Converse Get Out of the Garage 2014 is the full swing. Over the last three years this amazing competition has established itself one of the key events on the SA Music calendar and is something that should be closely watched if you are a fan of local music. To refresh your memory: Artists from all over South Africa are encouraged to upload their demos to Soundcloud or YouTube and then submit them to Converse via http://www.myssl.co.za/converse/.
For this year’s competition Converse is looking to get more unsigned musicians out of the garage and into a studio to record their own tracks right here in SA. If you are interested in participating take note that you have until the 15th of June 2014 (Sunday) to upload your demo. So, if you’re an aspiring musician, move your arse and take advantage of this great opportunity.
Judging will take place from the 17th and 19th of June. Returning judge and 5FM DJ, Catherine Grenfell will be joined by hip-hop legend, HHP (owner of Openroom Productions) and Darryl Torr also enters the mix (as one of SA’s most acclaimed producers).
On 23 June the Top 10 finalists will be showcased on Facebook and Twitter, where South African music fans can vote for their favourite until 3rd of August. The winner will then be announced on 5th August, before heading off to New York City to record another track with Rubber Tracks, followed by more globetrotting to perform LIVE in Europe. One lucky fan will also be rewarded with a trip to Europe to go watch the winning band perform live, so make sure you’re ready to vote on 23rd of June! It’s time to throw on your sneakers, get out of the garage, and share your musical talent at http://www.myssl.co.za/converse/.
Great News is to help get you into a voting mood, Running Wolf’s Rant has no less than 5 Converse Get Out Of The Garage 2013 CD’s to give away. The album features tracks by Jordi (the 2013 Converse Get Out Of The Garage winner), Rumspringer, Chad da Don (ft Cassper Nyovest), The Nomadic Orchestra, Twelv & Thesis, Kanyi, Asleep in Transit, Bruce Noble, The Aztec Sapphire and Touchwood. All you need to enter this competition is a valid Twitter account. If you have one and you’re logged into Twitter, CLICK HERE to enter. The competition closes on Thursday night (the 12th of June 2014) at midnight and the winners will be announced on Twitter on Friday morning.
Spread the word about this amazing contest and competition via Twitter and Facebook and watch this space for regular updates in the Music and Competition categories on Running Wolf’s Rant.