The first weekend was a blast, as attested to by these reviews for the hip-hop showcase at 5 Monkeys and the eclectic showcases at Burt’s Tiki Lounge and at The Woodshed. If you don’t like reading long reviews, you can check out the recap over here.
At these shows, fans cast their vote for Band of the Year. The in-person vote is weighted significantly more than online (we want folks to get out and see some of these incredible 22 local bands), but the online does play a key role. The total vote-getting band will be announced in the May 2 issue of City Weekly.
Online voting ends at midnight on Saturday, April 27. So, go click and cast. To vote, or for a list of lineups, current reviews and general CWMA information, go here. And follow the action on Twitter with #CWMA.