The Final Band(s) of the Month for 2012

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I’ve been away longer than I intended, but as promised, voting a ended at 11:59:59 on November 30.  The E2TG election officials have been pouring over the votes, counting the provisional ballads, recounting, checking all the of dangling and hanging chads and generally having a good ole time.  And, if you remember, at the beginning of this poll, we said we would have two Bands of the Month since this poll covers two months.  The first Band of the Month for November/December receiving an overwhelming majority of the votes, is Walking for Pennies.  

Here is their album Forget about Wonderland

 

Here’s Walking for Pennies doing Nashville 
Our second Band of the Month and the final Band of the Month for 2012 is fast-rising Americana Singer/Songwriter Nena Anderson.  

Here’s her album Beyond the Lights

 

Here is the official video for I Fall in Love Too Fast

So congrats to Walking for Pennies and Nena Anderson – thanks to all our great featured artists and now onward we go to the Band of the Year Poll!



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Band of the Month – October – Black Jake and the Carnies!

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Well, well, well… The Foresters made a late run, but Michigan’s own Black Jake and the Carnies held on to become our Ear2theground’s Band of the Month for October!  For those of you playing at home, they are officially the first Crabgrass band to become Band of the Month.  They are are also the first band from Ypsilanti, Michigan to be Band of Month.  Trivia, in fourth grade our class did a huge mural of the United States in the hallway of our school, and we each were assigned a state to paint.  We also had to do a report on that state.  My state? Michigan.  I know right? Amazing the way the world works.

Black Jake and the Carnies play a raucous blend of country, bluegrass and punk.  They are tons o’ fun and they make a great Band of Month. 


Once again, we had a great group of Featured Artists – probably our most diverse group yet, and I am grateful for all the people I got to know this month.
It’s November now… and time to unveil a new batch of Featured Artists.  We’ll be doing that soon – and trying something new….
 

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Band(s) of the Month for September!


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After way too much obsessing over the options, I’ve decided what the – we had a tie.  If a Band of the Month is a good thing why not two.  So, introducing the Ear to the Ground Bands of the Month for September 2012:   And the Giraffe and The Great American Novel.

Check out the forthcoming And the Giraffe Album, Creature Collector.

 Purchase and Download Kissing by The Great American Novel

And much love and appreciation to all of our September Featured Artists!

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Band of the Month August is….

We had a great set of artists this month, and a final reminder to check them all out! Here//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js

I am pleased to announce that our Band of the Month for August 2012 is 
Loners Society from Charleston, South Carolina.  Please check out their website and Facebook Page.
Remember, Loners Society have now earned an automatic position in our Band of the Year poll which should be an epic event.  That poll is coming in December 2012.




Be on the lookout for our September Featured Artists which I will unveil after the holiday weekend.  We have some more awesome artists to feature.

Here are some videos from our August Band of the Month:

Band of the Month Results – Vinyl Thief

Congratulations to Vinyl Thief.  They pulled down the most votes to become our Band of the Month for July 2012.  That means they have earned an automatic bid into our Band of the Year Poll which will get underway in just about 4 months!  Here’s the band killing it live at the Tin Roof.  If you are in or around Nashville tonight, Vinyl Thief will be celebrating their Band of the Month victory* with a show at Mercy Lounge.  After that, they will begin work on their follow-up to Rebel Hill!

So as of now, the following bands have earned a guaranteed spot in the Band of the Year Poll:

December 2011:  In Cages
January 2012: MAKAR
February 2012:  The Gypsy West
March 2012:  Northbrook Garage
April 2012:  The Disappointment
May 2012:  South of Ramona
June 2012: Skeletons in the Piano
and July 2012: Vinyl Thief

The following bands are in contention for a coveted “Wildcard” spot:
The Dead Exs, The End Men, Sci-Fi Romance and Nikki Sue and the Bad News.  

And finally a new month means a new list of Featured Artists.  Stay tuned, we have  that list for you soon!

Band of the Month is….

It was another epic battle… but in the end,  Skeletons in the Piano prevailed!  We offer a hearty cheer to Killing Kuddles for a well fought battle, and I suspect we’ll see this and other great battles played out again in  our Band of the Year competition.  And please remember to support all of our Featured Artists.  You can get more information about all of the Featured Artists using the link on the right.


But, tonight, all the kudos go to our friends from Saratoga Springs, New York.  Here’s a video and a link to their Website.







Stay tuned for a fresh set of Featured Artists for the new month of July!

The Disappointment – Damn Righteous (EttG Exclusive)

Sometime in early May, when The Disappointment narrowly defeated Nikki Sue & the Bad News to become our Band of the Month of April, they promised some celebratory goodies for us to share with you.  Well, The Disappointment don’t… come on you think I’m going to use that line… well, but they don’t….


And so, I offer you a exclusive look at the new promo video for the song, The Prince and the Playground from the band’s brand new 5 song release called Damn Righteous, and so without further ado (even though I like ado), here it is:



The Disappointment – The Prince and The Playground (Damn Righteous Promo Video) from The Disappointment on Vimeo.

Pretty cool, huh?  Well, now I  know that you are wondering, ‘So, how do I buy the record?  Well, we got you covered right here:


http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=2785542885/size=grande3/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB/So, now you gotta be wondering how do I find out more about this awesome Brooklyn band, guess what? They have an awesome new website:  It’s areyoudisappointed.com.


And only logical question left is are these guys single…. I don’t know the answer to that question, but I can tell you where to go and ask them.  The Disappointment have a show this coming Friday at The Space Place in Brooklyn and the details are here.


Yeah!