FREE: WEQX’s PearlPalooza Battle of the Bands


Back in June, the folks at WEQX-FM announced the line-up of bands slated to play the annual PearlPalooza free street festival on Albany’s North Pearl Street on Saturday, September 16.

Well, not quite all the bands… The opening slot on the day-long schedule has yet to be filled. It will be determined by a month-long battle of the bands featuring 16 Local 518 faves duking it out at Jupiter Hall in Guilderland. The winners in each of the four opening round battles will compete in the finals on Wednesday, September 6. And the winner of the finals will perform at PearlPalooza.

The battle of the bands kicks off on Wednesday (August 2) with the first four bands going head-to-head in competition – Sling Shot, American Runaways, Iüdica and Band of Ghosts.

Doors open at 7pm for each of the Battle of the Bands nights with the music slated to get underway at 8pm. Admission is free.

Here’s the complete schedule for WEQX-FM’s PearlPalooza Battle of the Bands competition:

8pm: Sling Shot
8:35pm: American Runaways
9:10pm: Iüdica
9:45pm: Band of Ghosts

8pm: Asa Morris & the Mess
8:35pm: Good Fiction
9:10pm: Front Business
9:45pm: Gordon St

8pm: Tamborelli & Her SuperTrips
8:35pm: The LateShift
9:10pm: The Boobies
9:45pm: Doöojj

8pm: Bathrobe Robots
8:35pm: Dustin Sawyer
9:10pm: Shoebox Dojo
9:45pm: Hasty Page

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CAFFE LENA @ SPAC @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center Gazebo, Saratoga Springs, 12noon, August 27
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 16
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 16 & 17
BITES ACTION CAMERA @ Tricentennial Park, Albany, 5pm, July 10-August 14
DANA PARK CONCERT SERIES @ Dana Park, Albany, 5:30pm, July 10-August 28
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MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush, 6pm, August 1-29
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TUESDAY NIGHTS IN THE PARK @ Cook Park, Colonie, 6:30pm, June 13-August 29
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ALTAMONT FREE LIBRARY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Orsini Park, Altamont, 7pm, July 11-August 15
MUSIC ON MAINSTREET @ NBT Bank Lawn, Canajoharie, 7pm, August 1-22
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MADE IN THE SHADE OF THE EGG @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany, 12noon, June 7-August 30
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JAZZ NIGHTS @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 5:30pm, September 13 & 20
GIG CONCERT SERIES @ River Park Gazebo, Green Island, 6pm, July 12-August 30
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MALTA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Malta Community Center lawn, Malta, 6pm, July 12-August 9
RENSSELAER FAMILY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ the North End Firehouse lawn, Rensselaer, 6pm, June 28-August 9
LIVE ON THE LAKE @ Burbank Park, Pittsfield, 6pm, July 26-August 23
CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE @ Windsor Lake, North Adams, 6:30pm, June 7-August 30
SUMMER MUSIC SERIES @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush, 7pm, July 6-August 2
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SCHAGHTICOKE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Schaghticoke Town Hall Lawn, Melrose, 6:30pm, July 13-August 24
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MUSIC IN THE PARK CONCERT SERIES @ Dutchman’s Landing Park, Catskill, 7pm, June 29-August 31
JAMMIN’ AT GPAC @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Guilderland, 7:30pm, June 16-August 10
FRIDAYS AT THE LAKE: BANDS & BREWS CONCERT SERIES @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 6pm, June 16-September 1
GARAGE BANDS IN THE GARAGE @ Albany Public Library Parking Lot, Albany, 6pm, Fridays July 21, August 18, September 15
ATHENS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Riverfront Park, Athens, 7pm, June 16-August 25
MUSIC AT SUNSET @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson, 7pm, June 9-August 25
POWERS PARK CONCERT SERIES @ Powers Park, Troy, 6pm, July 8-August 26
RIVERLINK CONCERT SERIES @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam, 7pm, June 24-August 26
FREEDOM PARK CONCERT SERIES @ Freedom Park, Scotia, 7pm, June 24-August 26
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Riverside Park, Coxsackie, 6pm, July 2-August 27
NORTH GREENBUSH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ North Greenbush Town Hall lawn, Wynantskill, 6pm, July 9-August 20
MUSIC HAVEN CONCERT SERIES @ Central Park’s Music Haven, Schenectady, 7pm, July 9-August 13
FREEDOM PARK CONCERT SERIES @ Freedom Park, Scotia, 7pm, June 25-August 20
PERFORMING ARTS AT THE COMMON @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park, 7pm, June 25-August 13

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