The 10 Finalists in the SPAC Battle of the Bands…

May 5th, 2011, 10:30 am by Greg

The line-up for the second annual Saratoga Performing Arts Center Battle of the Bands has been announced, and the ten bands competing in the final round are:

Don’t Look Down – pop/rock – Fishkill
Eastbound Jesus – bluegrass/rock – Greenwich
Head Band Jack – folk/bluegrass/Americana/blues – Saratoga Springs
High Peaks Band – jam – Saratoga Springs
Jonny Rose and Broken Glass & Cigarettes – glam rock – Albany
MaryLeigh & the Fauves – blues/pop – Saratoga Springs
Probing Digit – pop/rock – Saratoga Springs
Stuck On Stupid – modern/classic rock – Albany
The Garden Variety – rock/hip-hop/reggae/dance – Queens/Albany
The LateShift – alternative/rock – Albany

SPAC Battle of the BandsThe ten bands will face off against each other at 6pm on Friday, June 3 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Spa Little Theater. Each band will have 10 minutes to perform in front of a live audience and a panel of judges – moe. drummer Vinnie Amico, Blue Note Records talent scout Talia Billig and WEQX-FM DJ Jason Irwin. Audience response will count for 60% of the deciding vote in determining the grand prize winner, with the remaining 40% based on judges’ evaluations. The event will be hosted by Dani Stein.

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Tickets for the finals are $15, and also include free admission to the official after party at Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs featuring the Stone Revival Band.