Slowdown just announced that they'll be hosting a "60 Days to Maha" showcase on May 24.
The free show will feature four local bands. While you're there, you can vote on your favorite group. Top vote-getter of the night will play on the local stage at the festival (July 24 at Lewis & Clark Landing).
On the bill for Slowdown's showcase is Betsy Wells, Dim Light, Flight Metaphor and Noah's Ark Was A Spaceship. Once again, the show is free and each attendee gets a vote.
Not a bad deal for the winner, who will get to play at a fest with Spoon, Superchunk, et al.
Update: According to Maha's Facebook page, those that bring their purchased tickets to the show get 10 extra votes. I didn't know that before because it wasn't in the release from Slowdown. Anyway, now you know.
Update 2: Again, per its Facebook page, Maha has announced that Satchel Grande will be one of the bands performing at the fest's local stage. The band was selected by the Maha organizing committee, they said. Good choice, in my opinion.
Tickets for the festival are on sale now, if you're interested.
There will be more details about Maha's local stage announced very soon.