Last Band Standing wants to hear from you!

Thursday, June 16th, 2011, 12:14 pm by Ben Salmon

The Last Band Standing competition is nearing the end of its preliminary rounds, which have been held over the past six Friday nights at Century Center. So far, six bands have moved on to the semifinals, to be held June 24 and July 1:

Boxcar Stringband / Jones Road / Kleverkill / Necktie Killer / Sifted / Stillfear

On Friday night, one of the following bands will win the fan vote and move to the semifinals as well: Broken Down Guitars, Capture the Flag, Shannon Tower Band, Strive Roots, Tourniquet Etiquette.

That means seven spots in the semis are taken, and LBS organizers need to pick three “wild cards” from among the rest of the bands in the competition to move on as well. Those three bands will get a second chance to win over fans in the semifinal rounds.

Now, the LBS team wants your input on who should be the wild-card bands. It’s simple: Leave a comment on this post and tell me who should get a second chance and why. Keep it clean or I will not approve your comment. No slagging other bands, either.

Here’s who has competed but didn’t make the semis. Remember, four of Friday night’s bands will presumably be eligible for wild cards, too.

Blue Babies / Cadence / Cognitive Riot / Concave Perception Chamber / Dan Shanahan Band / AJ Engstrom / High Desert Hooligans / Hilst and Coffey / Brian Hinderberger / Matt Borden and the MFB / OpenFate / Past Fraction Zero / Pine Lane / ScarLitt Fever / Shades of Society / Shovelbelt / Tentareign / Tuck and Roll / The Vaulted

Tomorrow, I’ll make sure to send a link to this post to Last Band Standing so they can read your comments. They say they’re going to announce the wild cards tomorrow night, so get to it!

A group photo of all 2011 Last Band Standing participants!

Tags:

50 Responses to “Last Band Standing wants to hear from you!”

  1. B.A. Baracus says:

    PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ® PAST FRACTION ZERO ®

  2. Burt Reynolds says:

    Cadence! Cadence! Cadence! – It’s like if Jesus and Fergie started a band, that band would be Cadence!

  3. Adam says:

    CADENCE!! Best sounding band that I’ve heard in this town for quite some time! They got the whole crowd whippin out their phones and recording videos.

    Definitely worthy of the wildcard!!

  4. Mr. E. Meat says:

    The Vaulted should advance. They are very talented and draw big crowds wherever they play. None of their songs sound the same either. Would love to see them again. Thanks

  5. FAN says:

    SHOVELBELT!!!! Great songs, great attitude, high-energy performance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Howard Stern says:

    Shovelbelt should’ve won…..

  7. Mr. T says:

    I pity the fool that doesn’t vote for SHOVELBELT!

  8. Kyle The Style says:

    AJ Engstrom – GREAT Nashville/Pop sound…I’d like to see them again.

  9. Phillip McCracken says:

    SHOVELBELT! HIGH ENERGY AND GREAT SONGS!!!!!

  10. Cliff Burton says:

    Awesome performance from Shovelbelt….They have what it takes to get to end!

  11. Glenn Quagmire says:

    GIGGITY GIGGITY GOO! Shovelbelt makes me all excited! They shoud get a wild card!

  12. Teri Newcomb says:

    My vote is for Shovelbelt for one of the wild card spaces!!!

  13. Big Mama says:

    Shovelbelt! They are the most talented band. They should get a spot!

  14. BIG RED says:

    For me it’s tie between SHOVELBELT and Sexual Chocolate. If I had to chose just one it’s gotta to go Shovelbelt!! You guys rock!!!

  15. Shovelbelt's #1 FAN says:

    Go SHOVELBELT!!!!!!

  16. jmcghee says:

    Shovelbelt rocks!!!!!

  17. Anita R says:

    Hilst & Coffey for the wild card spot! They are amazing!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Jane says:

    Hilst & Coffey for a wild card space!

  19. Kirsten says:

    Can’t believe Shovelbelt didn’t win their night. Best band that night! Best band period.

  20. Jim K. says:

    I agree, Shovelbelt for the win! Epic show at LBS a couple weeks ago~!

  21. Jenny says:

    Cadence!!!

  22. Shawn says:

    Shovelbelt awesome sound,love their energy!!!

  23. Jeemiah mccafferty says:

    These guys need the wild card , they played at 8 and people were still flooding in the door and didn’t get to hear them kick ass!!!

  24. Brian Hinderberger says:

    I wanna shine my magic lamp. Who’ll be there?

  25. Lola S. says:

    Past Fraction Zero has a unique and cool sound. Semi finalists, indeed!

  26. JOE ROMERO says:

    LOVED YOU GUYS….HOPE YOU PULL A WILD CARD…..JOE(KLEVERKILL)

  27. Peter Roina says:

    Shovelbelt kick butt. These guys had some great music. Fantastic tempo changes, and everyone played completely together actually enjoying their time on stage. It was noticeable from the crowd. The drummer was on time like a computer, dropping blast beats all over the place. Both guitar players shredding, trading leads. Bass player, dropping that bellowing sound, brought it all together well. And a great frontman, who had fantastic range, showed the ability to throw some cookie monster but didn’t abuse it, as he sang with all sorts of character. Great movement from the band, who really invited the audience into their world. It was my first time seeing them and I can’t wait to see them again.

  28. High5 says:

    Shovelbelt.

  29. Tom M. says:

    Hilst and Coffey were great and deserve a wild card spot.

  30. Your Mom says:

    I don’t think its possible for me to pick just 1. I think Tentareign is the MOST talented band around with the most original and unique sound in the area for sure. I always have mad respect for 3 piece bands that can really pull it off.

    2nd would have to be Shovelbelt. Much improved from last year. They’ve added some great talent in the recent months and it really seems like they’re clicking.

  31. Jen says:

    Past Fraction Zero-Awesome sound!!! Should be a semi finalist for sure!!

  32. anonymous says:

    CADENCE!!!
    They are really talented guys who passionately care about their music, which is so evident in their performance. They are newer on the scene and made tons of new fans last Friday night! Amazing music and performance!!!

    CADENCE!!

  33. charlie s. says:

    the vaulted needs a sopt to shine, give it to em!

  34. Abbie says:

    Past Fraction Zero, super original, great sound, would love to see them get another go at it.

  35. Kirstin says:

    Cognitive Riot should go through!! They sound awesome and are amazing musicians!! Unfortunately no one really showed up to their show (memorial weekend). They should have a second chance for some exposure and to get some more votes!

  36. jmr Ent. says:

    Shovelbelt was the best. They deserved to win.

  37. btp says:

    Cognitive Riot are kewl and i want to see them again

  38. Julie says:

    Cognitive Riot rocks my world!! Pick them!!

  39. Sydney says:

    Cadence!

  40. Jacob! says:

    SHOVELBELT!!!!!!!

  41. hATER says:

    SHOVELBELT!!!!!! HAIL & KILL!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. johnny B Goode says:

    SHOVELBELT!!!

  43. LipLicker says:

    SHOVELBELT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Whahappened? says:

    shovelbelt

  45. *MISH* says:

    I am a HUGE fan of SHOVELBELT!! The first time I saw them, I freaked! I thought, how could a band this rockin be in BEND!!??

    They continue to raise the level of their talent! And is it ok to say…they are the sexiest 5 guys I have ever seen!!! wOOt!!!!!

    ROCK ON!!!

  46. LBS Contestant says:

    Shovelbelt and Shadesd of Society!!!!

  47. Steven Tyler says:

    LBS is a scam, a sham, and a whole-lotta flim-flam.

  48. Jeannine Rice says:

    SHOVELBELT!!

Leave a Reply