March Music Madness… and then there were Four

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Nippertown’s “March ‘Music’ Madness” bracket is down to just four bands, and the whittling down process to the finals starts today, Wednesday, March 24.

The final four contestants are Girl Blue versus Candy Ambulance, and Glass Pony versus Bad Mothers.  

Last week’s voting came down to the wire. Girl Blue squeaked by Side B and Bad Mothers barely edged out Talia Denis, as over 100 votes came in during the last two hours, alone. Let’s Be Leonard and Dark Honey also had strong showings in Round 4.

The winners of this round are guaranteed some recording time. The runner-up gets four hours at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (where both of Albany Symphony’s Grammy awarded performances were recorded). The winner will get three days in the studio, engineering, equipment usage, and consultation from White Lake Music and Post in Albany.

Third and fourth place finishers receive $100 each, and the opportunity to play a live stream at the Palace Theatre with the top two places. 

Fifth through eighth place receives $50. Nippertown is going to offer each of them the opportunity to do a private live stream at Albany’s newest private venue, the Jive Hive

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Girl Blue : Arielle O’Keefe’s solo acts showcase her intimate songwriting style. She possesses a distinct singing voice that flows from conversation to something of a songbird as it flutters in range.
Candy Ambulance : Grungy rock trio has quickly developed a strong following with a sometimes-provocative but always hard-hitting catalog of songs. The band recently played a live session at The Hollow, streamed by Mirth Films.
Glass Pony : This four-piece band would have you come out and listen to enjoy their high-energy, psychedelic groove circus. It’s a trip once heavily supported by Ominous Seapods bassist Tom Pirozzi.
Bad Mothers : Bad Mothers is a dirty-rock band from Albany, heralded for their consistently hard-hitting performances. They always put on a strong performance on stage, and have come close to opening Pearlpalooza not once, but twice.

Remember to support the artists, visit their Bandcamp, website, or social media links and listen to their music prior to voting.

To vote… click here!

Check out these great prizes and sponsors.

Bands have the opportunity to win various prizes made available by sponsors, including up to $250 cash and more. Prizes also include the following opportunities:

Top Winner: Three-day session at White Lake Music and Bridge Road Entertainment, including, recording, editing, and mixing package — all studio instruments, equipment, engineer, pre-session consultation provided.

Runner-up: Four-hour recording session at Troy Saving Bank Music Hall.

Top two finalists: Live stream event hosted by High Peaks Event Production, in which bands will receive a high definition recording of the session and a copy of the multi-track recording.

Top four finalists: Streaming event hosted by the Palace Theatre in Albany after the conclusion of the tournament.

Other sponsors include Denis Entertainment Group, Laboom Entertainment, Putnam Place, The Dona Frank Team Select Sotherby’s Int’l Realty, Nanola, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Guthrie/Bell Productions, Caffé Lena, The Cock ‘n Bull, and WEXT Radio. Prices will be $250 for the Winner, $150 for the Runner-up, $100 for 3rd and 4th place Semi-finalists, and $50 for 5th through 8th place. 

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