We've gotten a strong response from our call for local acts to enter our annual battle of the bands. But from what I've heard and seen of the entrants, there's no one band or musician I'd peg as a clear favorite — it's looking wide open. In other words, this could be your year, local musicians.
Here are the details:
We start on January 28 at Sticky Fingerz and continue at the club through the next three Thursdays. Then the finals shift to Revolution on Friday, March 5.
As usual, the contest is open to any act in Arkansas who specializes in original material.
Each week, four acts square off before five judges (four regular judges and one weekly guest judge). The winner moves on to the finals.
The entry deadline is Friday, January 8. Uploading band info and mp3s of your material online here
is the easiest method. We'll also be running an entry form in the paper, beginning next week, for several weeks. So you can fill out that form and mail it and a CD in, too.
Holler at me with questions at lindsey AT artkimes.com.