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Tufts Battle of the Bands 2013

On Sunday April 7, the Tufts University Concert Board held the annual Battle of the Bands to determine which student band would be opening for 5&A Dime, Yeasayer and Nelly at Spring Fling.

This year’s competitors were Waldo,  CheddaSK, Bad and Blue, Indian Twin and Jay Roth and judges included Jonah Ollman, Cooper Loughlin and Stevie Wolf. The Tufts Concert Board posted photos of the battle on their Facebook page.

So who was the winner of this year’s battle of the bands?!? Jay Roth, the indie rock solo project of Justin Roth, will be the 2013 Spring Fling opener! The band’s lineup includes Justin Roth A15, Vocals; Melissa Weikart A16, Vocals; Chris Penny A15, Guitar; Peter Stone A15, Guitar; Zach Sogard A16, Keys; Tyler Corey A14, Bass; and Jonathan Gilad A15, Drums.

Congratulations to Jay Roth and good luck at your Spring Fling Performance!

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The Rare Occasions: “Miss Mary Mack”

The Rare Occasions, a band featuring students from Tufts and Berklee College of Music, has released a music video for “Miss Mary Mack,” a track off of their “Demo Recordings” EP. The band has performed at several on-campus events and continues to be at the forefront of the Tufts student music scene. Last spring, they won Tufts’ Battle of the Bands, which gave them the opportunity to open for Guster and Lupe Fiasco at Spring Fling. Check out the music video below!

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Spring Fling 2012


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Battle of the Bands

 created this video about the “Battle of the Bands 2012,” where Tufts bands competed for the chance to land a spot in this year’s Spring Fling lineup.

Seven bands - Gulls, Young Excursion, Pons, Auspicious Event, The Business of Ferrets, The Rare Occasion, and Black Light –  battled it out and four judges decided their fate:

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