Let The Games Begin

'Bands on the Run' Heads to Chicago on Sunday, April 8, at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from VH1

    NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The stakes are high -- $100,000 in new
 equipment from Guitar Center, a music video to be aired on VH1, $50,000 cash,
 and a showcase for A&R executives -- as the competition begins.  VH1 has
 booked the first of 15 shows over eight weeks for the bands, and in Chicago,
 the first stop, Flickerstick, Soulcracker and Harlow are joined by the fourth
 group, Josh Dodes Band, direct from NYC.  Part I of the episode airs on
 Sunday, April 8, at 10:00 pm, (ET/PT).
     With four days to go before their shows, the bands begin their promotions.
 A wild card is thrown into the mix when one lucky band is given the
 opportunity to play on TV's "The Jenny Jones Show" -- if they can pass a
 special challenge.  The Josh Dodes Band makes quick hay by booking their own
 gig at Chicago's Hard Rock Cafe.  Soulcracker hits the streets for gonzo-style
 marketing, checking out record shops and cafes for impromptu opportunities,
 while Flickerstick leans on an old friend -- former Supertramp bass player
 Dougie Thomson -- to arrange a warm-up gig.
     From the faceless hotel rooms to the endless slogging of amps, the trials
 are many indeed for the groups.  Josh Dodes Band's gig at the Hard Rock does
 not go as well as planned.  Flickerstick's penchant for late-night carousing
 and alcohol-fueled volatility threatens to end in a fight, or worse.  And
 Soulcracker finds themselves stooping to play "Sweet Home Alabama" in order to
 sell merchandise at a last-minute bar show.  Says the band's Beastie, "Kind of
 a sell-out thing maybe, but I don't care.  This is war!"
 
 

SOURCE VH1
    NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The stakes are high -- $100,000 in new
 equipment from Guitar Center, a music video to be aired on VH1, $50,000 cash,
 and a showcase for A&R executives -- as the competition begins.  VH1 has
 booked the first of 15 shows over eight weeks for the bands, and in Chicago,
 the first stop, Flickerstick, Soulcracker and Harlow are joined by the fourth
 group, Josh Dodes Band, direct from NYC.  Part I of the episode airs on
 Sunday, April 8, at 10:00 pm, (ET/PT).
     With four days to go before their shows, the bands begin their promotions.
 A wild card is thrown into the mix when one lucky band is given the
 opportunity to play on TV's "The Jenny Jones Show" -- if they can pass a
 special challenge.  The Josh Dodes Band makes quick hay by booking their own
 gig at Chicago's Hard Rock Cafe.  Soulcracker hits the streets for gonzo-style
 marketing, checking out record shops and cafes for impromptu opportunities,
 while Flickerstick leans on an old friend -- former Supertramp bass player
 Dougie Thomson -- to arrange a warm-up gig.
     From the faceless hotel rooms to the endless slogging of amps, the trials
 are many indeed for the groups.  Josh Dodes Band's gig at the Hard Rock does
 not go as well as planned.  Flickerstick's penchant for late-night carousing
 and alcohol-fueled volatility threatens to end in a fight, or worse.  And
 Soulcracker finds themselves stooping to play "Sweet Home Alabama" in order to
 sell merchandise at a last-minute bar show.  Says the band's Beastie, "Kind of
 a sell-out thing maybe, but I don't care.  This is war!"
 
 SOURCE  VH1