Welcome to the first round of Last Band Standing, an exciting music tournament that we’re trying for the first time, in which fans like you “coach” artists to victories in a series of Best of Seven series. For a more thorough explanation, check out Guillermo’s intro post.
Tonight we’ll post the first set of match-ups. For those who have participated in previous tournaments, the scoring system is identical- in the comment section, post your scores for each match-up on a ten-point scale (i.e., Song A – 8, Song B – 6). The song with the most total points wins the match-up. You can listen to all the tunes here, and vote until 9pm EST on Wednesday.
Thank you to all eight of our inaugural coaches- GMo (Bruce Springsteen), Dem Adam (Super Furry Animals), Midnight Mike (Rolling Stones), Cristina (The Clash), Grant (David Bowie), Lindsay (Sam Cooke), Adrock (Led Zeppelin), and Aiko (Blondie). One of you will coach the last band standing.
10th Avenue Freeze-Out (Bruce Springsteen) vs. Keep the Cosmic Trigger Happy (Super Furry Animals)
Loving Cup (Rolling Stones) vs. Rudie Can’t Fail (Clash)
Janine (David Bowie) vs. That’s It, I Quit, I’m Moving On (Sam Cooke)
Heartbreaker (Led Zeppelin) vs. Rip Her to Shreds (Blondie)