And the 2013 Harvard ROCKS performers are...

It was a tough race, but we are now pleased to announce the judges' picks for Harvard ROCKS 2013!!

Started in 2009, Harvard ROCKS brings out the best of the best in Harvard's undiscovered musical talent. This year's acts were chosen by a group of top tier industry judges (judges listed below). The performing artists for Harvard ROCKS 2013 will be:

  • Moniker
  • The Trees
  • Dan Masterson

Runner-ups for this year's showcase are:

  • Onward Chariots
  • The Roads NYC

And now, GET YOUR TICKETS for the musical showcase with both brains and brawn! Catch the performing artists LIVE on February 20th and help select the 2013 Harvard ROCKS winner! (The winner is chosen by the audience.)

The Harvard ROCKS showcase winner will receive:

- Performance consideration from Live Nation courtesy of Ben Weeden

- An Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar courtesy of an anonymous Harvardwood donor!

- A listening session with hit songwriter Anne Preven ("Listen" from DREAMGIRLS) and acclaimed vocal producer David "DQ" QuiƱones of The Writing Camp (Beyonce, Pussycat Dolls), providing creative advice and guidance to the winner

- A brand new track from producers C-Aye Purcell of PrazimProductions (Jodeci, Nate Dogg) and Skye Lewin (CSI: MIAMI, THE KARATE KID)

- A performance slot at one of LA's premier artist showcases, The Red Light Lounge, courtesy of James "Cashmere" Robinson

Pick your favorite artist and then come support! You can support your artist of choice in advance or vote at the show. Click here to buy tickets now!

Harvard ROCKS 2013 judges:

  • Robert Kraft, Founder & Principle, KraftBox Entertainment (Former President of Fox Music)
  • Anne Preven, Academy Award nominated songwriter ("Listen" from Dreamgirls, "Torn")
  • Ben Weeden, Chief Operating Officer, North American Music, Live Nation
  • Eddie Dalva, Executive Vice President, Content & Program Enterprises, Entertainment & Music Groups at Viacom Media Networks
  • DA Wallach of the band CHESTER FRENCH
  • Jim Latham, Feature Film and Television Composer
  • Britt Morgan-Saks, Artist Relations, Spotify
  • David "DQ" Quinones, hit songwriter, producer, and engineer, founding member of THE WRITING CAMP (Beyonce, Pussycat Dolls)
  • C-Aye Purcell, music producer and songwriter (Jodeci, Nate Dogg, Kirk Franklin)
  • Jeriel Johnson, President, Fulsircle Entertainment
  • James "Cashmere" Robinson, Artist and Event Producer of the Red Light Lounge
  • Aydin Abdollahi, Commercial Relationships & Artist Services, Syco Entertainment (Simon Cowell)
  • Rachel Brown, Harvard ROCKS 2011 winner!
  • Skye Lewin, producer, songwriter, and music editor for CSI: MIAMI
  • Madison Greer, Harvard ROCKS 2012 winner!
  • Russell Graham, veteran keyboardist, guitarist, and vocalist (Mary J. Blige, Roberta Flack, Alicia Keys)
  • Brenda Walker, former Director of A&R at Virgin Records and Harvardwood Seattle Chapter Head
  • Jamie Beutel, Berklee-trained songwriter & producer
  • Jason Carpenter, World-class drummer (on tour with Edgar Winter) and up and coming producer & songwriter (CSI, TOP MODEL)
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