SMASHING PUMPKINS INFINITE SADNESS COVER SONG CONTEST Over a month and a half ago, Act IV began collaborating with Crestfallen.com, Blamo.org/Siva, Ozphoria, SPfreaks, Starla.org and others in the community to bring the fans another special contest. And the response from fans so far has been overwhelming, culiminating in an unprecedented 94 covers of MCIS and TAFH era songs. That is over 3x times the amount of submissions that we got for the previous contest! Perhaps it is only appropriate for one of SP's most prolific and successful eras thus far.
What's next? Starting today, November 25, 2013 at approximately 7 am PST, fans will be asked to select their favorite track for the 'Fan Favorite Cover. Meanwhile, a selection committee compromised of representatives from the previously mentioned sites and other members of the SP fan community, including artists and staff from Act IV/Ghost Children past and present, will be tasked with selecting the 'Best Cover Song'. Special guest judge, BILLY CORGAN will choose the 'Best New Interpretation! Voting will end on December 7 with winners to be announced on or before December 13, 2013.
Want to submit artwork for the contest's companion digital EP? Read the guidelines in our latest update below! You have until December 1 to submit artwork. You can also connect with us on our new dedicated, Act IV twitter or our Facebook!
SPECIAL 25th ANNIVERSARY EVENT-SP TRIBUTE NIGHT
On October 5, 2013, past/present contest entrant, Matt Sams put together a special SP tribute night at Billy Corgan's tea house, Madame Zuzu's. The night included covers by Sams, other fans, and Greg Bates from Billy's old band, Coat of Eyes. There was a poetry reading, an exhibit of SP/BC memorabilia (Thanks to Geo and friends of Act IV, SPfreaks) and a trivia contest. Act IV donated some EPs for the trivia portion.