Round 2 of March Music Madness Begins

The first round of Nippertown’s “March Music Madness” witnessed more than 1,000 voters chiming in and reducing the initial field of 64 local bands and musicians by half.

There were no runaway contests as voters selected their favorite bands last week. In fact, one contest was separated by a single vote. The field was announced last Wednesday just as the polls were opened, and voting closed Saturday evening to reveal who advances to Round 2.

Round 2 voting starts at 10 a.m. (today) Wednesday, March 3, and polls close at midnight on Saturday, March 6. Bands who advance will be announced on Wednesdays in The Spot 518, as well as, on Michael Hallisey (The Spot 518) and Jim Gilbert (Nippertown) will also discuss results live on their Facebook Live program that airs every Wednesday night at 8 pm on Nippertown’s FB page.

Find more information on the bands, including where to buy music or merchandise below.

The Bands/Artists

Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys
Russel the Leaf
Dirt Church
Blue Ranger
Girl Blue
Zan and the Winter Folk
Sydney Worthley
Kate McDonnell
The Parlor
Sam Torres
Candy Ambulance
JB!! aka Dirty Moses
Let’s Be Leonard
Hartley’s Encore
Pink Nois
Angelina Valente
Glass Pony
The VaVa Voodoos
Bear Grass
Pony in the Pancake
C.K. and the Rising Tide
Dark Honey
The Sea The Sea
Bad Mothers
The Age
Honey Slider
Ryan Leddick
Joan Kelsey
Talia Denis

Remember to support the artists, visit their Bandcamp, website, or social media links and listen to their music prior to voting.

To vote… click here!

Bands have the opportunity to win various prizes made available by sponsors, including up to $250 cash and more. Prizes also include the following opportunities:

Top Winner: Three-day session at White Lake Music and Bridge Road Entertainment, including, recording, editing, and mixing package — all studio instruments, equipment, engineer, pre-session consultation provided.

Runner-up: Four-hour recording session at Troy Saving Bank Music Hall.

Top two finalists: Live stream event hosted by High Peaks Event Production, in which bands will receive a high definition recording of the session and a copy of the multi-track recording.

Top four finalists: Streaming event hosted by the Palace Theatre in Albany after the conclusion of the tournament.

Other sponsors include Denis Entertainment Group, Laboom Entertainment, Putnam Place, The Dona Frank Team Select Sotherby’s Int’l Realty, Nanola, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Guthrie/Bell Productions, Caffé Lena, The Cock ‘n Bull, and WEXT Radio. Prices will be $250 for the Winner, $150 for the Runner-up, $100 for 3rd and 4th place Semi-finalists, and $50 for 5th through 8th place. 

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