tl;dr We're competing for RAW:Chicago Musician of the year. We need your vote once per day for 7 days, 10/1-10/8. Vote here!
We tend to shy away from battles of the bands and competitions nowadays because most of them suck for one reason or another— maybe you have to pay to play and they're just money makers for the venue, or the online voting site blows and lets people vote as many times as they want (examples of stuff we've seen before). But at the end of the day, talent and ability often have little to do with who wins.
RAWards however, is a very different animal
. RAW is an indie arts organization and awards show that we mentioned
earlier this summer when we were first accepted into the program and played our first showcase. They hand pick artists for entry into the program and have a tiered voting-based competition which pits artists first against each other in their city, then across the nation.
Only the very first round of voting is done by the public. One vote per day, Oct 1st - Oct 8th. Also, in that first round you only compete against others in your city— round about 80 musicians. The top 5 bands move on from the first public round to the closed industry panel.We like those odds.
If we can make it past the public round, all the others are done via an industry panel judging based on talent, musicianship, professionalism, etc. You know, things that matter.
Voting is open from (today) Tuesday October 1st - Tuesday October 8th. Please vote once per day, each vote makes all the difference in the world!
Vote here: http://rawartists.org/runandpunch