And then there were 8…
Last Monday, we started with an field of 64 original bands from across New York State – some you’ve heard of, and some you might not know about. These bands were recommended for inclusion in our field of 64 by NYS Music staff, contributors and readers and we brought in bands from 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. Here are the elite bands that have made it through to Round 4:
Funktional Flow (funk n jam) vs Raibred (Progadelic)
Intrepid Travelers (improv/jam) vs Ampevene (prog rock)
Root Shock (reggae) vs Barroom Philosophers (reggae rock)
Boogie Low (acid rock) vs Big Mean Sound Machine (funk)
Voting begins at Noon on Thursday, March 23 and ends at Midnight on Saturday, March 25. The Final Four begins next Monday!
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.