Here’s a preview of tonight’s Indie Ear Madness Regional Semifinals. Since the action will be taking place deep into the wee hours of night, make sure you check back early tomorrow morning to see what musical acts made it into the Great-8 (that’s right, we say Great-8 around here, none of that non-rhyming Elite-8 stuff).
1 Radiohead vs. 5 The Kills
There’s five members of Radiohead, and only two members of The Kills. If I was a betting man, I’d say Radiohead has the slight advantage in this one.
3 The Hives vs. 2 The Raconteurs
Wow, what a match-up here! Both groups are seasoned vets in the realm of rock, however one is more tongue-in-cheek, one is a bit more serious. Too close to call.
1 Vampire Weekend vs. 4 Nada Surf
Vampire Weekend has their work cut out for them if they want to reach the Great-8.
11 Tim Fite vs. 2 Gnarls Barkley
Can Tim Fite continue his Cinderella run?
9 Saul Williams vs. 4 Justice
Saul Williams just came off a big win against R.E.M. Does he have enough left in the tank to topple Justice too?
3 Spoon vs. 7 The Black Keys
An indie-rock lovers dream match-up.
1 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks vs. 4 Hot Chip
Hot Chip is, well, hot, but are they hot enough to take out the #1-seed in the West Region?
6 Against Me! vs. 2 Band of Horses
Band of Horses have been printing up shirts with their adopted slogan for this tournament: Everything all the time! Is this cockiness? Or confidence?
If you missed any of the First and Second Round action of Indie Ear Madness, you can watch it on Lunchbox.