Off To The Polls

Attention Canadian music lovers! We have a job on our hands here. Rolling Stone Magazine, the most coveted music publication in the history of music journalism, is in its last phases of rolling out the “Choose The Cover” contest. This tournament-style, voted by the people competition features a prestigious prize of a recording contract with Atlantic Records and a spot on the most desirable page in the land of music:  the front cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

Here is where we come in. The 16 bands that were originally selected have been narrowed down to two; a remaining head-to-head rivalry between pop artist Lelia Broussard and the only Canadian group in the entire competition – The Sheepdogs.  After surviving the first three rounds of voting, the two finalists performed at Bonnaroo last week – and the scruffy Saskatoon rockers apparently opened up conversation as one of the hardest-hitting Canadian groups to recently hit the scene. A sweaty, boiling performance that was orchestrated by the pops of beer caps on stage, flapping Canadian flags in the crowd, blazing guitar solos and big harmonies from their perfectly raw voices – they demonstrated that Canucks can give the Southern-rock scene something to talk about.

Let’s help The Sheepdogs set the pages of Rolling Stone ablaze with their throwback CCR and Led Zeppelin sound-a-like rock resurgence, by voting to push our prairie pals into the top spot.  Visit the site to vote before July 1st, and secure the ability to stare at newsstands with national rock n’ roll pride.

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About Jess Huddleston

Jess (@JessHuddles) is the music mama and song savvy nut of in a nutshell. Since she was young, Jess has noticed new acts, harassed people to find out what tune is playing and asked everyone to repeat themselves because she's plugged in. After completing a journalism degree at Carleton University, Jess stepped into the world of communications, music publicity and magazine writing, while still making time each day to share sounds. Although this funny gal also has a strong passion for fashion and all things pop culture, you're most likely to hear her rave that a particular song or album will "change your life." * Bad Habit: Smart Food. * Favourite Food: Avocado everything. * Favourite Restaurant: La Carnita. * Wine of Choice: Merlot. * Favourite Band/Artist(s): The Boss, Ryan Adams, The Walkmen, Band of Horses. * Favourite Song: All Springsteen songs, "Sweet Thing" by Van Morrison, “Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John, "I Go To The Barn" by Band of Horses and "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding. * Fashion Icon: Emily Weiss. * Favourite Movie: Only You, Forrest Gump, The Departed. * TV series: Breaking Bad or Friends. * Sport: Basketball and Soccer. * Team: Duke... but, realistically, Florida. * Blackberry or Iphone: iPhone. * Favourite Books: The Great Gatsby, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and all Kerouac.

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