Posted on April 2, 2016

UNT Musicians Compete for Battle of the Bands Winning Title

Student Life

The UNT University Program Council hosted a Battle of the Bands competition Thursday in the Syndicate to promote our students’ musical abilities. Four teams, covering several different genres, competed in the battle.

Each band was allowed a 20 minute set to showcase their talent comprised of covers of songs or original pieces. At the end of the performances, the audience was able to vote via Twitter poll to help choose the winning band.

complications1The battle began with alternative style music by Complications, a returning band to UNT’s Open Mic night.

emerald4It was followed by the Emerald, who played old rock ‘n roll covers and one original song.

oggardentroy3Third to take the stage were winners Troy Garrick x OG Garden, who wooed the audience with contemporary R&B.

thrillbill4Last to play was Thrill Bill, a grunge band who rocked out pretty hard.

Out of 86 votes, Troy Garrick x OG Garden won first place with 47 percent of the votes, followed by Emeralds with 22 percent, Thrill Bill with 21 percent and Complications with 10 percent. Each band received loud cheers from the audience after their sets were completed, showing that it was a hard-fought competition.

UPC Live Music Coordinator Rachel Morales said the idea of the competition was brought up last semester and took about one month of full planning to carry out.

“We had DJ Wars last semester and I knew I wanted another music competition,” Morales said. “Having a band competition was just what seemed best.”

The winners received UNT garb and the opportunity to play a 45 minute set at UNT’s music festival, North by North Texas, on April 29.

Photos by: Zuri Bradley

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