It's been a few weeks now, but I have to mention it because it was SO GOOD. The latest battle of the bands was one of the best I have ever experienced. Many of the bands were new or relatively unknown. The quality of music from these bands was delightfully fresh, full of energy and excitement.
First place went to veterans The Elizabethan Report, who never fail to give a spectacularly lively performance and pump up the crowd. If you missed them, come to the grand opening of the Cafe here at Muse December 7th to see them in action. If you were there, catch them again! Maple Grove came in second followed by After Midnight in third place.
Two of my personal fav's of the week:
The Skinny Mice. (Also played in the finals) These guys make the "listening to music" part of a show interesting again, if you know what I mean.
Less Yes. Unfortunately this musical brilliance has moved to California already.