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ashley-and-the-xsAshley Hicks of Ashley and The X's. Photo by Charlie Davis/423 Bragging Rights
Rock theVote: 12 Chattanooga bands, 1 stage, 2 nights
For the second consecutive week, some of Chattanooga’s top bands congregate on the stage of Rhythm & Brews for two nights of shows that offer great value and showcase some of the city’s best musical talent.
Following last week’s first and second rounds of The Road to Nightfall, this week offers up the final rounds in which 12 bands compete for a coveted Nightfall headlining spot this summer. A local committee of music experts chose the bands, but audiences determine the winners. Next Friday, the finals commence and a winner will be chosen in a musical death match, this time determined by judges.
While the competition is more showcase than battle of the bands—at least that’s the intent—this annual local music blowout is the bargain of a fortnight, as British committee member and Pulse music writer Richard Winham might say. Winham offers his Round 3 and 4 primer and odds on Page 10.
Regardless of who wins, all the bands—and local live music fans— benefit from this event. Go forth, rock the vote and celebrate live and local music in Chattanooga.
McKay’s Road to Nightfall: Rounds 3 & 4 • $7 • 8 p.m. • Friday & Saturday, March 8 & 9 • Rhythm & Brews • 221 Market St. • rhythm-brews.com