The ACB will return to regular posting in January 2011. In the meantime, some news bits:
-The Shipyard Sings is an a cappella competition based in Hingham, MA. It's open to all area a cappella groups, with the winners earning a $500 cash prize and the chance to open for the Tufts University Beelzebubs on September 18, 2010.
There will be two rounds of competition, the first of which is underway now, the second of which will start later in the summer. Entrants submit videos here between June 8 and July 16, and the five text-to-vote winners will compete live on July 31 at a show in which the live audience will pick the winner. The second edition runs from July 17 to August 17, with a live show on August 31. Both winning groups will get cash and the chance to perform alongside the 'Bubs.
You can get more information at the contest's website here.
-Saint Louis University Bare Naked Statues is trying to raise money to create a new CD in the fall. You can support their cause by purchasing some group merchandise or unique services (telephone serenade, anyone?) here.