March’s Breaking Artists: Kudos to these ReverbNation Opportunity Winners!


Wondering who submits to all those opportunities you see in your email inbox every week? And what happens after submissions close? Our monthly Breaking Artists newsletter, along with this nice, shiny blog post, breaks it down and shows you some of the opportunity winners.

Take a look and a listen, show your support for your fellow musicians and send them kudos in the comments.

Breaking Artists are selected by Reverb staff from opportunity winners. Increase your chances of being one of them by submitting to opportunities here >>

Performed at The Outlaw Roadshow with Adam Duritz…

Tyler Stenson

Tyler Stenson performed at The Outlaw Roadshow with Adam Duritz in Austin during Music Week.

Singer Songwriter Tyler Stenson of Portland, Oregon got to perform live at The Outlaw Roadshow for Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) and Ryan Spaulding (Ryan’s Smashing Life). The event – co-produced by Duritz and Spaulding – was part of Music Week at SXSW 2013.  Stenson beat out almost 4,000 other bands to secure the spot at the event.

Featured in Cen Cal Magazine….

Kristen Cothron

Kristen Cothron showcased her music in a Cen Cal Magazine feature.

Alternative artist Kristen Cothron was featured in Cen Cal Magazine, an online magazine about art, music, food and fashion in Central California. Cothron’s music is described as being “born from a dark Southern psyche charred by half-burned cigarette ash then soaked in sweet tea.” Listen and download her single What a View below.

“I’m so excited to have songs from my latest project, Show Me Where the Edge Is, featured in the March issue of CenCal Magazine!”
-Kristen Cothron

 Played RedGorilla Music Festival…

The Hollywood Kills

The Hollywood Kills played RedGorilla Music Festival 2013.

Nashville-based band The Hollywood Kills performed at RedGorilla Music Festival 2013, a music showcase part of SXSW in Austin that has featured some of the hottest up-and-coming acts in the world. The band is no stranger to the festival; this was their fourth year going to RedGorilla. According to the band, there’s a reason they keep coming back:

“This year’s fest more than met our expectations. The crowds that gathered in these venues were there to genuinely discover new music. We met so many great bands and built some serious friendships throughout the week which will hopefully lead to more shows for everyone. An independent band like ourselves craves playing these types of shows. It’s festivals like RedGorilla and sites like ReverbNation that give independent bands legs to stand on. We can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store!”
-The Hollywood Kills

Featured in la Publicación Subterránica/Periodirock…


The German gothic rock band Vlad In Tears got a feature in la Publicación Subterránica/Periodirock.

Berlin-based Vlad In Tears was featured in la Publicación Subterránica/Periodirock, a rock website/publication based out of Bogota, Colombia with a readership of 60,000 online and 3,000 in print. Vlad In Tears is working on a new album – under the working title „Damnation“ – expected to drop this spring. Listen to their track “Fallen Angel” below (and buy it to support Love Hope Strength Foundation – the world’s leading rock-and-roll cancer foundation dedicated to saving lives, one concert at a time!).

Played The Outlaw Roadshow during SXSW…

Steven Roth

Steven Roth played The Outlaw Roadshow in Austin.

Los Angeles-based artist Steven Roth got to meet one of his long-time influences, Adam Duritz, and play his showcase The Outlaw Roadshow during Music Week at SXSW. Don’t be surprised if you see him back for next year’s showcase – Duritz and Ryan Spaulding, who co-produce the event, were thrilled by his performance.

 “I was stoked to submit through major sponsor ( for the the opportunity to play Adam Duritz and Ryan Spaulding’s  The Outlaw Roadshow and was honored to be chosen out of 3,500+ applicants. Duritz, Spaulding and Zazoo put on a KILLER showcase, and it was a thrill to be playing alongside so many super talented artists. At the end of the show, Duritz and Spaulding came to the stage and announced that I was the first artist they wanted back for The Outlaw Roadshow 2014!  Without Zazoo and ReverbNation, I never would have had such an amazing opportunity. Adam Duritz is a long time influence of mine, so it was great to meet him and playing his showcase was something I will never forget.
-Steven Roth

More Winners: The Scarlett Effect, Joe Candelario

The Scarlett Effect

Austin-based The Scarlett Effect performed at SoCo a Go-Go Music Fest.

Joe Candelario

Joe Candelario was the Colorado Music Buzz ReverbNation Artist of the Month for March 2013. Listen to his song Midnight Express below (and buy it to support Fender Music Foundation – a US charity that provides musical instruments to schools and community organizations nationally!).

Congrats to all of March’s Breaking Artists!

Don’t want to miss out on the next opportunity?

There are four ways you can use to stay up-to-date on the latest gigs (we recommend using all of them to ensure nothing gets missed!):

  • Follow our updates on Twitter (@Gigs and @ReverbNation) and Facebook
  • Check the email updates we send you
  • Check the latest Opportunities on this page
  • Go to your Control Room on your Reverb page > click “Opportunities”

So, where’s your next gig?

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