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Showcase showdown

And the winner is . . . Torn Shorts! Congratulations to the East Bay quartet on a hard-earned victory at the 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt Finals held last Saturday at the Met.
Torn Shorts triumph at the WBRU Rock Hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 12, 2013
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Wired for sound(1)

Herra Terra has a new label, new drummer, and a new EP flush with New Wave-inspired electro-grooves titled 'Hyperborean.'
Herra Terra channels New Wave on 'Hyperborean'
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 29, 2013
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The 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 2

Congratulations to Lolita Black and the Brother Kite on moving ahead to the 95.5 WBRU Rock Hunt finals following impressive performances last weekend.
Ready to rumble
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 22, 2013
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The 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1

Some local pros are in the mix for the 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt title.
Mega-March Madness
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 15, 2013
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The Low Anthem help revive the Columbus Theatre

Indie-folk hometown heroes the Low Anthem are hosting "Revival!," a two-night grand-reopening bash, celebrating the return of the historic Columbus Theatre (columbustheatre.com) on Broadway.
On Broadway
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 16, 2012


The Rice Cakes take the WBRU Rock Hunt title

A jam-packed crowd rocked out at the Met on Friday, and the highly-appreciative bands clearly fed off the energy throughout the evening.
And the winner is ...
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 30, 2012
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The 2011 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, pt. 2

Round One of the 2011 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finals is in the books, following a runaway victory in Newport and a narrow escape at the Spot Underground last weekend. Six more locally-culled artists will have at it this weekend, vying for the final two spot
Musical bracketology
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 25, 2011
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The final four

From Yiddish speed-rhymes to Latin funk, the 2010 Rock Hunt finals once again delivered a musically diverse and thoroughly-entertaining show at Lupo’s last Saturday.
The Wandas hit the ground running at the ’BRU Rock Hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 16, 2010
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’Bru Bracket-Busters

Part 1 of the 2010 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finals is in the books, with Santa Mamba and underdogs You Scream I Scream advancing to the finals, and this weekend six more bands will vie for the two remaining spots.
You Scream I Scream and Santa Mamba get to the finals
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 26, 2010
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Tuneful throwdown

"The WBRU Rock Hunt is not designed to find the best 'alternative rock' act — we're out to find the best live act looking to earn more exposure along with some pretty cool prizes."
The 2010 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 19, 2010