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Round 3 Quarterfinals are Set!

Week 1 Winners: Orius

Week 2 Winners: Tired Iron

Week 3 Winners: Child of Folly

Week 4 Winners: The Naturalists

Congratulations to the four bands that have won a slot in our live Battle of Original Music: Orius, Tired Iron, Child of Folly, and our latest winners, The Naturalists!

These four acts will square off in person at Nietzsche’s on Friday, April 11th (beginning 10pm, $5 at the door, ages 21+ strictly enforced). Folkfaces and Pine Fever earned their spots in the finals through the first two rounds, and once again in Round 3, the band that collects the most ballots from concert-goers that night will win a slot along side them in the BOOM Grand Finale. There, one talented act will be crowned the Artvoice BOOM Grand Champion and walk away with $5000 cash.

Recent B.O.O.M. Grand Champions include local notables TypeRelevant, Photos of Wagons, The Etchings, The Tins, and last year's winners, Randle and the Late Night Scandals.

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 $25,000 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 January 28th, where one of the bands above will win a coveted slot in our BOOM Grand Finale (coming June 6th!) Come out and let your voice be heard. And as always, may the best band win.

Visit the BOOM website for more information, to follow the contest, and for band sign-up - band registration is still open, but you must act quickly - there's only one round left!

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