Converse, Journey, Guitar Center and OurStage.com have teamed up to offer a great opportunity for bands on the rise. The Get Out of Your Garage Contest offers several prizes and tons of free band exposure to anyone who participates. Last year’s winner, Flying Machines (who you can see in our mixed notes section of this month’s issue), is now signed to EMI and is constantly on tour. This is a great FREE opp, so submit your band before the Nov. 22 deadline. For more information simply visit Ourstage.com/go/getoutofthegarage.