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Local Bands: Your Mother Is Not Helping Your Cause

I, like most, believe in supporting the local music scene of any town. Bands in every town are the future of music. Remember that almost every band you hear on the radio were once a local band playing covers in a dive bar for next to no money just trying to catch a break.

Every-so-often we at Q103 get asked what it takes to get a band's music on the radio. Though there is no real simple answer for this, there are ways though not to go about it.

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Q103 Q-Ruption Battle Of The Bands Update

The Q103 Q-Ruption is the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival and it pulls into the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in less than a month on September 1st. Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, Adelita's Way and many others will be performing on 3 stages. A unsigned local band will also play the Q-Ruption stage but they will have to battle it out. More than 25 bands from the Capital Region have entered this bad ass contest, find out who they are and where they stand.

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Local Bands Submit to Play Q-Ruption 2012

The Q103 Q-Ruption 2012 is the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival, September 1st at Saratoga Performing Arts Center featuring Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, Adelita's Way,  P.O.D, many others  and YOUR band.  We're in search for the best unsigned homegrown Capital Region band to open the biggest rock show this summer and the chance to tour with the UPROAR Festival in 2013.  For more information and to submit your band click more.

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Play For The Stage Finalists Announced

The only rock festival this summer is The Q103 Q-Ruption August 19th at SPAC.  Starring Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Skillet, Sick Puppies, Egypt Central and one local band to open the show.  For the past month, we solicited for the best local bands in the Capital Region. The finalists have been selected to Play for the Stage at Savannahs.  Who made it through.  

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Via Hair of The Dog website - Credit: T. Coffinger
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Hair of The Dog Performing Tonight in Troy for Rockin’ on The River

The weekly Rockin' On The River concert series continues tonight with a performance from local heroes Hair of The Dog. If you've never seen Hair of The Dog, you really need to head over to Troy because they are one of the favorites in the Albany local band scene!

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BJ’s Five Favorite Local Bands

If there is one thing that we aren't short of in this area, it's Local Music!  Being that we are out all the time at local shows and bars and even big gigs, I have been able to catch a lot of bands so of course I have my favorites.

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Local Bands Rock Albany Area This Weekend

If your looking to dive into the Albany music scene this weekend, there are plenty of options for you to check out.

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Play For The Stage at Q-RUPTION!

The only summer rock festival in the Albany area is the Q103 Q-Ruption August 19th at SPAC, starring Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Skillet, Egypt Central and more... including YOUR BAND! Do you want to PLAY FOR THE STAGE? Is your band good enough to open for Godsmack and Q-Ruption? Submit here now!

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