In advance of the upcoming Saratoga Performing Arts Center tour stop of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival in Saratoga Springs (also known as Q-Ruption for the Spa City road trip stop), radio station Q-103FM has been promoting a Battle of the Bands to determine one Local 518 band who will represent the Capital Region at SPAC on Saturday, September 1.
Fan voting and judging narrowed it down to the three final bands – Above the Flood, Mirk and the 7th Squeeze – each of whom battled it out in a toe-to-toe-to-toe concert at Savannah’s/Dublin Underground in Albany on Friday night. (And, oh, by the way, it was also Savannah’s/Dublin Underground’s final weekend in existence, as they’ll be closing their doors for good following tonight’s 8pm performance by the Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque Show emceed by the ever-smilin’ Guy Smiley.)
So, what happened on Friday night during the big battle? Tell me, tell me, tell me… Who won?