Battle rages on for new bands

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

Battle of the Bands com­pe­ti­tions have been around since the dawn of rock, but it’s not many that mar­ket them­selves as a “live mu­si­cal gameshow”. Since it was es­tab­lished in Dublin venue Pravda (now The Grand So­cial) in 2004, the weekly show­case has fea­tured a num­ber of di­verse bands with the win­ner of each round be­ing de­cided by a cus­tom-built clap-o-me­ter, which mea­sures the au­di­ence’s re­ac­tion to each act. All par­tic­i­pat­ing acts are also in­ter­viewed and recorded for the King Kong Club’s ra­dio show on RTÉ 2XM. Now in its eighth year, the con­test has col­lab­o­rated with OxJam, the mu­sic­themed branch of Ox­fam. This year the win­ner will play the OxJam tent at Elec­tric Pic­nic, and will be awarded a trip to Por­tu­gal to record with Mor­ris­sey gui­tarist Boz Boorer. The competition is free and takes place at The Vil­lage on Mon­days from 9pm.

Battle of the Bands win­ner gets to record with Mor­ris­sey gui­tarist Boz Boorer (above)

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