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The bands, Superlocrian and Outpost, faced off in an epic showdown with Pilgrimage festival judges Megan Wilson, Brandt Wood and Adam Gelfond ultimately deciding that both bands would perform during the festival. They will appear on the Midnight Sun main stage Sunday at 12:15 p.m.
Battle of the Bands Take Two
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist 2 Chainz will perform at the 2023 Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB), February 18, 2023 at Alabama State University (ASU), the first time the nation's premier showcase for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) marching bands and dance teams has been held on an HBCU campus. As one of ASU's most famous alumni, 2 Chainz will take the stage during the halftime show, celebrating Black culture and musical excellence.
For the 18th year of the HBOB Invitational Showcase, six HBCU marching bands have been chosen to show their talents and dedication by bringing high-energy performances to fans from all over the nation. The 2023 lineup includes: Alabama State University, Langston University, Morgan State University, Savannah State University, Texas Southern University, and Virginia State University.
Each of these six bands will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the HBOB Invitational Showcase in Montgomery, Alabama. Building on Honda's longstanding support for HBCUs, each of the six participating universities also will receive a $50,000 grant from Honda.
Tickets for the HBOB Invitational Showcase are on sale at www.hondabattleofthebands.com. Fans can join the conversation using #HBOB and follow along as the final six bands' journey commences to the Invitational Showcase on official HBOB social media channels:
Battle of the Bands is a name given to any music contest or competition in which a number of bands compete for the title of "best band". The winner is determined by a voice vote of the audience or the band who brings the most people to support them. Traditionally, battles of bands are held at live music events and forums. Popular examples include the yearly Live and Unsigned contest in the United Kingdom and the annual SoundWave Music Competition.
A Battle of the Bands is a contest in which many bands, usually rock or metal bands, but often musical acts from a range of different styles, compete for the title of "best band". Its history though goes back to earlier times, at least the 1930s swing era, when big band battles between famous band leaders like Chick Webb, Casa Loma Orchestra, Benny Goodman and Count Basie were regularly organised in big dancehalls, like the Savoy Ballroom. The winner is determined by a panel of judges, the general response of the audience, or a combination. The winning band usually receives a prize in addition to bragging rights. Prizes usually include cash, free recording time in a local recording studio, support or main slot at a local or large gig, a piece of new equipment, or a gift certificate. For instance, the band Phish won a battle of the bands competition in 1989 in their hometown of Burlington, Vermont, and won recording time at a local studio, which they used to record their second album Lawn Boy.
Battles of bands are sometimes held as part of a live music event; they are also commonly held at high schools and universities. The term "Battle of the Bands" is a trademark in Canada, held since 1998 by the Toronto promotions company Supernova Interactive.
In the United States one of the oldest rows of a Battle of the Bands talent show has been hosted by the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the first time in 1959. The annual contest was meant to showcase teenage musicians and singers, the participants were either independent or associated with high schools and competed in several divisions like school band, vocal group, vocalist and combo. Auditions were being held early in the year, preliminary contests in spring and the finals in the Bowl in the summer. Two later famous musicians that have performed at the Hollywood Bowl Battle were Karen and Richard Carpenter in 1966 (winner in combo and sweepstake).
One of the best-known battle of the bands competitions in the United States was the Rock 'n' Roll Rumble, held by the Boston rock radio station WBCN. The competition was held by the station from 1979 until its closure in 2009, and was then subsequently operated by an independent group. Several winners and participants became nationally popular after appearing in the competition, including Mission of Burma (1979 participant), 'Til Tuesday (1983 winner), The Lemonheads (1988 participant), Letters to Cleo, Morphine, Powerman 5000 (all 1992 participants), The Amazing Royal Crowns (1997 winner) and The Dresden Dolls (2003 winner).
The simultaneous release of albums and singles in 1995 sparked a media-fuelled "Battle of Britpop" between northern England's working-class Oasis and southern England's middle-class Blur. Also in the United Kingdom, the largest annual music contest in a battle of the bands format is Live and Unsigned, which has been operating since 2007. The contest regularly draws 10,000 participants, with the grand prize of a 50,000 recording deal.
Third World Games have produced a Battle of the Bands card game, which takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the music business. The object is to recruit members into your band, equip them with instruments, win "gigs" and "hit singles" and earn enough "Superstar Points" to win. The game is also available for play on GameTable Online. There is also a Battle of the Bands video game and TV movie. In the music video game Guitar Hero World Tour and all games that followed, a "battle of the bands" mode is featured as an online gameplay mode.
The "battle of the bands" concept has had a heavy influence on reality television. Shows such as the Idol series and The X Factor borrow the basic concept of a "battle of the bands" except with individual singers instead of whole bands, combining the concept with a serial elimination format. There was a brief American series in the vein, The Next Great American Band, that did use whole bands. The former South African competition Rockspaaider followed a battle of the bands format, where rock-bands from all over the country are given the chance to compete for the title "Rockspaaider" and a recording contract. Along with the introduction of the Afrikaans music channel MK, the competition resulted in the resurgence of the Afrikaans music industry, especially the rise of Afrikaans Rock.
In the comedy film Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), The Blues Brothers Band and The Louisiana Gator Boys compete against each other in Battle of the Bands. The Louisiana Gator Boys wins the Battle, and Elwood Blues suggests that the two bands perform together on stage, which they do.
Victor asks Mia out and plans to take her to a Battle of the Bands being hosted at Brasstown. Lake asks Andrew to go with her to the competition, who agrees in order to spend time with Mia. Benji and Victor bond while working together, and Victor learns that Benji will be performing at the Battle of the Bands. Worried that being around Benji will distract him from his date with Mia, Victor instead chooses to take her to an art exhibition, where they share their first kiss. Victor and Mia eventually end up catching the end of the Battle of the Bands, and Victor's crush on Benji grows after watching him perform. However, it is revealed that Benji has a boyfriend, Derek. Lake discovers that Andrew is in love with Mia. Meanwhile, Pilar helps her mother Isabel by setting up a Facebook account for her, and is shocked when a man named Roger R. sends a friend request to the new profile and starts flirting with her.
Battle of the Bands is a competition to identify four bands (in 2 categories) to compete live in Scotts Corners on June 4th at Pound Ridge Proud Day. The winner of each category will receive a coveted opening band slot at Pound Ridge Harvest Festival on October 1st, 2022.
Working with Kent Deatrick, who has had success with battles of the bands in Morenci, festival president Rick Allen has been scouting bands for two years, a news release said. The Battle of the Bands introduces audiences to a broad range of talent for the Saturday concerts and the future. Plus, Allen said, it is a way to switch things up and keep the entertainment lineup fresh.
One to two more bands will be accepted into the competition. A $100 refundable deposit is required, but will be returned to nonfinalists at the first cut and then at performance time for the finalist bands.
Finalist bands will receive an invitation and instructions for the 3 to 11 p.m. competition-day events. The finalist bands will have a 40-minute performance set on the Pavilion Stage with a 15-minute set-up and 15-minute tear-down period. The winner will be determined by cash votes by fans and by mystery judges.
Battle of the Bands is an annual event where student bands compete to get the chance to perform as the show opener at Devilpalooza. During the first round of Battle of the Bands, each campus hosts a battle to see what band is the best that campus has to offer.
Students get to vote for their favorite band and a panel of judges rank each band's performance and provide feedback. The top bands from each campus are sent to a final round, where they compete to open at Devilpalooza.
The Battle of the Band finals took place on Feb. 2 at the Downtown Phoenix campus, and since then Sun Devils in the PAB have worked tirelessly to plan for Devilpalooza, which will take place this Saturday, March 26, featuring the Australian alternative R&B band and production trio Chase Atlantic on the Sun Devil Fitness and Wellness Complex fields on the Tempe campus.
Join us FREE for a two-day battle of country and western bands playing their hearts out and trying to win! Bands will be playing on Main Street at the south end of the vendor fair in Kanab, Utah. For a list of bands and times, take a look at the schedule below.