Garage to Glory Battle of the Bands: Season Three

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The third annual Garage to Glory competition has moved into the second round with the announcement of a dozen semi-final bands. All 12 bands have posted a music video for one of their original songs on the Garage to Glory website, and readers are encouraged to view the videos and vote for their favorites. You can vote for as many as five bands.

A panel of judges will decide four of the five finalists. Only the fifth band to go to the finals will be determined by the public online voting.

Here are the 12 semi-finalists for the third annual Garage to Glory battle of the bands competition:

The Assortment of Crayons

Between the Arctic

The City Never Sleeps

The Greys

Kylie & the Sympathetic Strangers

Mach 5

Ms. Murphy’s Gun

My Favorite Fence


Louie Reckless

The Jenson Rhodes Band

Stay Gold

Voting for the finalists ends at noon Wednesday, April 4.

The five finalists will be named on Thursday, April 5. The top five bands will battle it out in concert at the Performance Studio of the College of St. Rose’s Communications and Interactive Media Center in Albany at 8pm on Friday, April 13. Admission is free.

BUT WAIT A MINUTE: We’re not exactly sure what’s going on with this competition. The rules for submission clearly pointed out that each band was required to: “Create an unedited video of the band playing a complete song. This isn’t a polished music video, but a one-camera audition video that is filmed in one take. At a minimum, the judges want to make sure the band can play an original song all the way through.”

And if those are the rules, then Louie Reckless (whose song features no video whatsoever) and Kylie & the Sympathetic Strangers (whose video is clearly the most professional of the bunch, but is certainly edited) don’t qualify for the competition. So, hey, what gives?

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  1. dave says

    The same thing happened to us (The City Never Sleeps). we submitted an unedited, strait on, non professional video but when we checked thier site it linked to an edited, produced video of the same song we submitted. I wrote them back and asked them change it to the video we submitted as to not break the rules or have an unfair advantage. I’m pretty sure it was a mistake. I’d like to win but i’d like to do it according to the rules!!

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