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High School Rock Off (Round 2 Recap)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is famous for a number of things: The fascinating artifacts and exhibits, the rich history of Rock ‘N Roll (and beyond), the inductees and their music, and their drive to fuel music careers in today’s youth. Today the Rock Hall is hosting the rockstars of tomorrow during the High School Rock Off!

There are a total of 30 bands, 10 performing each round (January 28, February 4, and February 11), to send nine of them to compete in “The Final Exam” on February 28.

All groups that make it to said Final Exam will get the opportunity to record a song from their original discography at Tri-C’s center for creative arts. The producers on hand will be Jim Stewart Recording and the recording arts students attending Tri-C. The original tracks will be up for download on the Rock Hall’s website at the time of The Final Exam.
Each band is competing for the following:

FIRST PLACE– $3,000 cash and $250 to their high school music program

SECOND PLACE– $1,500 cash and $100 for their high school music

THIRD PLACE– $500 cash

February 4’s 10 acts are as follows (in alphabetical order):

  • Amphibian
  • Blaire Blades and the Backstabbres
  • Blue Illusion
  • Fallyn Grace Presley
  • Foulmouth
  • Luminescence
  • Seconds of Silence
  • Side Piece
  • Skippy’s On The Run
  • Subliners

The kids know how to rock! It’s absolutely brilliant to see that kids nowadays are still interested in keeping rock ‘n roll alive and learning the meticulous ins and outs of the whole scene. The variety among the performers was immaculate, to say the least!

There were female bands that were prepared to reign all, two-piece bands that sounded as if they had an orchestra behind them, and don’t even get me started on how astonishingly talented each and every member is.

Energy could be felt from the other side of town. Each band came and went, but the energy never faltered even for a
second. Those kids knew what they were doing.


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