BMS’ Battle of the Cover Bands continues tonight

, Staff

Boston Music Spotlight’s 2010 Battle of the Cover Bands continues tonight at Hennessy’s Hooley House with the Grab Brothers Band, Brian Scully Band, Road Soda and Third Stone competing.

Tonight’s estimated set times are as follows:

8:00  – Road Soda
9:00  – Brian Scully Band
10:00 – Grab Brothers
11:00 – Third Stone

Now in its second year, the Boston Music Spotlight Battle of the Cover Bands has been expanded to a bigger and better format for 2010. In a search to find the area’s best cover band, this year’s battle will move to a tournament style scheduled over four Thursdays in April and May. The BMS Battle of the Cover Bands will kicked off last week with Red Square defeating Yesterday, Remedy and Run For Covers for a guaranteed spot in the finals.

The preliminary rounds will conclude at Hennessy’s Hooley House in Boston on Thursday, April 15 with Chyldz Play, Big Party Orchestra, Drop Zone and The Whammy Bars. The winner of each night will move on to the finals along with two wild cards to complete the championship round, which will be held at Olivers Nightclub at the Cask’n Flagon on Thursday, May 13. Tickets for all shows are $10.

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

The competing bands will perform before a panel of judges at each of the shows. They 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.

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