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.
About The Author
Julie was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. She started playing bass guitar in the late 80s and played in local bands Good Question, butterMilk and the Other. She took time off the music scene in the late 90s to raise a family. She came back to bass in 2014 and once again got involved in the local music scene. She plays bass in Marc and The Horsejerks and Mr. Frederick's Production Co. She has been the music writer/editor for Salem Weekly since May 2015.