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popchips(TM) and SPIN team up to support local bands with pop up concerts in new york, los angeles, san francisco, chicago and seattle

August 30, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — popchips inc., the all-natural popped snack company, reverbnation and SPIN, the premier resource for music discovery, are giving emerging local bands the opportunity to win a pop up live gig for their fans, and the chance to perform at one of SPIN’s hotly anticipated events during austin’s spring music festival.

popchips has already hand selected 250 bands from new york, los angeles, san francisco, chicago and seattle from the thousands of reverbnation members that applied to be a part of pop up live, a fan driven competition designed to expose new music. pop up live features an exclusive track from each artist, available for streaming and download on popchips’ facebook page (www.facebook.com/popchips). every download registers a vote for the band. on september 12, the four bands with the most downloads from each city will advance to the semi-finals. each semi-finalist will win a $500 cash prize and a “pop up live kit” to help them create their own unique pop up live concert.

bands are challenged to put on the most entertaining and memorable concert possible and to capture the essence of their pop up live gig in a short video. each video will be judged by a panel of music experts including david marchese, senior editor of SPIN, tom windish of the windish agency, select top local music bloggers, and jesse “the devil” hughes of eagles of death metal.

“we are excited to partner with SPIN and reverbnation to give local musicians a chance to perform on a national stage,” explained popchips’ svp marketing, brian pope. “we’re excited to see how creative these talented artists will get both with their music and getting the vote out.”

on october 31, popchips will announce the five finalists, one from each city, who will receive a $1,000 cash prize and an invitation to advance to the final round, where fans will be invited to vote for the grand prize winner on popchips’ facebook page (www.facebook.com/popchips). the grand prize winner, who will perform at a SPIN event during the austin music festival in spring 2012, will be announced on november 16.

SPIN’s creative partnership with popchips is a great way to support and promote emerging talent,” said david marchese, senior editor of SPIN. “we pride ourselves on putting on some of the most talked-about events in austin in march and as such, it will be a great place for the winning band to showcase their talent.”

popchips(TM), an all-natural line of popped chips, is among the fastest growing u.s. natural snack brands. popchips, inc. was formed in 2007 to bring new flavor and real innovation to the snack aisle. thanks to the magic of popping, popchips offers a snack so tasty and crispy that you won’t even notice it’s (we hesitate to say) healthier. popchips are available at the leading supermarkets and natural food stores throughout north america, including whole foods, safeway, target, kroger, wegmans, loblaws and select costco locations. for more information, pop over to popchips.com. and to get the latest updates, become a fan on facebook or follow us on twitter.


SPIN is a cross-platform media company and the premier resource for music discovery. since 1985, the award-winning SPIN magazine has given the first national exposure to many of history’s most important cutting-edge recording artists, while vividly documenting the trends and scenes that have shaped the worlds of rock, pop, and hip-hop. SPIN.com features unique daily content, including breaking news, reviews, and free downloads, and the ipad edition offers an extensive streaming playlist as well as exclusive, original video. for SPIN press inquiries and interview/image requests, please contact julia walker at jwalker@SPIN.com or 212.231.7400.

reverbnation provides over 1.7 million artists, managers, labels, venues, festivals/events and other music industry professionals with powerful, easy-to-use technology to promote and prosper online. their wide array of distribution and promotional solutions provide the hands-on tools and actionable insights that allow them to reach their goals in an increasingly complex music industry. the company operates worldwide with customers on every continent. over 30 million visitors come to reverbnation.com every month. for more information, please visit reverbnation.com and follow reverbnation on twitter: www.twitter.com/reverbnation.

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