My cousin lives in New York and has been trying to break into the music business for a few years now. She may have caught a break. Her band, The Shells, has made it to the finals of the MTV Video Music Awards Best Breakout Artist NYC contest. 190 bands entered, and they are in the top three. It is a huge opportunity. They had a video shoot with MTV a couple days ago, and the winner will be announced at a pre-show the night of the VMA's on 9/11. Because I am proud of her and to help spread the buzz about her band, here is the contest page, where you can listen to her band, if you want -Ourstage .
They have a pretty good sound, very acoustic/folky with lots of harmonies, kind of pop/country like the Dixie Chicks or Wilson Phillips. There are three girls that front the group, and they have been together for awhile I think. My cousin is the blond one. I am very proud of her, and I wish her all the best with this contest and her music career.
Also, thanks for all the anniversary wishes yesterday. We had a simple, but great, dinner date.