On Tuesday, September 10, The Orlandobands.com and Evermore Sound Evermore Battle of the Bands round one begins at The Haven in Orlando. This first show in the series features live music from Orlando bands Succulent Thing, Stereo-Type and Fiery Sushi along with Florida bands Antic, High In Transit and Staring Blind.
The Evermore Battle of the Bands showcases feature over $25,000 in prizes. The bands will be judged on several categories including musicianship, songwriting, originality, crowd reaction, stage presence and professionalism, as well as promotion and networking. “We had done a different Evermore Sound battle of the bands which was a good experience,” said the members of Orlando band Succulent Thing. “We met a ton of people and some new bands.”
The sponsors of this year’s Evermore Battle of the Bands are Evermore Sound, Orlandobands.com, Capacity Productions, Freedom Union Records, Classic Cases, InEarz Audio, Rejuven-Ink, Spawn Guitars, Left Digital Media, Goin Balistic!, 101.1 WJRR’s Native Noise with Supa Dave and The Orlando Local Music Examiner. “We did a music video for the 48 hour music video project where Supa Dave was one of the judges and we had the chance to talk him and hand him a demo, cool guy and its always fun to hear local bands on Native Noise,” said Succulent Thing.
This latest showcase is just one of the many brought out by Orlandobands.com. “We think that Ben and Orlandobands.com has a very positive impact on the local scene,” said Succulent Thing. “It’s a really good thing doing they do, it really helps build the scene as well as connect everyone, which is essential.”
The Evermore Battle of the Bands is at The Haven, 6700 Aloma Ave. in Winter Park/Orlando. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. with the first band. Tickets are $5 in advance from the bands. (Their pre-sale tickets count as part of their score.) Tickets will be $8 at the door for this 16+ event. Just as the past battles, they will be collecting donations for charity. The money collected this year will go to the Southeast Lung Transplant Fund, helping to support HelpHOPELive.
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