I CONTINUED on to Tramps for DISCmakers Independent Music World Series VIP party. The contest was between NYC's best independent bands. After a healthy din-din of green salad, black beans and rice, and fresh fruit, I spoke with one of the judges, Thom Jack, owner of the club Spiral on Houston St. He filled me in on the grand prize for that night's winner: $25,000 in recording time; musical instruments; PR; and an indie release. Mixed in with the NY music scene crowd (lots of black jeans and cowboy boots), I spotted Rick Siegel, who was broadcasting the event on his Online TV site. Kyra, a band at the infamous Webstock, also competed.
(Appeared originally in @The Scene in the @NY newsletter)