Dickies Announces Battle Of The Bands In Austin During SXSW/ 10, 000 Grand Prize

Dickies is looking for eight of the best unsigned/independent bands in the country to compete in their inaugural Battle of the Bands. This monumental event will be held outdoors on Friday≈arch 20, 2009 at The Compound from 1-6pm in Austin, TX during SxSW. Submissions will be accepted via the Dickies Battle of the Bands website (http://dickiesupstart.com/) or by mail.

To qualify to compete for the $10,000 grand prize, all submissions must include an entry form, a photo of the band, and a 60-second video clip of the band playing original material. Runners-up will also be rewarded handsomely with Dickies gear.

Entries will be subject to careful review by a select panel of celebrity judges in the music industry, and only 8 bands will be hand picked for the final competition.

Deadline for submissions is February 23, 2009 11:59pm EST. Bands chosen to compete will be announced March 2, 2009 on http://dickiesupstart.com.

This could be your chance to share the stage with other talented, emerging bands while fighting for the $10,000 prize. Send your submissions now!

About Dickies
Founded in 1922, Dickies has worked its way up to become the largest work wear manufacturer in the world. Every Dickies garment, from work pants and work shirts to denim jeans, women’s work wear and kids’ school wear, stands for the quality, toughness, and pride that embodies the spirit of the American worker-traits mirrored in the rugged lifestyle that any independent / unsigned artist endures while grinding away to share their music with the masses.

The Dickies name has been built on strength and durability, qualities most bands will need as today’s music business becomes more of a struggle than ever. Don’t miss your chance to come out on top-enter the Battle of the Bands now!