Rotary Downs To Play Cannes!

MIDEM presents RD at Magic Mirror in Cannes on Monday, January 19

Rotary Downs
You know that proud feeling when one of your own "makes good"? We're riding that vibe with word that Rotary Downs will perform a showcase at MIDEM, the world's largest music conference, which takes place in Cannes, France!

MIDEM attracts over 400 journalists and 9000 participants from over 80 countries. The conference carefully selects bands with high export potential. Showcases strongly contribute to artists' development and allow delegates to discover or promote artists. Rotary Downs will be performing at the MIDEM Talent showcase, MIDEM's talent-nurturing initiative which features a series of up-and-coming artists in partnership with Sonicbids from January 18 to 21.

We've been behind these NOLA boys since day one. We raved about their 2006 landmark album Chained To The Chariot, covered them at Jazz Fest and High Sierra and they were our featured band at the JamBase SXSW 2008 Showcase.

Furthermore, Rotary Downs has been nominated as "Best Louisiana Rock Band" for the 2nd year in row by Offbeat Magazine. Rotary Downs will be playing at the Best of the Beat Awards which will be held Saturday, January 31 at the House of Blues in NOLA.

We're proud of you Rotary Downs! Show Cannes what you're made of!

[Published on: 1/9/09]

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MusicPhiend starstar Fri 1/9/2009 10:18AM
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O1Roggae Fri 1/9/2009 10:50AM
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I second that^^^ And who the hell is who???

mikemac9317 Fri 1/9/2009 11:01AM
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I thrid that shit. Who the fuck are these guys? What type of music is it? When the hell have you (jambase) ever written anything about these guys?

DubSaw Fri 1/9/2009 11:11AM
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comon guys you havent heard of rotary downs !!!??? there only the most up and coming band this side of the mississippi !!! ahahaha

JBL starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/9/2009 11:28AM
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I was the same way after readig a show review of theirs during the summer... Rotary downs who? I checked them out, and guess what, I love them. I have bought all four cds since. You can get them from their website for cheap with no shipping. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Thanks Jambase and thanks Rotary Downs.

bsclowds starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/9/2009 11:34AM
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Great band with tons of energy. Congrats on the MIDEM nod

RichardHaley Fri 1/9/2009 11:49AM
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mikemac: are you serious or being sarcastic? there are links to three articles where JamBase has covered this band in the article? and if you want to know what they sound like, hit play on the audio button? hard to tell if this was you being sarcastic about all the stupid "who are these guys" posts or not? Don't you peeps like to get turned onto new music, or are you just looking for articles on bands you already know?

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/9/2009 12:09PM
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Yeah Jambase quit telling me about new music, possibly good bands that I have never heard off, & bands I might like if I listen to them...... some of the people on this site just make me laugh. Keep coming with new stuff please!

Benjamin Human starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/9/2009 12:44PM
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And the trolls are out of the gate with a bang!

TK starstarstarstar Fri 1/9/2009 01:57PM
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sick! i will be there! love Rotary Downs, esp the B/W video:

if you people havent heard the band, start here ("Feast in Squalor" is the jam):{8877DAD0-7B74-4B32-9BB6-3A41082456A6}

drubin14 Fri 1/9/2009 02:54PM
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Definitely get into some Rotary Downs. CurrentTV did a really great 5 minute video when they were in SF that I would highly, highly recommend you check out:

operationgreenbud Fri 1/9/2009 11:34PM
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Ching starstarstarstarstar Sat 1/10/2009 01:03AM
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GREAT band and great guys... here is a video starstarstarstarstar Sat 1/10/2009 10:19PM
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here is an interview I did with the band at Bonnaroo music festival I hope this gives a better understanding of the who in your story and why this band rocks

rainydaywomen420 starstarstarstarstar Sun 1/11/2009 12:23AM
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ahhhh ignorance, sweet bliss. thanks jambase

Caution498 starstarstarstar Mon 1/12/2009 10:19AM
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never heard of them before I clicked on this article just now & I like what I hear - keep bringing music like this to my attention, Jambase