Spring 2013 Band Draft Cancelled


The NYBD Commission has just learned that Rebel NYC, the location we had booked for the 4th Annual New York Band Draft, has shut down permanently as of this week. Although 2013 was shaping up to be another great event, forces beyond our control have made a Spring 2013 Band Draft impossible.

Although we're disappointed at this turn of events, we're not slowing down one bit. Instead we will just be focusing this year on drumming up support for NYBD alumni musicians and making the Spring 2014 event that much more magnificent. 

To the players who have already ...

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Recruiting for 2013 NYBD Captains


Think You've Got the Chops to Be Captain?

Every year, the NYBD Commission selects players to be captains of each of the newly created bands. There's only a few specific requirements to be a captain, but increasingly we're seeing that certain skills and resources tend to make for particularly good captains. It's important for us to recruit a as many new captains as possible, just to keep things different and growing every year. To this end, we're asking our fans and friends for volunteers or nominations for captain.

Selecting captains is a surprisingly difficult process ...

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2013: It's ON!!

Draft Night

On draft night, captains will take turns drafting players (who have never played together before) into an all-new band.
Gig Night

On gig night, these bands will perform two original songs and one cover song, competing to win fame and prizes.

Think You're Good? Prove it.

Do you have what it takes to become one of New York's Loudest?

So you're seen the greatness of NYBD, and now you want in, right? Here's how it works:

  1. First, login to the NYBD website with your Facebook or Google account (best to stick with one or the other).

  2. Next, fill ...

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All About the New York Band Draft

 

Think You're Good? Prove It!

The New York Band Draft (NYBD) is an annual musician’s mixer that combines elements of the NFL Draft with a “battle of the bands”-style competition to encourage the creation of new bands, friendships and music.

“Captains” are selected, who in turn select their dream teams from a pool of 40+ musicians, and may only pick players who’ve never played together before. The bands have barely a month to choose a name, write two original songs, and learn a cover song. These newly formed groups participate in an epic reinvention of a ...

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NYBD Presents #2, This Friday at Fontana's Bar!


The 2012 Band Draft was so much fun and such a huge success that your loyal Commissioners can't wait for next year's Draft to get another little taste. We're pleased to announce the second of two showcase nights!

Friday's sweet-ass lineup is:

08:30 The Urkel Jerks (2012 Participants)
09:00 Switchblade (with Band Draft Alumni....all of them?)
10:00 The Hardcore Jollies (2010 Participants)
10:30 Vaseline Dion and the Dons of Rock (2012 Participants)
11:00 Generator Ohm (with Band Draft Alumni Willie and Mike)

This may be subject to change, but probably ...

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NYBD Presents #1, This Friday at Fontana's Bar!


The 2012 Band Draft was so much fun and such a huge success that your loyal Commissioners can't wait for next year's Draft to get another little taste. We're pleased to announce the first of what we hope to be an ongoing series of showcase nights, beginning with this one!
 
Performing acts include:
 
08:30 AKISTA (2012 Winner Best Cover)
09:00 Tin Vulva (w/ 2012 Alumni Kat and Sara) 
10:00 The Ghost of PSR (2012 Participants)
10:30 Sashes Sapphire (2011 Winner Best Band)
11:00 Hipster Holocaust (2012 Winner Best Band)
11:30 Miwa ...

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Announcing "NYBD Presents"

The 2012 Band Draft was so much fun and such a huge success that your loyal Commissioners can't wait for next year's Draft to get another little taste. We're pleased to announce the first of what we hope to be an ongoing series of showcase nights, beginning with a show at Fontana's Bar on Friday, January 25, 2013.


So what's this all about? We're currently recruiting every able-bodied Band Draft band from any previous year. Can you still get your band together? Looking for one more chance to bask in the adulation of a ...

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Winners of the 2012 NYBD Season!

On Saturday, October 6th, history was made once more. New York's Loudest got another epic Band Draft season under our belts, and 11 amazing bands hit the stage to show off the fruits of all their hard work.


NYBD never ceases to amaze with the quality of acts each year, and this year's event was no different. Each band brought something special to the event, and selection of winners was just as difficult as it always is, but after tallying both audience and participant votes, the winners were as follows:

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7 Minutes In Heaven, Captain's Log, Week 4

last rehearsal resulted in 3, YES THREE broken e-strings. 

saturday night, it'll be hearts. and it'll be more than 3.
faster than a spinning bottle.
cuter than justin beiber,
and ready to make some teenage dreams come true. 
 
<3 mwah!

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All About Gig Night

Alright you rock monsters...

That time has finally arrived; the official performance night for the New York Band Draft 2012 Season is upon us. This Saturday at Sullivan Hall, 11 bands will take the stage in a battle royale certain to leave you quivering and useless. Participants and attendees alike can look forward to an amazing experience with our NYC musicians' community, and a rockin' good time. Here's an idea of what you can expect on the big night:

For Participants

  • First up, NYBD Captains need to make sure to get to the venue as close to 7pm as ...

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