Saturday, July 19, 1997

DISCmakers Independent Music World Series VIP party

Continuing on to Tramps for the VIP party of DISCmakers Independent Music World Series. After the press party the contest between NYC's best independent bands went on till midnight. After a healthy din din of green salad, black beans and rice, and fresh fruit, I spoke with 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)