…you probably think it’s Jagged Spiral, but the City Pages doesn’t. They think it’s a band called Knife World. Readers Choice was Vampire Hands. I love Vampire Hands myself, they put on a good live show with lots of energy.
However, neither of these bands really strike me as “Rock”. Neither does Jagged Spiral for that matter. Maybe its just me, but they sound too ‘indie’ and not enough ‘rock’. Seems there are better selections for best Rock band:
Any one of these bands would Rock the piss out of Knife World AND Vampire Hands AND Jagged Spiral, and they’d do it with two guitar strings tied behind their back.
Gay Witch Abortion would probably get my vote for best local Rock band. Two absolute madmen with savage tone, who don’t really need bass or vocals to rock the planet. Catch one of their live shows if you get a chance, before their music is banned for being “Too Rock”.
Thanks to everyone who voted for us in the City Pages annual “Best Of”.
Click on the graphic to go to the City Pages “Best of the Twin Cities – 2009” Poll! Here’s your chance to vote for all your most loved and hated things in the twin cities.
Make sure to enter “Jagged Spiral” for number 85 – Best Rock Band!
Votes must be received by March 30, 2009 and results will be revealed in City Pages’ “Best of the Twin Cities 2009.”
MNartists.org has a contest called MNSpin. Each week, three songs are picked by members of the local music industry.
I set up a profile on mnartists.org a while ago, and uploaded the tracks “Monsters”, “Not Enough Bullets” and “Let It Out”. I entered the tracks in the MNSpin contest sometime early in 2008. It seems that Dana Raidt, the music director for Radio K has great taste in music, because she chose “Not Enough Bullets” as one of the three winning songs for this week’s MNSPin contest! http://www.mnartists.org/article.do?rid=208156
Here’s more info about MNSpin:
Winning tracks from each contest are selected by panelists from within the music industry. Each week a three-song playlist from the winning submissions will be featured on the mnartists.org and Summit Brewery web sites. Quarterly listening parties at area venues will take place and a compilation CD of music from the yearlong contest will be produced.
Submission Specifications and Entry Process Any and all types of music accepted; only three tracks per musician will be reviewed for possible inclusion on the CD. Tracks can be uploaded to artist pages on mnartists.org, and a URL of the page can then be e-mailed to email@example.com. Submissions must come from mnartists.org members. To sign up for membership, visit www.mnartists.org/join.do?action=join.
mnSPIN is sponsored by mnartists.org, Summit Brewery, Springboard for the Arts, and McNally Smith College of Music.
We’ll keep our fingers crossed that Not Enough Bullets will get picked for inclusion on the yearly CD compilation…although it is quite difficult to play bass with my fingers crossed…
While we didn’t get into the ‘winning circle’ of the top 15 bands, we got awfully close. Jagged Spiral peaked around 18th place, and ended up in 28th place out of the 458 bands that participated. We’re actually pretty excited about making it to the top 6 percent! Thanks to everyone who helped us out and voted for Jagged Spiral through what is possibly the most clumsy music-user-interface known to man (right next to the 8-track tape) We certainly couldn’t have made it that far without your help, and we appreciate it.
If you hear of other music contests, make sure to let us know…
A Vote for Jagged Spiral is a vote for an Alpine Stereo System for Colin’s Truck! Honestly, the man has a portable CD player connected via a cassette-tape-adapter-thingy! What’s that? You haven’t heard of cassette tape? Let’s just say, he could use a new EX-10 car music system from Alpine.
Fortunately, Alpine has agreed to give Colin a brand-spanking-new EX-10! FOR FREE! Well, not exactly free, he just needs you to click on this link:
The link will take you to Alpine’s website showcasing their new gear, then cast your vote for either of your favorite Jagged Spiral songs: “Let It Out” or “Not Enough Bullets”. Hey, vote for both! Come back and vote every day until the end of May! If Jagged Spiral is in the top 5, BAM! Colin has a new car stereo, and our weekly trips to Chipole can be uninterrupted by CD disk changes!