Fortunately for Columbus music fans of the alt-rock persuasion, CD102.5 puts on some great concerts every summer. And fortunately for Columbus musicians of that same ilk, "The Alternative Station" usually features a local band at its big events. In recent years, they've been making a contest out of it, allowing bands to fight it out on stage for the chance to perform. Regardless of how you feel about battles of the bands, this procedure has allowed quite a few groups to expand their fan base.
It's going down again for the right to perform at CD102.5 Summerfest on Aug. 11. According to instructions at CD102.5's website, bands must "email a radio friendly song, band photo, band website, and direct contact information to email@example.com NO LATER than 5pm on Friday, July 6,2012." After that, the station staff will select 10 finalists for subjection to public voting until July 20. The top three bands will battle at Skully's on Friday, July 27, and the winner will perform alongside Metric, Ben Kweller, Tanlines, Atlas Genius, Maps & Atlases, The Lumineers and Civil Twilight at the LC.
But first, you have to submit your music by 5 p.m. Friday, so get on it.