And now for something completely different that Lachesis said was totally okay to post about. And was already mentioned in the community thread a few days back.
The Indie Allstars Bundle
If you're familiar with Humble Bundle, this is the same general thing. We've collected 15 independent, actually-good artists and grouped them all together for whatever price you want to pay. That's 10 full-length albums for however much or little you think they're worth. Pay over the average ($7.43 right now) and you get 5 EPs as well. All in high-quality MP3, beating the average gets you lossless FLAC as well.
Now, it'd be one thing if these were all just totally random indie bands. For one it'd probably suck, and it'd have nothing to do with Rock Band. But, more than half of the groups here are already in Rock Band, thanks to the Rock Band Network. DLC buyers already did a lot of the vetting- you can find most of the bands on PS3 as well as XBox. And the ones that aren't on RBN, well, maybe they will be soon.
But far be it for us to just sell something- a portion (that you define) of your purchase goes to help VH1 Save the Music and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. If you really want, you can just donate to those causes through this project and get 15 albums in return.
The albums are:
Pac-Man Fever by Buckner & Garcia
Yours As Fast As Mine by The Main Drag
The Silent City by Stagehands
PPPPPP: The VVVVVV Soundtrack by Magnus 'SoulEye' Palsson
Noplace Like Nowhere by Jim's Big Ego
When the Dust Settles by The Parlor Soldiers
The Darker the Sky Is, The Brighter the Stars Shine by Jonay
Mo'Fi by Crooked Saws
Lactophilia by Leche de Tigre
Paths of the Restless by Cosmonauts Day
Beat the average to also get:
Wartime Songs by The Blue News
Gravity by Diggs Duke
self-titled EP by Dance for the Dying
self-titled EP by Mafia Track Suit
Be My Guest by Through a Glass, Darkly
There's a sampler available as well to help you decide if you might like anything in the bundle. If you're interested you've got through the 19th to grab it.