Browsing articles from "July, 2009"
Jul 17, 2009

Leave rain

And so it begins…. I never figured I would be wearing layers to pitchfork….. Should be a good night as along as the rain stays away…

Also, these postings are from my phone while at the festival, so get ready for bad spelling and shit that doesn’t make sense

Yo la tengo up first tonight for us… Maybe tort….

Jul 17, 2009

Pitchfork Music Festival begins today, RPM is there

Pitchfork music festival begins today at 5pm in Union Park in West Chicago. It looks to be long-sleeve weather with a high of only 72….the whole weekend. Looks like we are going to evade the sweat and stink of usual outdoor festivals this year, I’m not complaining.

The “Saucony Originals” group is going for some collective record breaking this weekend, including “Largest group of people singing ‘Chicago’ in a park” and “most shoelaces tied together”. I’ll let you know if we accomplish those amazing feats… (

Jul 16, 2009

The Vanguard are shooting a video in Croatia

Here’s a pic from the video shoot with Patryk Rebisz


Here’s the last video he shot for The Vanguard:

Jul 8, 2009

RethinkPopMusic Announces “Put Your Music Where Your Mouth Is” Competition

RethinkPopMusic (RPM) is hosting a two-night competition asking artists to “Put Your Music Where Your Mouth Is.” The competition will put artists in front of industry experts who will choose the winners based on talent. The winner from each night will be given a performance slot at the RethinkPopMusic Stage during Midpoint Music Festival (MPMF) on September 25th in Cincinnati, Ohio. Additionally, the winner from each night will have their single included on a future RethinkPopMusic compilation album and will be in consideration to become a RethinkPopMusic Affiliated Artist.

July 30th | 8:00pm | Crash Mansion (NYC)

Aug 7th | 8:00pm | Cameo (Williamsburg)

The judges will vary for each night and include:
Bob Berman: founder of RethinkPopMusic
Ben Foxx: acclaimed producer and audio engineer (The Vanguard, Interpol, Death Cab for Cutie)
Aaron Barr: musician/actor (lead singer of The Vanguard and star of Mow Crew)
Gregory Hewes: RethinkPopMusic Regional Director of A&R
TBA MTV Producer
TBA Celebrity Music Blogger

IMPORTANT: All submitting artists must be available to perform at either showcase date in New York City and must be able to travel independently to Cincinnati, Ohio on September 25th for the Midpoint Music Festival. Additionally, prior to the artists’ performance, the single for the RethinkPopMusic Compilation CD must be submitted as an uncompressed stereo track. RethinkPopMusic guarantees to select 2 artists from Sonicbids, but is considering selecting up to 10 artists through Sonicbids.

About Us: RethinkPopMusic may best be described as an artist collaborative record label WITHOUT an album sales business model. Founded in NYC by a group of young music industry experts disenchanted with the climate of gluttonous executives, misleading “Indie” labels and 360 deals, RPM intends to return creative control to the artists and reestablish integrity within the industry. RPM provides “Affiliated Artists” with all the marketing, publicity, booking, recording and legal tools necessary to “make a living making music”. RPM affiliated artists are under no contractual obligation to sell or distribute their music and retain all the rights and creative control of their art. Subsequently, the RPM business model utilizes experiential and integrated marketing initiatives that partner consumer products and artists via showcases, tours, music supervision and innovative projects. For more information please visit

All submissions must go through Sonicbids,

Click here to submit!
Put Your Music Where Your Mouth Is Submissions on Sonicbids

Submission deadline: July 21st


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