Last Wednesday, Stone Park Ritual (Odebolt), Apathy Syndrome (Des Moines), Mistaken for Halos (Waterloo), Ashes Armada (Albia), and Green Death (Des Moines) competed at Wooly's in the first preliminary showcase to crown the 2014 LAZERfest Battle of the Bands winner with Green Death and Apathy Syndrome advancing to the final round. Tomorrow night at 7 p.m., Wooly's will host the second preliminary showcase. Doors at Wooly's will open at 6 p.m. for the all ages event, and admission is free.
Competing for spots in the finals tomorrow night will be five more Iowa bands: Through the Darkness (Grand Junction), Dead Horse Trauma (Des Moines), Lesson 7 (Des Moines), Of Kings and Beasts (Ottumwa), and Beyond the Silence (Waverly). The top two bands will move on to the final round to square off against Green Death and Apathy Syndrome and compete for a spot on a LAZERfest 2014 stage.
The final round of the LAZERfest Battle of the Bands will be held at Wooly's on Friday, February 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the final round are $5, and they may be purchased at the Wooly's box office or online through Ticketfly. The final round will also be an all ages event. KAZR has yet to announce the date for this year's LAZERfest.