We kick off the week with Round 3 of the Fourth Annual NYS Music March Madness! We’re down to 16 teams out of 64 in our friendly tournament style competition for readers to discover new artists who call New York home.
The original field of 64 bands are those you might not know about, but should. Recommended for inclusion in our field of 64 by NYS Music staff, contributors and readers, we hit every corner of New York State, from Long Island to Buffalo, The Catskills to the North Country and all points in between.
NYS Music March Madness is a great way to discover a new and upcoming band in your area and show your support and love for bands you see often. We focus once again this year on the bands who are on the cusp of greatness. There was only room for 64 but we made some great choices and picked a wide array of genres to bring to you this year.
We’d like to thank our regional sponsors The Hollow Bar and Kitchen, Nietzsche’s Buffalo, The Downtown Barn and Castle Studio. These small businesses represent the best of what New York State has to offer and celebrate music while inviting local and touring bands to perform for growing local scenes across the state.
Funktional Flow (funk n jam) vs Sly Fox & the Hustlers (rock)
The New Daze (psychedelic jam rock) vs Raibred (Progadelic)
Intrepid Travelers (improv/jam) vs Space Carnival (psych groove rock)
Annie in the Water (acoustic rock) vs Ampevene (prog rock)
Root Shock (reggae) vs Last Daze (black country rock)
Barroom Philosophers (reggae rock) vs Chris James and Mama G (Ameribeat)
Boogie Low (acid rock) vs Kimono Dragons (surf rock)
Big Mean Sound Machine (funk) vs Formula 5 (jam rock)
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Round 3 voting begins at 12noon on Monday, March 20 and closes at midnight on Wednesday, March 22. Round 4 voting begins on Thursday, March 23 at noon. Vote now for your favorites and discover some of the great up and coming music that New York State has to offer!