The contest: Create a visual piece of art that relates to any of the bands playing LAVA Music Festival next weekend, Saturday, May 16.
Album art, song titles, album titles, band name, lyrics are all fair game. Paintings, photographs, collages, witty images put together and more will all be accepted.
To vote: Leave a comment on this article with which image you’re most impressed with.
Voting ends: Midnight, Monday May 11th.
There will be 2 winners of 2 VIP tickets! Here are the contestants (in no particular order, information is presented as it was by the person submitting):
1. “Psychic Trauma” by Cloud Nothings – my favorite song of theirs. The lyrics remind me of a dreamy, surreal state of mind, which I tried to create with the photo. By Greer Lowenstein.
2. “Break the Walls” by Fitz and the Tantrums. A sledgehammer. A sentiment. A song. “Give me a sledgehammer and give me strength / watch the world come crumbling down.” By Elliott Addesso,
3. I took this picture at the of Montreal concert at The Norva in Norfolk in 2010 (can’t believe it’s already been 5 years!) I’ve been a big fan ever since I discovered them while checking out all the bands on the Elephant 6 Recording Company label. By Rick Czerniak, whose IG is HipsterApproved.
4. My name is Mandy Corey. The image I am submitting is based on the lyrics “I walk to the sound of my own drum” from the Fitz and the Tantrums track “The Walker.” It is made from photos that I took of John Chester of Jonas Sees In Color (with his consent). The link to my Instagram account is @mandycc93 • Instagram photos and videos.
5. The band Cloud Nothings is playing – made me think of this image attached. They are also the reason is want to go, got turned onto them a year or so ago through Spotify. This image was taken a few years ago when I was driving up highway 17 with a 35mm camera next to me and I was amazed at how blue and cloudless the sky was – I had to stop and capture it. I prefer flickr – flickr.com/photos/jsleeper. I also have photos online – joesleeper.com.
6. I took this picture at a crepe restaurant in Montreal. They delivered our breakfast, strangely enough, with a pear carved up to look like a mouse on the side. So not only was the picture technically “Of Montreal” but the randomness and quirkiness of the experience reminds me of the band as well. By Patrick Hester.
7. Someone who guys only by “Kit Kat” submitted this last entry.
Thanks to everyone who submitted! Please vote, y’all, and see you in Suffolk next Saturday.