While it’s proabably too late to be involved as a band – my fault entirely, I took too long to get back to him, I’m an asshole! But if you act really, really fast you might be able to get in as a last minute entrant. It was aimed at first to be a Brooklyn vs Queens battle but because the entries from BK were so few, it was opened up to all boroughs.
I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it if there was a Greenpoint band interested in participating so I could root for you guys and definitely feature you on Greenpointers.
Here are the details:
The event is on 5/16 2p-9p at the Astoria Beer Garden. Each band will have a two song set and compete in a single-elimination bracket-style tournament. The winning band at the end of the event will get an hour set from 8-9p in front of a capacity Beer Garden as well as a featured article by a major NYC publication. The gig is unpaid, but there will be a talent lounge with free food and drink for the bands. We’re specifically looking for rock and roll bands.
This is for the rockers out there – keep your harps and xylophones to yourself, guitars & drums in the house!
Ran just sent over a survey on the finalists that includes links where you can hear their music so if you’re not a rocker yourself, you can at least rock the vote!
If you’re interested in being a last minute Brooklyn band please contact Ran at info [at] whyleaveastoria [dot] com RIGHT NOW. Don’t dilly dally!