December 13th, 2010


Busan Haps Magazine

ONE VOTE: The Headaches Win Third Heat. Finals this Saturday
By Brian Kilrain
Photos by Mike Dixon

Chris Tharp and Robbie Williams of 'The Headaches' bring a potent punch to the finals
Heat Three in the Battle of the Bands has come and gone. After a narrow, ONE VOTE victory over Hajimama, The Headaches and their hard rocking groove moves on to the finals this next Saturday at Vinyl Underground
BUSAN, South Korea - The preliminary heats for the 2010 Busan Battle of the Bands ended with a bit of drama last Saturday night at Vinyl Underground in Kyungsung.  The final five bands of the competition performed in an unimaginably close contest.  After the last chords were struck, the audience cast their votes leaving just a single vote difference between the winner and first runner up.


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RMT holds Battle of Bands

 By John Redmond

For those tired of the cold nights, near-empty bars and the usual crowd, Rocky Mountain Tavern (RMT) a Canadian Bar is in the middle of a Battle of the Bands that started a two weeks ago and will hold the winners round on Dec.17.

The Battle of the Bands concept is not new by a long shot. But with the massive influx of musical talent from abroad, local bar owners have seen a strong need to showcase these bands, resulting in a healthy mix of local and expat shows.

By far the most popular “Battle” was the first one staged at Ole Stompers in Itaewon a few years ago that was won by power pop Korean trio Galaxy Express. One of the main organizers of that event was Cain Barriskill who is now back home pursuing an M.A.

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