The CWMAs go from April 17 to April 27 with around two dozen of the city’s best bands, plus 10 DJs, to perform during a series of showcases over two weeks. The Band of the Year and DJ of the Year will be revealed on the cover of City Weekly’s May 2 issue.
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You might be wondering what’s up with the gaps in some of the showcases (there are only two bands at some). As is always the case, some bands are hard to pin down or they can’t play due to scheduling, so we are speedily working to replace them.
So, the list is incomplete, as of now, but we didn't want -- we just could not stand it! -- to wait any longer to announce the initial lineup. Stay tuned as more bands are announced.
Here’s a sampler of one song from each band playing at the showcases this year. Enjoy!
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5 Monkeys - Thursday, April 18
Burt’s Tiki Lounge - Friday, April 19
The New Electric Sound
The Woodshed - Saturday, April 20
Bullets & Belles
The Complex - Thursday, April 25
The Urban Lounge - Friday, April 26
Muse Music - Saturday, April 27
Book on Tape Worm
The State Room - Saturday, April 27