Calling All Austin Musicians: Sparefoot Launches Battle of the Storage Bands

Posted by MiniCo on Jan 17, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Calling All Austin Musicians: Sparefoot Launches Battle of the Storage Bands

Drumroll, please! SpareFoot, a startup based in the “Live Music Capital of the World,” is scouring Austin to offer one local musician or band the chance to strut their stuff at one of the city’s best parties.

SpareFoot’s first-ever Battle of the Storage Bands contest is hunting for musical acts from the Austin area who practice in local self-storage units. Beginning Jan. 13, a local musician or band can submit a YouTube video of a performance of an original song through SpareFoot’s Battle of the Storage Bands tab on Facebook.

SpareFoot’s Band Selection Committee then will consider the three musical acts that have collected the most online votes by Feb. 21. Committee members will choose the one act that will play a 30-minute set to open The SpareFoot Party on March 7 at Austin’s Scoot Inn. Plus, the winner will receive VIP passes to the party, along with event transportation and one night’s lodging.

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SpareFoot operates the country’s largest online marketplace for self-storage.

Here are the entry rules:

1. An artist or band must practice in a storage unit in the Austin area.

2. Through SpareFoot’s Facebook page, an artist or band must submit a YouTube video of the artist or band rocking out to an original song. 3. In the video caption, the artist or band must include their names, as well as the name of the local storage facility where they practice. 4. The artist or band must encourage supporters to vote for their act by Feb. 21.

About SpareFoot

SpareFoot makes renting self-storage easy. Our free marketplace lets customers find and reserve storage units online. We have the largest inventory of storage units in the U.S., with a network of more than 6,500 facilities ranging from mom-and-pop to publicly traded REIT. We reach millions of people who need storage through exclusive partnerships with brands like, and Penske Truck Rental.

The Austin Business Journal named SpareFoot the Best Place to Work in the Austin area for 2013, office furniture company Turnstone named SpareFoot one of the country’s Best Young Companies to Work For in 2013, and the Austin American-Statesman named SpareFoot the Top Workplace in the Austin area for 2013.

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