Join BMS at the Battle of the Cover Bands Finals Tonight!

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Who is the best cover band in Boston? Find out tonight when BMS host the second annual Battle of the Cover Bands at Oliver’s Nightclub at the Cask’n Flagon. After three nights of tough competition in the preliminary rounds, tonight’s show is sure to be a classic with Red Square, Grab Brothers Band, Big Party Orchestra, Remedy and The Whammy Bars all ready to go to battle for the crown.

Tickets for tonight’s show are just $10 and will be available at the door. Estimated set times are available below.

Beyond bragging rights, the bands will be competing for a grand prize worth over $2,500 including: cash, a paid gig at Hennessy’s, a professional photo shoot from Dise Photography/The New Scene, graphic design services from Beechwood Graphics and printing services from Printing Sources, Inc.

The competing bands will perform before a panel of five judges: Hank Morse (DJ – WROR’s The Loren and Wally Morning Show), Aaron Shadwell (lead singer of 2009 BMS Battle of the Band champions Shadwell), Lindsey Gardner (Founder of Beechwood Graphics), Jed Heneberry (Boston Music Spotlight Journalist) and Kelly Boyle (Boston Music Spotlight Marketing Director).

Each of the bands will be judged on in the following categories: Musicianship, Vocals, Timing of Set, Stage Presence, and Crowd Reaction. Points are awarded on a 1-10 scale, with 10 being the highest. Points in the Crowd Reaction category will be worth double.

Now in its second year, the Boston Music Spotlight Battle of the Cover Bands expanded to a bigger and better format for 2010 and the results were even more exciting than expected. In a search to find the area’s best cover band, this year’s battle moved to a tournament style where Red Square (night #1), the Grab Brothers Band (night #2) and Big Party Orchestra (night #3) each edged out tough competition during the three preliminary rounds held at the Hennessy’s Hooley House to earn a spot in the finals. Remedy (night #1) and The Whammy Bars (night #3) have been selected to perform at the finals as the battle’s two wild card selections.

Estimated Set Times for the 2010 BMS Battle of the Cover Bands:

8:00 – 8:30 = Remedy
8:50 – 9:20 = Big Party Orchestra
9:40 – 10:10  = Red Square
10:30 – 11:00 = Grab Brothers Band
11:20 – 11:50 = The Whammy Bars

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