June 16, 2011
College Battle of the Bands, a collegiate music talent search, will award this year's title to the top artist from more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. This nationwide search culminates at the Echo in Los Angeles on Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m., in collaboration with its popular Club Underground night.
The College Battle of the Bands competition is open to any student band or music artist of any genre currently enrolled in an undergraduate program. Presented by Chegg, with partners GRAMMY U®, AT&T, SESAC, and the Elfenworks Foundation, College Battle of the Bands has awarded more than $250,000 in prizing in its first three years. The series began during the 2008-2009 school year and has featured notable participants including: The Local Natives, Mike Posner, Apple Trees & Tangerines (now known as Power), and many more.
GET TO KNOW THE FINALISTS:
Southwest Region Winner – The Mohicans (Texas Tech University):
The Mohicans is a Texas hip-hop group comprised of friends Devan-Bernard Calvin and David Morgan. Calvin is a producer in addition to rapping and singing for the group, while Morgan writes raps and creates the concepts for their songs. The two met a year ago when performing at a freestyle contest and have been working actively to change the face of Texas music. “What makes The Mohicans better than their competition is their all-around balance and originality.” (LISNN Publishing)