SOURCE: Hobnox

December 03, 2007 09:00 ET

Mi145 and Sonicbids Partner With Mighty Mighty Bosstones to Find Opening Act for New Year's Eve Bash

"Mighty Mighty Openers" Contest Kicks Off in December

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - New online music channel has partnered with Sonicbids to offer an up-and-coming band a great opportunity -- to be the opening band for the recently reunited Mighty Mighty Bosstones at their sold out concert on New Year's Eve. Mi145 is the first channel offering from online video platform Hobnox, that features original programming including live performances, interviews, music videos and original programming covering the gamut of today's music scenes. Sonicbids, the leading site that helps bands get gigs, will facilitate the online submission process. The ultimate winner will be selected by Mi145 and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and will perform at the Bosstones' sold-out New Year's Eve bash at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI. The concert will be broadcast worldwide on Mi145 this February.

Other contest details include:

--  The online submission process goes live at
    on Monday, December 3, 2007 and concludes on Monday, December 17.
--  Emerging ska, punk, rock and hardcore bands are encouraged to submit
    music videos, online video demos or live performance footage for
    consideration. (All material submitted must be original, no covers will be
--  In addition to the ultimate winner, five other finalists will be
    featured on Mi145.
--  The winner will be announced on Friday, December 21, 2007.
--  In addition to opening for the Bosstones and performing in front of a
    sold out New Year's Eve crowd, the winning band will also be featured on
    the worldwide broadcast of the concert this February on Mi145.


Hobnox is an online video platform dedicated to finding, celebrating and pushing media from the fringes, outside the framework of traditional entertainment. It's a community built by artists for artists. Hobnox creates original programming and delivers it in a high quality, full screen video environment. U.S. headquarters are in Boston and Hobnox has additional offices in Berlin and London.

Mi145 is an online music channel that showcases the influential musicians of today, uncovers emerging artists of tomorrow and explores the provocative artists of yesterday. Mi145 features original programming including live performances, interviews, music videos and original programming covering the gamut of today's music scenes.

HYPERSHOW(SM) technology is an immersive experience that allows viewers to interact with the video by pausing the main narrative to unlock additional relevant content.


Launched in 2002 by Boston-based Panos Panay, Sonicbids is a website that makes it easy for bands to submit their press kits electronically to festivals, clubs, events and other performance opportunities all over the world. With a membership of 120,000 bands from 100 different countries and with over 10,000 music promoters using the site, Sonicbids is quickly becoming the universal standard for connecting bands with performance and licensing opportunities. For more information, visit


The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are a renowned ska-core band from Boston, Massachusetts.

Formed in 1985, the Bosstones are credited with the creation of the ska-core genre, a form of music that mixes elements of third wave ska and hardcore punk. The band released seven full-length albums, three EPs and a live album while touring continuously before their announcement of a hiatus in December 2003. They reunited for this special occasion in 2007.

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