The legendary ROXY THEATRE in Los Angeles, CA has teamed up with D’Addario, Planet Waves and Evans on the hunt for hot, new, upcoming bands to “Rock the Roxy.”  Musicians everywhere can enter the “ROCK THE ROXY YOUTUBE VIDEO CONTEST” to win a chance to perform at the AustinRox showcase in Austin this March.

Groups can simply post their music video to You Tube and watch the view-counter roll! Videos must be less than three minutes long and submitted as a video response. As long as the video shows the band rocking out at some point (electronic-based instruments are also allowed), videos can definitely get creative and feature fancy film work.

The top 50 bands with the most video views by February 9, 2010 will not only win a jam-packed prize package from D’Addario and other sponsors, but they’ll also move on to the semi-finals!

In the semi-final round, bands will be judged for the chance to perform at a world-famous Austin Rox showcase in March 2010. Judges will include representatives from D’Addario, Evans, Planet Waves, The Roxy, Swing House Studios, partner companies, and even select celebrity musicians.

The winning band will receive the following incredible prize package worth more than $20,000:

  • Performance at The Roxy/Swing House Studios at an Austin showcase (All backline provided by the showcase)
  • $500 in cash
  • Gear from Zildjian, Tama, Ibanez, Marshall, Vox, Guitar World, and Korg
  • 1 year endorsement with D’Addario, Evans, and Planet Waves valued at $5,000
  • Airfare for up to five band members
  • Two rooms for two nights in an Austin, TX hotel
  • Transportation to & from the airport & hotel in Austin, TX

Best of luck! Can’t wait to see your band on the small screen!

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Opened in 1973, The Roxy Theatre is Sunset Strip’s premier music venue.  The intimate 7,500 square foot room has played host to everyone from Bob Marley to MSTRKRFT.  Independently owned and operated, The Roxy is known for it’s eclectic, must-see line-ups that have included debut gigs from Gnarls Barkley, Mickey Avalon and the first (and only) LA club performance by Amy Winehouse, landmark performances from icons like Dolly Parton, The Sex Pistols and Bob Dylan, plus recent shows from Them Crooked Vultures, AFI, Wolfmother, Flo Rida, Mika, Keane and many more.  The Roxy is the #1 club on Twitter.


D’Addario & Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets complete lines of strings for fretted and bowed musical instruments, drumheads, drum practice pads, and guitar and woodwind accessories under the proprietary brand names D’Addario, Evans Drumheads, Planet Waves, Rico, HQ Percussion and PureSound Percussion. The company also runs the popular online gear source, as well as D’Addario’s Musician Hub, The Stage ( and The Lesson Room ( and D’Addario products are marketed in approximately 120 countries.


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