SAN FRANCISCO, CA â€“ The 31st annual Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo, the internationally acclaimed Celebration of Flesh, Fetish, and Fantasy, which has been called â€œThe Worldâ€™s #1 Wildest and Sexiest Partyâ€ by E! Entertainment TV, the â€œ#1 Adult Festival in the World,â€ by AskMen.com, and one of the â€œ69 Sexiest Things to Do Before You Die,â€ by Playboy TV, has again evidenced its longstanding commitment to promoting independent music. It is offering two prime-time, full-paying gigs exclusively to Indie artists.
To be considered for the gigs, bands must apply by submitting their EPK (Electronic Press Kit) through Sonicbids at http://bit.ly/dvptKj on or before September 20, 2010. All entries will be juried, rated and two winners will be chosen to play before thousands of masked, costumed, and otherwise elaborately attired fans at the 2010 Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo, October 22 & 23, 2010*, at the San Francisco Bay Areaâ€™s newest and most spectacular waterside venue: The Craneway Pavilion. Winners will be notified on September 30, 2010.
The 2010 show marks the Ballâ€™s fourth collaboration with Sonicbids. Previous Indie bands who won gigs at the Ball were 2009 winners CR GRUVE from Portland, Maine, and SUPER GEEK LEAGUE from Seattle â€“ the latter of which were so popular, producers are bringing them back for 2010. 2008 winners were THE BURNING OF ROME from San Diego, MUD from San Francisco and CARNIVAL OF SIN, from British Columbia, Canada; 2007 winners were BLACK BETTY AND THE BAD HABITS from Boston; and the Los Angeles-based DOXY and LADY FOX. Sonicbids winners performed on the same bill with legendary artists including Snoop Dogg, Peaches, Donald Glaude, the Spyderz, Tone Loc, The Impotent Sea Snakes, and others. BLACK BETTYâ€™S lead vocalist, Jenny Langer, called the experience, â€œA true highlight for us that weâ€™ll always remember. Thatâ€™s one fun and crazy crowd!â€
â€œThe Ball is very visible,â€ adds Mann. â€œAnd many bands with sexy lead singers and provocative lyrics feel they fit the show. Many of them do. The problem for us is we receive hundreds of DVD's, CD's, emails, and links. We donâ€™t have the time or manpower to sift through them. But, I am a songwriter myself, and I have a real commitment to Indie music. Our relationship with Sonicbids allows us to manage this function and show that commitment. Every submission gets heard, and it all comes to us online. I look forward to shaking hands with the 2010 winners on stage at the Ball.â€
â€œThe Ballâ€ is widely considered the worldâ€™s #1 adult-themed party event with live headline entertainment on five stages â€“ music, electronic, burlesque, circus, and fetish. Over its 30-year history, headline entertainment has included Joan Jett, Chris Isaak, Grace Jones, Greg Allman, George Clinton, Thomas Dolby, Everclear, plus untold numbers of celebrity guests, pop culture icons, and the worldâ€™s top burlesque, fetish, and novelty acts.
*Performance dates, times, terms and conditions are listed at the Band Submissions website: http://bit.ly/dvptKj
Perry Mannâ€™s Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo
Festival Hotline- 415-567-BALL (2255)
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA 94804 â€“ www.craneway.com
When: Friday and Saturday October 22 and 23, 2010.
Expo Hours: Friday, October 22: 4PM â€“ Midnight: $20
Saturday, October 23: Noon â€“ 6PM: $20
Must be 18 and over to attend the Expo.
Ball Hours: Saturday 8PM â€“ 2AM: GA Tix from $69; VIP Tix from $150.
Ball prices increase as event gets nearer.
Expo is also open as part of the Ball, to Ball attendees only
Must be 21 and over to attend the Ball.
For more info, please contact:
Christopher Buttner, President