August 1-7, 2011 – The Showdown continues this weekend…

So we finally kicked off the long-awaited tenth anniversary Sweetwater Showdown over the weekend, and everybody brought their “A” game!  Friday night was taken by metal beasts Subdivisions, while zombie-tastic horror rockers The Casket  Creatures came away with the victory Saturday.  Both bands move to the first of three semi-final nights on Saturday, September 17th.

This Friday, Waking the Bates, Cielo, and Haunting Eden will square off for the chance to claim the last September 17th slot.  By the end of Saturday night’s show, either DL7, Amulet, and Avian will be the first semi-finalist to be penciled in on the Saturday, September 24th show.  Check all six of these guys out and see two truly diverse evenings of local talent.

A sincere thanks to the bands and fans who voted for Sweetwater as “Best OTP Music Club” in Creative Loafing’s 2011 online survey.  The response was phenominal, and we will be anxiously awaiting the September release of the winners to see if we keep the title.  Another shout out to The 8th Ocean and all of the other musicians representing at Open Mic last week… see you again Thursday night!  Until next time.

Jesse Busch
Subtle Hammer Productions

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