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2018 Battle of the Bands Semi-Finalists Unveiled


We've narrowed down 20 submissions to the top 9 semi-finalists. Now it's up to your vote!

The top 4 finalists, decided by your votes, will perform in the finals live at Maiden Alley Cinema on March 29th at 7:00 pm, where the audience will determine the grand-prize winner. 

Listen to the songs below and vote for your favorite song in the comment section or on our Facebook page. 

Please keep it fair: only vote for one song and only vote once. Online voters will pick three of the bands, a "judges pick" will choose the fourth band. Voting is open until midnight, Sunday, March 18th. We'll announce the finalists on Sounds Good, Monday, March 19th. 

Save the date: 7 p.m., March 29th at Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah. 



Peachy Mae, "Four Legged Season"

Bantha Tracks, "'Til the Better End"

"'Til The Better End" by Bantha Tracks (Daniel Thile, guitar/vox; Mason Henry, bass guitar; Ben Stone, drums)

Patrick Harvey & The Wallbangers, "Walking Through Fire"

"Walking Through Fire" by Patrick Harvey & The Wallbangers (Patrick Harvey, Bryan Hawkins, Johnny Keyz, and Alicia Parish)

Target Demographic, "Mentat"

"Mentat" by Target Demographic (Austin Bailey, Grant Cottingham, and Isaac Falwell)

A Quilt City Hustle, "All Love"

"All Love" by A Quilt City Hustle (Cody Waggoner, guitar/vox; Seth Helton, guitar/vox/percussion; Tim Green, bass/keyboard; Scott Hall, brass/bass/percussion/vox; Pierce Crider, keyboard/vox; Trae Rudd, percussion)

Leight July, "The Chase"

"The Chase" by Leight July (Kayla Tuttle, guitar/vox/percussion)

Little By Little, "Shine"

"Shine" by Little By Little (Kayla Little, vox/guitar; Chris Abell, guitar; Brent Smith, bass; Patrick Eckelkamp, percussion)

Terrapin Pond, "The Great Disabler"

"The Great Disabler" by Terrapin Pond (Craig Morris, Justin McKendree, Jason McKendree, Brandon Gillham, Dustin Hall, and Justin Barrett)

The Old Spirits, "New Needle"

"New Needle" by The Old Spirits (Evan Dodd, Jeff Gregory, and Samuel Parker)

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.
Melanie Davis-McAfee graduated from Murray State University in 2018 with a BA in Music Business. She has been working for WKMS as a Music and Operations Assistant since 2017. Melanie hosts the late-night alternative show Alien Lanes, Fridays at 11 pm with co-host Tim Peyton. She also produces Rick Nance's Kitchen Sink and Datebook and writes Sounds Good stories for the web.
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