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Columbia’s Battle of the Bands

On Saturday at 9 pm in the Lerner Party Space, eight student bands will compete for your votes to play at Bacchanal. Each of the following groups will perform a 20 minute set: The Foggy Details, Lubeen, Bold Forbes, Star and the Sea, Vonzie Vidda & Flaxo, Phonoscenes, Ace of Cake, and Morningsiders.

Back in December, we posted about Morningsider’s song “Empress,” which a lot of the Columbia community seemed to enjoy. They’re scheduled to play the final set at the Battle of the Bands, at 12:30 am. Here’s the latest from the bluegrass-folk group, just in time to get you pumped for the epic battle.

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24 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Why didn’t you guys link to the websites of the other bands? And then went and plastered the Morningsiders’ video all over the post? C’mon, be nice to your classmates.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Last but not least, https://www.facebook.com/Phonoscenes

    2. Vladimir Bernstein says:

      @Vladimir Bernstein @Anonymous:

      On behalf of Morningsiders, we would like to clarify that we asked Bwog to share our video, but we did not mean for it to be featured on a post about Battle of the Bands. We have nothing but respect for our fellow Columbia musicians, and hope that people come to Battle of the Bands to hear every performer. Thank you.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous @Vladimir Bernstein: So caring about your fellow Columbian musicians is playing the favoritism card and making sure you get the last slot with ridiculous excuses?

  • bwog staff says:

    @bwog staff “finally, a post people will care about”

  • This song is sex says:

    @This song is sex Back to back homeruns for the Morningsiders. This is absolutely wonderful

  • nonpartisan bwog says:

    @nonpartisan bwog is nonpartisan.

    …but real talk Morningsiders are fucking amazing.

  • omgomgomgomgomgomg says:

    @omgomgomgomgomgomg I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. THIS HAS MADE MY WEEK. YOU GUYS ARE GREAT. GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING.

  • anonymous says:

    @anonymous can’t wait to see Morningsiders play live again they always kill it

  • for real says:

    @for real I support all musical acts on campus but dude this is kind of boring

  • Your dad's mom says:

    @Your dad's mom If you guys are going to do a Battle of the Bands post, at least link to the SoundClouds or something for all of the performers… It’s not that hard I promise

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous columbia version of mumford & sons

  • Real Talk says:

    @Real Talk Morningsiders: unoriginal (Mumford and Sons, Lumineers beat them to it in a big way) and sadly, pretty horrid harmonizing (it’s not “folk singing” to not resolve, as Mumford and Sons proves with their careful blending). The bassist and trumpeter are great and it’s a shame that their talent is being undersold by the underwhelming singing. The majority of the group also lacks significant emotion throughout the video. I get that they’re concentrating on the music, but the whole point of a music video is to give viewers something beyond simply watching a concert. I hope Columbians look past the group’s apparent “popularity” and video diffusion and listen critically to them and all of the groups.

    1. but says:

      @but yeah, i think they need to work on the harmonizing and togetherness, but honestly – they have raw talent and potential, and they are a very young group. they are only going to get better with time, and they deserve praise and respect for their work.

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Yes, they have about 30k combined views on fb because they suck. Exactly.

      1. CC13JJ11 says:

        @CC13JJ11 keep in mind that popularity ≠ quality

        that said, i think these guys are great and def want to see more

    3. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous What a stupid way to think about music. One band opens up a genre and becomes famous for doing so, so any other band that further pursues that genre is unoriginal? That’s like buying a Tupac record and saying all rap that came afterwards is “unoriginal,” (not to mention that you also ignore anything that comes before, as evidenced by your Mumford and Sons reference). Musical styles don’t just come out of nowhere.

  • and says:

    @and when is bacchannal?

  • P says:

    @P You’re right, they sound JUST like Mumford and Sons…but still, isn’t that a compliment? They sound great.

  • max says:

    @max FERGIE FERG!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Ok so I have a question. How the hell were the people making those poster unable to find a picture of a real freaking guitar? For serious

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous If Morningsiders win, Bacchanal is going to have a slooow boring start.

  • Lubeen says:

    @Lubeen Nice! You guys are 2/2 so far (in terms of songs I’ve heard). good luck tomorrorw

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