Voting is more important than ever this year. I've been keeping tabs on the tallies so far, and many categories are *incredibly* close -- to the point where every vote counts, and the paper ballots at the showcase will make a difference. Specifically:
--one category is separated by four votes --one category is separated by eight votes --one category is separated by fifteen votes --one category is separated by 21 votes --three categories are separated by less than 40 votes
Exercise your right to vote!
Without further ado, here are the showcase bands. Assume that each band listed starts on the hour.
Main Stage (Leland and Delmar), starting at 2 p.m.: Rats and People, Magnolia Summer, Gentleman Auction House, 7 Shot Screamers
Market in the Loop (outdoor stage), starting at 2 p.m.: The Vultures, Casey Reid, Johnny O & the Jerks, The Daybreak Boys
Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, starting at 6 p.m.: Shame Club, Heroes of the Kingdom, Ghost in Light, Spark Thugs, Target Market, The Conformists
Blueberry Hill's Elvis Room, starting at 6 p.m.: Toyy, Midwest Avengers, DJ Needles, Nite Owl, DJ Mahf, Earthworms
Cicero's, starting at 6 p.m.: Say Panther, Jumbling Towers, The Bureau, So Many Dynamos, Berlin Whale
Riddles, starting at 8 p.m.: Dave Stone Trio, Tom Hall, Jesse Irwin, The Linemen
Brandt's, starting at 8 p.m.: Dub Kitchen, Brian Sullivan Quartet, Lamar Harris, Marquise Knox
Delmar Lounge, starting at 8 p.m.: Dogtown Allstars, The Monads, Bad Folk, That's My Daughter, Bunnygrunt, Walkie Talkie U.S.A.
Halo Bar, starting at 8:30 p.m.: Stella Mora, Finn's Motel, Team Tomato, The Humanoids, Eric Hall
Pin-Up Bowl, starting at 7 p.m.: DJ Foster, DJ Trackstar, DJ Crucial, Scotty Mac, Rob Lemon, Flex Boogie