Battle of the Bands? What’s going on here? They still do that? Well, sure. Why the hell not. And hey, the winning band is going to walk away with $1,000. So, that’s a pretty darn good motivator to do a little blast from the past competition. Here’s the schedule: First Round – Saturday & Sunday, October 14th & 15th at 3pm; Quarterfinals – Friday, October 20th at 5pm; Semifinals – Saturday, October 21st at 5pm; Finals – Sunday, October 22nd at 5pm. Rigorous! Each show is $8 presale or $10 at the door. Of course you want to go to all of them, so buy the five day package for $30. Some of the bands signed up so far are: CottonFoot, Wild Ire, Red Spectre, Harlit Skyline, Goodbye Silence, Stand Trial, The Berated, Smash Mouth, Shovelbelt, Hyding Jekyll, Entropy Lounge, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Bury the Goat. I’m pretty sure I got them all. This is brought to Salem by Willy Valley Entertainment. It’s all ages – alcohol with ID.