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First Annual Battle of the Bands

IRONWOOD – September 26, 2011

Saturday evening Heartland Communications Group from Ashland Wisconsin presented the First Annual Battle of the Bands Competition at the Pat O’Donnell Civic Center. The event was titled “King of the Hill”. And after five hours of Rock B-Side Glitch, an alternative rock group from Bruce Crossing, Michigan was declared King of the Hill.

The group is normally a quartet, however, Tony Besson, guitarist was un able to make the event. Playing as a trio one man shy, the B-Side Glitch was still good enough to rock the house and take home the first place prize, $1,500.

When asked what their genre was, guitarist and vocalist Brian Nowicki said “Gravel”. Should any of our readers wonder what that sounds like, listen to the videos below. Performing with Nowicki were Jake Richardson, vocalist and bass guitarist, and James Williams, Drummer.

For more information about the B-Side Glitch visit their facebook pagehttp://www.facebook.com/bsideglitch?sk=info

Four other bands competed Saturday: Tripple Koin from Proctor, Minnesota; Madd Trapper, Ironwood, Michigan; 1 Above, Ironwood, Michigan; and On Top, Ironwood, Michigan.

Anchor Baby a group from Calumet was also to be on the program, but, withdrew on Saturday.

On Top an Ironwood group was contacted Saturday morning and agreed to play in that evenings competition.  It was On Top’s first performance as a group. They have been practicing together for the past five months. They gave  a terrific performance, especially when considering the short notice that they were given.
Battle of the bands was a fundraising event  with part of the proceeds going to the Polar Bear Youth Hockey Club and The Ice Crystals Figure Skating Club.
above Scott Hunter Show Master of Ceremonies and the King of the Hill Band, B-Side Glitch.  view more photos at http://www.wjjhfm.com/pages/11013703.php

Polar Bear Cookbook

Thank you to everyone who submitted recipes for the Polar Bear Hockey Cookbook. The cookbooks are now available. The cost for the cookbooks are $10.00 so make sure to grab one for yourself and maybe one or two as a gift. They can be purchased at the Pat O'Donnel Civic Center concession stand or by contacting Kerry Roehm or Micki Sorensen.


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