Congrats to Audible Mainframe - Winners of the SPIN Magazine "Road ...

The fact that Audible Mainframe isn't one of the most propped bands in America has always aggravated me. Not just because they sound great - that can be said of every act and artist I endorse (if I do say so myself) - but because they write hits that I want to sing along with beside thousands of fellow fans in dope venues across the country.

Well - it looks like my wish is coming true, as the Boston-bred, California-based organic hip-hop squad just found out that they beat several thousand bands to win the Spin-Airwalk "Unsigned Hero: Road to Austin" contest. As a prize, they'll be getting an all-expenses-paid trip to South by SouthWest (SXSW), where they'll rock the SPIN party (always the toughest of the week to get into) and the MusicGorilla.com showcase. They're also getting $5,000 in cash to burn at the strip clubs down there. No doubt the Phoenix will be in Austin cheering them along

Chris Faraone