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Bluegrass Battle Tomorrow Night!

Come Rally Round yer Defibulators!

Twelve top bluegrassish bands from New York and beyond will fight it out for the chance to perform at the 2011 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco.

The illustrious judging panel will be: Dawn Holliday of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, Norm Parenteau of Slipshod Management representing one of the biggest acts in Americana music, Old Crow Medicine Show and Andrew Colvin of Ground Control Touring who books acts like Bright Eyes, She & Him, and Cat Power.

The twelve competing bands are: The Defibulators, The 2nd Avenue Mountain Boys, Bobtown, McMule, The Young Spokes, Gangstagrass,  The Dive Bar Dukes, Alex Battles & Whiskey Rebellion, The Gold Top County Ramblers, Do it to Julia, Frankenpine, and the Michaela Anne Band. In addition to the bands, a whole gaggle of New Yorker cartoonists will be on stage providing comic interludes. This is a show you don’t want to miss.

Get advance tickets at www.theatre80.net for $16.50 (Note that all seats are general admission) or call 212-388-0388 and reserve them for $15

If you’re curious about what exactly a hardly strictly bluegrass band is, check out the Official Rules.

UPDATE: 2/20/11 (via Twitter)

“Well, we didn’t make it to the final round, but we ended up winning the Audience Favorite Award!Thanks to everyone who was there and voted!”