Pop Up Live Finalists Announced: Vote For Brooklyn’s Own Christine Hoberg

After sifting through 250 emerging bands, your votes and the expertise tastes of some of your favorite tastemakers, Spin Magazine and popchips are proud to announce New York City’s Pop Up Live finalist — Christine Hoberg!

With an infectious energy reminiscent of St. Vincent, Christine caught our attention by performing “Plain Faced Jane” on our new favorite mode of transportation, the East River Ferry.

Now the rest is up to you! Head on over to to the popchips Facebook page and vote for Christine, or one of the other contestants from Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago or Los Angeles… if you dare.  Remember, at stake for the grand prize is a performance on the Spin stage in Austin, TX. So show your fellow Brooklyn girl some love & vote!

Popchips and Spin Mag Present: Pop Up Live, Vote To Bring NYC Band To Austin’s Premier Festival

Our friends over at popchips have teamed up with Spin Magazine to bring us Pop Up Live — a fan driven competition designed to expose new music in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle featuring 250 up-and-coming bands!

Exclusive tracks from each are artist can be found over on the popchips Facebook page, so head on over to cast your vote by downloading your favorite song by Sept. 12th to enter the band of your choice to win $500 plus the opportunity to play at one of Spin Magazine’s always awesome parties in Austin… but only if they impress some of the industry’s most influential folks first!

Not to toot our own horns, but we’re excited to announce that yours truly will be sitting on a panel along with Tom Windish of, you know, Windish Agency, David Marches, Senior Editor of Spin, and Jesse “The Devil” Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal to help decide which band makes it to Austin.

On Halloween this year, the five finalists from each city will be announced and go on to the final voting round where the fans will be invited to vote again on popchips facebook page for the grand prize winner. The winning band will be announced November 16th and will be Austin bound come March 2012.

So do your part and vote ensuring that when your favorite new band is all over the blogosphere you can totally pick up that hottie on the other end of the bar by saying something like “You know that band [enter Pop Up Live contestant here]? I totally discovered them…”