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Local Musicians Fight for a Spot at Movin’ On This Weekend

Students and local musicians will compete in the Movin’ On Battle of the Bands this Saturday, March 22 for the opportunity to open up for hip hop star A$AP Rocky and other artists at this year’s spring music festival.

Twelve bands were chosen to compete in this year’s battle, including Lenina Crowne, who recently played a crowd-pleasing performance at THON 2014, and EDM artist Keegan Tawa.

The 12 bands performing had to earn their coveted spot in the battle by first making it through an application process, in which they were judged based on music submissions.

According to the festival’s websitebands participating in the battle will be judged on originality, musicianship, stage presence, audience participation, and overall performance. Each band will be playing a 15-minute set of original songs.

Last year’s Battle of the Bands winners, The Wondershop Showdown and Automatic Habit, opened up for artists like MGMT, Brand New and Big Boi.

This year Movin’ On has been bumped up a week from May 2 to April 26 and will take place on the IM fields near the law building.

The battle will take place at 9 p.m. in the HUB Alumni Hall and is free to all students. The full list of bands performing:

Anchors to Anchors
Fairweather Pilots
Keegan Tawa
Lenina Crowne
Mute Cities
Port Vue
Red Royal
Scoobs ‘N Tuck
Soviet Bibles
Stolen Goods

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Sarah Caskie

Sarah is a senior majoring in Journalism. She can usually be found at Saint’s looking up cat videos, or writing about music and stuff. She can be reached on Twitter at @classycaskie or via email at [email protected]


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