Mayday! Mayday! When the New Kinetics and Hit Dog Hollar bombard the Hideout for SoundDiego LIVE on May Day (er, May 1), they won't be the only bands attacking the stage with their rock & roll histrionics throughout the night -- they'll be followed by the victor of this month's Garage 2 Glory competition!
That's right, in addition to two killer headliners, a Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey hosted happy hour and 91x's Robin Roth as the perfect party host -- our regulars know no SoundDiego LIVE event is complete without our beloved contest where we pit two local bands against each other in an online musical death match. SoundDiego fans vote for their favorite, and the winning act plays at SoundDiego LIVE. This month, the battling bands are the Pheasants and Badabing -- and both are guaranteed to bring the ruckus.
The Pheasants are a throwback rockabilly/garage rock duo that gets down and dirty in the best of ways -- and usually do so in extravagant, Thanksgiving-themed costumes complete with pilgrim garb and Native American headdresses. The band's self-titled debut album, released last April, is a collection of nine high-energy, fuzz rock thumpers.
However, don't print up the Pheasants' SoundDiego LIVE all-access passes yet -- they face some serious competition from local buzz band duo Badabing, who take a slightly different approach to the classic rock band duo sound. Instead of pummeling drums accompanied by the usual guitar player/singer, the band eschews the six string altogether for thunderous bass, courtesy of Tom Lord (who also provides the low-end rumble for the Schitzophonics). The garage rock drum n' bass duo has become well known around town for their rabble-rousing shows.
Two duos enter but only one duo shall emerge victorious. To vote for this month's Garage 2 Glory band, click here. The winner will be decided April 29 at noon, and you can vote once a day until the contest ends.
We'll be thrilled to have either band on the bill, but no matter who ends up playing, you don't want to miss the May 1 SoundDiego LIVE throwdown at the Hideout! Make sure you RSVP for the party here