Nautical Mile

Local bands are always looking for places to play and get their shot in the limelight.

The University of Colorado’s Program Council is ready to give those bands a chance to win exposure and prizes at the annual CU Battle of the Bands.

IF YOU GO

Who: University of Colorado Battle of the Bands, featuring Nautical Mile, The Squirrel Hunters, Mach-Zehnder, Quilombo, John Runnels, Air Dubai, Godlazer, Domecube and Trickster’s Will

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Glenn Miller Ballroom, University Memorial Center, CU campus, Boulder

Cost: Free

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Program Council Director Justin Greenstein was happy to talk about Friday’s music battle.

Q: What is the Battle of the Bands and who can enter the contest?

A: This is CU’s sixth annual Battle of the Bands. It’s an important piece of music tradition at CU, because it gives students the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of their peers and a panel of respected judges.

Any band is eligible to apply for the Battle of the Bands. However, one band member must be a current CU-Boulder student. That’s to ensure the opportunity for CU-Boulder students to have their music heard.

Q: Why is the contest being held in the Glenn Miller Ballroom?

A: The Glenn Miller Ballroom is centrally located in the UMC. It holds approximately 1,000 people, which is enough to constitute a large-scale performance and accommodate a large audience.

The ballroom has a long history of PC events. The venue has hosted numerous national and local acts such as The Flobots, the Ramones and State Radio.

Q: Why does PC support this music contest and why should people attend?

A: Program Council strives to help up-and-coming local bands get their music heard.

In the past, bands participating in the CU Battle of the Bands have gone on to receive record deals alongside local and national recognition.

The Battle of the Bands is a great opportunity to watch some of CU-Boulder’s most talented musicians showcasing their music. The event is free and refreshments will be provided.

Q: What’s next for Program Council?

A: PC is working in collaboration with the CU Homecoming Committee on this year’s Homecoming Concert featuring Tapes ‘n’ Tapes. The concert is free and will be held in the Glenn Miller Ballroom on Oct. 30.

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