Our November SoundDiego LIVE Garage 2 Glory contestants are Amerikan Bear and Hit Dog Hollar! Two bands enter. One band plays.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means everyone is getting their stretchy pants ready to roll out. But before that epic food coma rolls in: Prepare for our free SoundDiego LIVE feast on Nov. 21 at Seven Grand.
In case you haven't heard, the event will feature Low Volts and Two Wolves, plus a hosted VIP happy hour sponsored by Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey and, for one lucky winner, a free guitar. If all that wasn't enough for you carving-board connoisseurs, our regulars know no SoundDiego LIVE event is complete without our Garage 2 Glory competition.
For the uninitiated, Garage 2 Glory pits two bands against each other in an online musical death match. SoundDiego fans vote for their favorite, and the victor plays at SoundDiego LIVE. This month, the battling bands are Amerikan Bear and Hit Dog Hollar, and both are guaranteed to rock your turkey faces off.
Hit Dog Hollar are a throwback alt-county rock outfit that gets down with the best of them. We've heard them described as "whiskey rock," and we tend to agree -- so it's even more fitting that they're competing to play our party at one of the best whiskey bars in America's Finest City. If you haven't heard it, the band's 2011 debut EP, Ruckus, is five solid groovy jewels.
"They've got a heavy blues vibe to their sound, and it takes me back to my trips to New Orleans," raves SoundDiego LIVE host Robin Roth of 91X.
However, don't print up Hit Dog Hollar's SoundDiego LIVE all-access passes yet -- they face some serious competition from local buzz band Amerikan Bear, who have been hitting quite the stride lately; their video for their new single, "The Messenger," is simply fantastic.
Roth puts it perfectly: "Amerikan Bear incorporate rock & roll with a '60s feel to it, a mixture of psychedelic surf, garage and rhythm & blues."
Two enter but only one shall emerge victorious. To vote for this month's Garage 2 Glory band, click here. The winner will be decided Nov. 19 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 Nov. 21 SoundDiego LIVE feast-a-thon at Seven Grand! Make sure you RSVP for the party here.