Guitar Wars, Night Three

December 3rd, 2009, 11:57 am by Greg

The third and final night of the preliminary round of Q103‘s Guitar Wars competition took place at the Bayou Cafe in Albany on Wednesday night. At the end of the night, there were only three musicians left standing.

Selected to move on to the Guitar Wars grand finale were:

Steve White
Mat Kane (of Disposable Rocket Band)
Kaitee Page (of Lunic)

So it looks like it’s all coming down to one big showdown, as the Guitar Wars finals take place at Revolution Hall in Troy on Thursday, December 10. Eight musicians will battle it out for bragging rights and top honors in Guitar Wars. The winner will receive the grand prize of a $10,000 limited edition Yuengling/Martin guitar.

The other five finalists are:

George Catanzal
Dallas Sheppard
Albie Von Schaaf
Rob Guerin
Chuck Valentine

Come on out and support your favorite! Admission is free.


Five Firsts: Mark Rose of Ten Year Vamp

November 23rd, 2009, 4:27 pm by Greg

MarkRoseNAME: Mark Rose

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … I should think up something cool to say, but honestly, it was the Village People’s “YMCA” album. And yes, I still have it. The first 45s I bought were Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker” and Robert Palmer’s “Bad Case Of Lovin’ You.” I still have them, too.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … It was Phil Collins at SPAC. My mom was a teacher at Scotia Glenville at the time and got tickets for a student of hers who didn’t have tickets but was a big fan. My brother and I went along. I remember being awestruck listening the entire audience sing “Take Me Home.”

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Piano. I took lessons between 3rd and 8th grade. I hated it, but my mom forced me, and said I would regret quitting. She let me quit when I hit 9th grade, and yup, she was right. Oh man, was she right.

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