I was asked to help judge the Full Throttle: Battle of the Bands this weekend, and it was an insane experience.
A strange band line-up, stranger event program and general weirdness permeated the evening. I kept a running narrative of the events, and this is what I wrote as the evening transpired…
The Fine Line is gorgeous but expensive. I’m judging a battle of the bands here and had to come 2 hours before I normally hit a concert. The first band, Hollywood Burnout, was already playing when I came in and seemed to be hitting all covers.
They played a crazy 311-ish version . . . → Read More: My judging experience at the Full Throttle Battle of the Bands
Full Throttle Battle of the Bands, Saturday Sept 12
The Full Throttle Battle of the Bands will showcase locally and nationally recognized bands — competing for their chance to have their original son in the Minnesota racing movie Full Throttle — on Saturday, September 12 at the Fine Line Music Café.
The winner, in addition the $1000 all the bands receive, gets five hours in Fuzzy Slippers Studio to record their song, the opportunity to have a cameo in “Full Throttle” and have their song featured in the movie.
Yours truly will be one of the judges (hint: you can start buying me beers now). Tickets are limited with . . . → Read More: Full Throttle Battle of the Bands, Saturday Sept 12
Want to have your band’s song featured in the upcoming film Full Throttle, earn a grand and some recording time?
Here’s how to enter…
Listen to the current anthem as a frame of reference and watch the theatrical trailer.
Compose an original version of an anthem song OR submit an already composed song that fits the film’s theme. Your song needs to be a totally new version (your song cannot use any music or lyrics of current song). Keep in mind that the song is intended to be used in a mainstream feature film and is targeted at an audience between the ages . . . → Read More: Full Throttle: Battle of the Bands submissions due August 22