LOUD & LOCAL - SUNDAYS @ 11PM
How to submit your music for Loud & Local:
1. Have a recording. Preferably CD, but MP3 is ok too, as long as it doesn't sound like garbage. If you have a cassette, punch yourself in the face, then get a CD. You can send or bring your stuff in to us at:
C/O Nick Nash
1015 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
2. E-mail me your info HERE. General stuff...band name, members, some bands you've played with. I don't care about your shoe size.
3. Make sure the tunes you're sending me are radio friendly. I know you can't avoid using the F-word in that song about your ex-girlfriend, but edit it out for broadcast. I like my job, and I'd rather not lose it.
4. Don't get all jacked if I don't pick your music to be on the show. I get a ton of CDs and demos every week. Sometimes your CD isn't of very good quality, sometimes the songs just aren't very good. I mean this in a good way. Keep playing, keep recording, keep submitting.
I started Loud & Local in 2007 as an outlet for local rock bands to have their music heard by a mainstream audience. I'm not a judge - the audience is.
THIS IS A VELOCIRAPTOR.
NFL Wild Card weekend starts Saturday with some great matchups. Here are my picks:
Bengals @ Texans - I take the Texans over the Bengals in this one. While Houston struggled late after a great start to the season, Cincinatti is no match.
Vikings @ Packers - Great rivalry game here, meeting up for the 3rd time in 6 weeks. I like the way Adrian Peterson has played this year, especially considering he wasn't supposed to play at all due to injury. Even at Lambeau Vikes get my pick.
Colts @ Ravens - The way each team played the latter part of the season, the Colts are the easy pick here.
Seahawks @ Redskins - Two surprising teams this year and I like watching both teams play. RGIII is arguably the best rookie in the game, and the Skins get my pick at home.
As for college ball, there are only a handful of Bowl games left this year. Here are my picks:
Tostito's Fiesta Bowl:
Kansas St. vs Oregon - Tough pick here, but I like Oregan. Ducks get my pick.
AT&T Cotton Bowl:
Oklahoma vs Texas A&M - Another tight matchup. A&M have a Heisman winner in Johnny Manziel, but I like the Sooners here.
BBVA Compass Bowl:
Pittsburgh vs Ole Miss - Here's a reason I hate Bowl games. Both teams are 6-6. My coin toss says Pittsburgh.
Kent State vs Arkansas State - I'll take the Golden Flashes in this one.
BCS National Championship Game:
Notre Dame vs Alabama - I can't think of a better matchup for a title game. In his third season as head coach of the Fighting Irish, Brian Kelly has done a remarkable job developing ND into an undefeated program. Alabama is tough, and this will be a tight and entertaining game. I see Notre Dame adding another National Title to their resume.