#1
So, we've got Battle of the Bands tonght, we're playing three Rage songs
All the other bands are playing general "rock" songs, so we should be a good change of pace.
We've encountered some problems with the administration; our name is "Channel Four News Team", abbrieviated C4NT (looks like cu nt), and we put this on posters and t-shirts, so several teachers have told us to take them off.
But we are fighting the man

Any tips on BotB, or similer stories?
#2
It looks more like CANT not that...

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#5
i dont jave any tips or stories,just wanted to say good luck
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#9
Do a "Muse" and destroy all your stuff, loss, but then get signed and go on to release several albums and have global success... or end up lossing and not gettin all that stuff....

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#10
mine and mullet boys band won the battle! and got peoples choice award
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#11
Make sure you've got backup cables/strings and maybe a backup guitar or two.

Good luck man! Make sure to follow up and let us know how it went!
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#12
what ever u do do not start to play jump and only play the keyboard intro
a band did this at my school and people felt ripped off (i was also outraged but with held my self from yelling it out)
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#13
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Do a "Muse" and destroy all your stuff, loss, but then get signed and go on to release several albums and have global success... or end up lossing and not gettin all that stuff....



You mean a "the Who" or a "Jimi Hendrix" or a "Nirvana" right? The Muse simply jumped on the bandwagon that Nirvana jumped on after the Who and Hendrix basically invented it in the mid 60's.
#14
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You mean a "the Who" or a "Jimi Hendrix" or a "Nirvana" right? The Muse simply jumped on the bandwagon that Nirvana jumped on after the Who and Hendrix basically invented it in the mid 60's.

The Who ripped it off of Hendrix, anyway.
#15
Do the thing where you stand naked with tape over your mouths blasting feedback at the end of your set.
#16
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The Who ripped it off of Hendrix, anyway.


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#17
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The Who ripped it off of Hendrix, anyway.


They were both brilliant, though.
#18
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Whenever I see your avatar I get sad thinking about how we all worked so hard for Avery and then we were abandoned by Pinky19. No pics, no info, no magazine cover scanned...



Our labor was in vain.

Yeah, I know, but I always think of little Avery in his bunk bed, and all is better.



They were both brilliant, though.

definitely.
#19
Yupp, as Cmagg said (he is the bassist), we won the battle, and got the "Fan's Choice Award".
I didn't think we were that much better than the other bands, but everybody said we were really good.
We'll have to do it again next year
#20
Make sure you do a proper sound check. Bad sound can ruin the gig for you and the audience. Try and move on stage if it doesn't compromise your playing, cuz people are coming to see a show, not you guys play lifelessly on stage. Good luck dooood

*wait wtf?! you won already!? damnit. i spent all that time pretending to be helpful. screw you, man. screw YOU
#21
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Rofl. thats sweet :P totally unintentional dirtiness, it rules

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#22
Isn't a battle of the bands more for original songs, not covers?

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#23
Make sure all guitars are tuned.
Make sure the guitar is actually heard, vocals too.
like someone else said, Backup cables, picks, etc.
thats always good.

Best of luck.. unless you already did the whole BotB


The band I used to be in played a Battle of the Bands back in March, took 1st place in the student category, and got 300$

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Again, good luck.
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#24
I was in battle of the bands at our school before. We did Seven Nation Army, wasn't really my pick but hell I had a fun time doing it. I did vocals while another friend did drums and another friend did guitar. Man it was so bad ass. But we lost to some newbs doing American Idiot songs. So of course we lost because all the preps in this school were all like "OMFG GREEN DAY!!! OMFG!!! YAY!!!"
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#25
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I was in battle of the bands at our school before. We did Seven Nation Army, wasn't really my pick but hell I had a fun time doing it. I did vocals while another friend did drums and another friend did guitar. Man it was so bad ass. But we lost to some newbs doing American Idiot songs. So of course we lost because all the preps in this school were all like "OMFG GREEN DAY!!! OMFG!!! YAY!!!"


^That was the highlight of junior high for me.

We gotta do it again, sometime.
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#26
Hahaha, don't hate me Edcore.
Yeah, there were some problems, because most of the tech crew are dumbasses... during our first song, my guitar was super quiet, and I could barely hear myself out of the monitors the enitre time.
But, everybody loved it, our singer was great, he is an amazing crowd-pleaser, and everybody on stage was moving around, unlike the other bands; I think that was what helped us, because we really got the crowd going.
#27
lets not forget about my insane dancing...
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#28
Ages ago, with my old band, we played a BotB gig.

They fucked my amp up, and nobody had my bassist's mic on.

Needless to say, a band you can't hear doesn't win.