Maryland rockers Hotspur really cashed in at this year’s New Music Seminar. As winners of the Artist on the Verge contest, they walked away with about $50,000 worth of prizes. Selected by industry pros from MySpace, Facebook, OurStage.com, Tommy Boy Records and a panel of judges including Little Steven, Kelly Cutrone, and Bill Werde of Billboard, they sure have a lot to be proud of…and thankful for. Congratulations, boys! You can check them out at Princeton University, Sunday, Sept. 19. 4 p.m. All ages.
—by Dani Tauber, September 17, 2010