Three rounds, nine bands, one fatty recording studio package for the winner. Yes, its a battle of the bands competition. Yes, I generally think these things are bullshit maneuvers staged by sponsors with questionable motives to get the word out on bands that no one really knows or cares about.
But The 9 isnt your run-of-the-mill band vs. band playoff.
First, respected Vermont craft brewery Magic Hat known for its support of emerging acts across the country is staging the affair, and in association with Skippers Smokehouse, Creative Loafing and Morrisound Recording.
Second, the competition isnt meant for young unknowns, but for bands that already have a buzz going and can really benefit from the chance to record at Morrissound.