Rappers, rockers and a big band voted winners of Maine Music Hoodie contest

OckCousteauMortalKombat450NEHH_zps8ea037c9After two weeks of nominations and voting, the results are in, and the winners of this year’s Katalyst Maine Music Hoodie are Hallowell-based rocker J.T. Lockwood, Portland hip hop duo Ock Cousteau and 19-piece Portland-based big band the Fogcutters. The three will have their names printed on three designs of a limited-edition sweatshirt made by Katalyst, which will be available later this spring. You can pre-order a hoodie online now at http://bethekatalyst.com/. 

jtlockwood-18The Maine Music Hoodie — created and printed by Katalyst, the clothing line created by Maine native Kyle Poissonnier — each opens up nominations to any and all Maine musicians. The nominees, of which there were 115 this year, are then listed online and fans can vote for their favorite out of the bunch, and the top three vote getters will have their names printed on the sleeve of each hoodie, a high-quality, one of a kind piece of clothing that lets you show off your love of Maine music.

big-bangThe 2014 Maine Music Hoodie is sponsored by the Bangor Daily News, Red Stallion Media and the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra. For more information, like Katalyst on Facebook. The BDN and Katalyst will co-sponsor the annual State of the State concert at the State Theatre in Portland, a showcase of the best of Maine music; check back at bangordailynews.com for more information on the show, slated for the summer.

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, a UMaine graduate, a proud Bangorian and an arts and lifestyle writer for the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food, from media and the Internet to theater and dance. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra, to name just a few. She's interested in everything -- especially if it happens in Maine. She welcomes any and all feedback or suggestions for stories.