March “Music” Madness Rolls into Week 4

Nippertown’s “March ‘Music’ Madness” rolls out into Week 4 of its friendly competition, and the field of artists going after prizes has been reduced to eight.

Fans of the local scene continue to be passionate about their bands. More than 1,000 votes were submitted in last week’s round of competition.

Polls open again today, Wednesday, March 17, for fans to choose between Side-B, Girl Blue, Candy Ambulance, Let’s Be Leonard, Glass Pony, Dark Honey, Bad Mothers, and Talia Denis. 

Winners of Round 4 will be able to play a live stream from the Palace Theatre in downtown Albany. 

Side-B : Four-piece alternative rock band from Upstate New York consisting of drummer Dylan Travison, bassist Eric Mitchell, guitarist AJ Horton, and vocalist Ian Justino. The band’s debut release, “The Low Budget Romance EP” is out now.
Girl Blue : Arielle O’Keefe’s solo acts showcase her intimate songwriting style. She possesses a distinct singing voice that flows from conversation to something of a songbird as it flutters in range.
Candy Ambulance : Grungy rock trio has quickly developed a strong following with a sometimes-provocative but always hard-hitting catalog of songs. The band recently played a live session at The Hollow, streamed by Mirth Films.
Let’s Be Leonard : One of the Spa City’s finests, the rock band is not too shy to play a little Grateful Dead, or delve into a little bit of The Beatles. They’ve developed a strong following through rigorous touring (outside of COVID).
Glass Pony : This four-piece band would have you come out and listen to enjoy their high-energy, psychedelic groove circus. It’s a trip once heavily supported by Ominous Seapods bassist Tom Pirozzi.
Dark Honey : Lyrically rich guitar driven indie-pop-rock with the heart of a singer songwriter and the soul of an emo kid. Moss never gathers on this rolling stone of a band that continues to produce music.
Bad Mothers : Bad Mothers is a dirty-rock band from Albany, heralded for their consistently hard-hitting performances. They always put on a strong performance on stage, and have come close to opening Pearlpalooza not once, but twice.
Talia Denis : Talia’s personal creations have fully crossed over to the alternative genre. With a new modern sound, her latest music features ethereal, innocent vocals and ambitious synths morphed together with driven guitars and driving beats. 

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!

Check out these great prizes and sponsors.

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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