An Old-Fashioned Battle of the Bands

This past Friday at Saint Rose’s very own Jack’s Place over in the Center for Communications and Interactive Media (CCIM), a “battle of the bands” was held. Sponsored by The College of Saint Rose and the Times Union, Garage to Glory had five bands competing in front of judges Bernie Walters, Aarond Scher, and Greg Bell to win the opportunity to record a master EP and film an in-studio music video.

The first band to perform was the “Jamtronica” instrumental group, Digital Dharma.

More information on and music from Digital Dharma here.

Next, we had Puddlejumper, a basic 4 part rock band.

More information on and music from Puddlejumper here.

Thirdly, a Saint Rose favorite: Drew and the Grand Spectacular, made of 7 well-known music students from Saint Rose, including the titular Drew Tirella.

More information on and music from Drew and the Grand Spectacular here.

Again, a Saint Rose familiar, The Meishlunday performed.

More information on and music from The Meishlunday here.

Lastly, the acoustic guitar/vocal duo of Nate Figueroa and Andrew Isaac LeSage from down on Long Island, The Response Ability.

 

More information on and music from The Response Ability here.

The bands were judged based on general criteria of musicianship, audience interaction, and originality by the judges, and in the end, Drew and the Grand Spectacular won, congrats!

Winners, Drew and the Grand Spectacular

Good job to all the other bands. I think I’d definitely listen to them on my own.

DFTBA

What do you think?