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Round 4 Quarterfinals Are Set!

Pictured upper left: Week 1 winners Essential Vitamins Crew, upper right: Week 2 winners MayDay!, lower left: Week 3 winners The Screaming Jeans, and lower right: Week 4 winners Michael King.

Congratulations to the four bands that have won a slot in our live Battle of Original Music: Essential Vitamins Crew, MayDay!, The Screaming Jeans, and Michael King!

These four acts will square off in person at Nietzsche’s on Friday, May 31st (doors at 9pm, music starts 10pm, $5, ages 21+ w/ID, strictly enforced!) The band that collects the most ballots from concert-goers that night will win a slot in the BOOM Grand Finale, where one talented act will be crowned the Artvoice BOOM Grand Champion and walk away with $5000 cash.

Past B.O.O.M. Grand Champions include local notables Dali’s Ghost, TypeRelevant, Photos of Wagons, The Etchings, and The Tins.

Since 2006, the Artvoice Battle of Original Music has provided exposure to hundreds of area artists, through our weekly online contests and our live shows. We couldn’t have done it without the generous sponsors who’ve supported our contest with their time, talent, and treasure over the years. We’ve given away everything from musical gear, to recording time, to packaged CDs, to tattoos! Plus over $20,000 in cash. But the thing never would have lasted a week without all the musicians who are out there working to create their own unique sound, and craft their own sincere message to share with us. And of course, it would all be for naught were it not for the great, enthusiastic local music fans who’ve visited our Web site and packed the venues at our live shows. We’re lucky to have such a happening scene, and Artvoice is proud to play a little part in it.

So we’ll see you all at Nietzsche’s on May 31st, where one of the bands above will win a coveted slot in our BOOM Grand Finale (which is also coming up, on June 14th!) Come out and let your voice be heard. And as always, may the best band win.

Visit the BOOM website for more information, and to see how this year's contest has unfolded.

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