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Vote now for the Battle of the Bands

Funcoast • May 17, 2011 at 1:41 PM

It's time to rock and roll. Or at the very least, to vote for your favorite band in the Funcoast.com Ohio Bike Week Battle of the Bands.

Fourteen bands have made the first cut out of more than 25 submissions. You can find band profiles, a music clip and more on our Battle of the Bands voting page.

The five bands who receive the most votes will then perform live at the Battle of the Bands on Friday, June 3 at the Easyriders Saloon in the Erie County Fairgrounds.

A panel of local celeb judges will be ranking the bands based on elements of stage presence, performance, musical talent and more. Judging this year will be Eddie Reyes, guitarist for Taking Back Sunday; DJ, music man and all-around talent DJ Shawn Daley and actress, model and musician Cassandra Baun. Emceeing the event will be Funcoast contributor Nicole Karis-Reyes.

How does voting work?

From now until 5 p.m. on May 30, you'll be able to vote once a day, every day for your favorite band (or bands). In addition to helping your favorites make the top five, you'll be automatically entered for the chance to win an Ohio Bike Week All-Access Pass, which is valued at $100.

Which bands can I vote for?

You can find the full voting page for the Funcoast.com Ohio Bike Week Battle of the Bands here. The musicians and bands making the top cut are Extravested Blood, Liquid Courage, L.O.M., Love Turns Hate, Mettal Maffia, My Dude's Band, Riptide, Shades of Rage, Soul Burn, Sinful Desire, The HonkyTonks, The Scar Remains, Up In Arms and Vengeance Day. On each band profile, you'll find a short bio, a list of members and one of their songs.

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