98-7/L.A. Launches Summer Concert Series
July 15, 2011 at 3:53 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Alternative KYSR (98-7fm)/LOS ANGELES is presenting a free Summer Concert series to spotlight some of area’s most promising emerging local artists. The concert series will take place at 8p every FRIDAY night between JULY 15th and AUGUST 12th at the 5 Towers on Universal’s CITY WALK.
Bands performing include INCAN ABRAHAM, VANAPRASTA, AUDIBLE MAINFRAME, BILLY BOY ON POISON and EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS.
"After months of studying the local music scene and working with local bands, managers, venues, and fans we recently re-launched our local music show, "Close to Home", on MONDAY nights at 11p," PD JULIE PILAT said. "The scene in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA is rich, creative and totally thriving with talent that is breaking through on a complete DIY level. We wanted to support the movement not only through airplay and exposure but through our resources and getting bands the things they need to help get off the ground. So, in addition to paying them to perform as part of our ‘Close To Home’ FREE Summer Concert Series we have chosen five local bands to receive ‘Close to Home Local Artist Grants’ from 987FM which includes things they can really use to help them succeed."
The grants include studio recording time, a professional photo shoot, a chance to open a show at one of L.A.’s most notable rock concert venues like THE WILTERN or THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM, legal advice from entertainment lawyers and more.