SOURCE: Exotic Erotic Ball

July 31, 2008 15:25 ET

Exotic Erotic Ball Partners With Sonicbids to Offer 3 Prime Gigs to Indie Bands

Winners to Perform in San Francisco at World's Largest Halloween Ball

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - The 29th annual Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo, the internationally acclaimed Celebration of Flesh, Fetish, and Fantasy, and -- according to E! Entertainment TV -- "The World's #1 Wildest and Sexiest Party," has renewed its longstanding commitment to promoting independent music by offering three prime-time, full-paying gigs exclusively to Independent bands through an alliance with Sonicbids. The 2008 show marks the Ball's second annual collaboration with Sonicbids.

In 2007, the two winning bands were Black Betty and the Bad Habits, who hail from Boston, and the Los Angeles-based Doxy. They performed on the same bill with Snoop Dogg, Peaches, Donald Glaude, the Spyderz and others.

"There is so much creative musical talent among today's independent and unsigned bands," says David Ellis of Sonicbids, an event sponsor, and collaborator on the Ball's Indie Music initiative. "When a long-running event like the Exotic Erotic Ball acknowledges this by actively looking to the Indies to discover the right talent for their event -- and then gives that talent VIP treatment and the chance to play before an audience size usually reserved for signed acts -- this is something we can get behind. We heard great things from the bands they selected last year, and look forward to offering up our platform again for them to discover 3 new bands in 2008."

"The Ball" is widely considered the world's #1 adult-themed party event with live entertainment on five stages. Over its 29-year history, headliners have included Joan Jett, Chris Isaak, Grace Jones, Greg Allman, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, and Everclear. The Genitorturers will perform on the Ball's musical stage, and performance artist Mobius8 will bring his mind-altering musical multimedia stage show to the Ball's electronic stage. 30,000 revelers are expected to attend.

To be considered, bands must request consideration by submitting their EPK -- or "electronic press kit" -- through Sonicbids at http://www.sonicbids.com/exoticerotic on or before September 5, 2008. All entries will be juried, rated, and three winners will be chosen to play before thousands of elaborately attired fans at the 2008 Exotic Erotic Ball & Expo October 24 & 25, 2008, at Treasure Island, San Francisco.

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