original track.
VOTING: Between Monday, December 10th at Noon CST and Sunday, December 16th at Midnight CST, your fans can vote once per day, everyday. This is the most crucial part, as fans can create this opportunity for you! Each fan is allowed one vote per day, so encourage your supporters to vote early and often. Voting ends on Sunday, December 16th at Midnight.
THE DECISION: Monday, December 17th, the votes will be tallied and the band with the most votes will get to play with Kill Hannah at House of Blues on December 22nd. (buy tickets here)
RULES: Participating bands must be at least 17 years or older. (Bands are responsible for their own travel and accommodations to and from Chicago.)
If you or your friends create multiple accounts (or try to use bots to vote for you), it’s cheating, and we will disqualify those votes. So please, don’t waste your time or ours by cheating.
Good luck and we look forward to seeing you at House of Blues for Kill Hannah.
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Hometown: Chicago Web Site: iscintilla.com
Chicago’s I:Scintilla (pronounced “eye-sin-til-uh”) have spent the last nine years on a constant pursuit of musical exploration and artistic refinement. Never happy with genre boundaries, the quartet has taken its metal-infused electronica signature and drawn in elements of synth pop, trip-hop, and indie electro. Their latest effort, “Dying & Falling” (2010), masterfully blends such influences into an intelligent collection of powerful, introspective, and catchy songs. From the intense dance-rock of “Swimmers Can Drown” to the thoughtful down-tempo groove of the title track, the album pleases on many levels and is a testament to the band’s maturity. Their upcoming fourth album is an ambitious continuation of their musical travels and is set for release in early 2013.
The band is led by dynamic frontwoman Brittany Bindrim, whose words, melodies, and soaring vocals have resonated with a devoted and growing fan base. Rounding out the lineup are Jim Cookas (guitar/programming), Vincent Grech (drums), and Brent Leitner (guitar/programming). Over the years the band has established a solid reputation as a live act with their high energy shows that feature a mix of rock and electronic elements.
I:Scintilla formed in 2003 and quickly established an affinity for pushing musical boundaries while maintaining pop sensibilities. The result was their self-released debut album, “The Approach” (2004). Through relentless promotion and a strong online presence, the group soon attracted attention from established indie labels and eventually signed with Belgium-based Alfa Matrix in early 2006. Their first set of releases included the EP “Havestar” (2006) and full-length album “Optics” (2007). Both efforts managed to chart on Germany’s Deutsche Alternative Charts (DAC) with the former reaching #13 on the singles chart and the latter #6 on the albums chart. 2009 saw the release of the DAC-charting EP “Prey On You” that featured three new studio tracks and five club remixes.
Other notable accomplishments include festival appearances in the United States and Europe, most notably at Dragon*Con in 2012 and 2010 and at Germany’s Wave Gotik Treffen in 2007. They also appeared on the long-running independent music program JBTV in 2012 and 2007 and have been featured in nearly every alternative music magazine in Germany and several in England, Belgium, and Italy. In 2008 the band hit the road with darkwave mainstays The Cruxshadows for an extensive three-month U.S. tour that brought their live show to every corner of the United States.