June 29, 2011
College Battle of the Bands, a collegiate music talent search, awarded this year's title to Seattle rockers, Land of Pines from the University of Washington, as the top artist from over 100 colleges and universities across the United States. The nationwide search concluded at the legendary Echo in Los Angeles on Friday night, June 24, in front of an all-star cast of industry judges including: record producer Andrew Scheps, composer and music supervisor John Houlihan, Buzz Bands LA's Kevin Bronson, Managing Member of Vertiplex Group James Mercs, and senior director of membership for the Recording Academy Rob Accatino.
Battling for the national title were: Southwest Region winners The Mohicans (Texas Tech University); North Region winners Old Abram Brown (Emerson College); West Region winners Land of Pines (University of Washington); Southeast Region winners The John King Band (University of Georgia); and the National Wild Card winner Rozzi Crane (University of Southern California). The National Finale was hosted by college favorite hype-man Flula Borg.