The five finalists have been selected for the fourth annual Garage to Glory battle of the bands, co-sponsored by the College of Saint Rose and The Times Union.
From the field of 10 semi-final bands, a panel of judges selected Digital Dharma, Drew & the Grand Spectacular, the Meishlunday and Puddlejumper, while online voters selected the fifth finalist in the competition, the Response Ability.
Th final five bands will perform live for 15 minutes in front of a live audience and a panel of judges at Jack’s Place at the College of Saint Rose in Albany on Friday, April 12. The judges – Bernie Walters (of Indian Ledge Music Group), Aaron Scher (of Cotton Hill Studios) and Greg Bell (of Guthrie Bell Productions) – will select the grand prize winners, who will be awarded a master EP and in-studio music video. Admission to the competition is free, but tickets are required.