August 29, 2011 - popchips and SPIN kicked off their nationwide band search, "pop up live," with a launch and listening party at Brick & Mortar in San Francisco, CA. Guests sipped complimentary beverages and munched on gratis popchips, while DJ Daniel mixed tracks from the top fifty "pop up live" finalists, giving guests a preview of the bands vying for a spot on the SPIN stage at Austin's premiere springtime music festival.
Head over to the popchips Facebook page to download free tracks and get details on upcoming "pop up live" shows in cities nationwide. We'll announce the winner on Oct. 31!
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