As we recently announced, Dickies will be awarding $10,000 to the winner of SXSW's Battle of the Bands this year. A few more details on the event have leaked since then.
A preliminary list of judges includes rapper GZA (of Wu-Tang Clan), rockers No Age and blogger Brooklyn Vegan. DJ Josh Madden, founder of the DCMA Collective, will DJ the March 20 event. The deadline for bands to apply has been extended to today, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Eight independent/unsigned bands will be selected. To apply, visit the Dickies Battle of the Bands website.