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Tournament of Tunes - Update!

The Tournament of Tunes (explained here) is rolling right along, with the first quarter of tunes--which I'm calling the Elvis Regional--now completed. But based on the fact that only Julie has left comments thus far, I'm not sure if anyone other than her is following the festivities, so I thought I'd do this update to raise the tourney's profile a bit.

The tournament bracket is here, with play-by-play here.

There were no major upsets in the Elvis Regional--the Pogues, Built to Spill, Archers of Loaf and Ted Leo all posted decisive wins, with a rather titanic Pogues-BTS battle now looming in the second round. Tommy Stinson retained just enough of his Replacements goodwill to overcome his Guns N Roses stigma, edging out the wonderful Chris Knox to set up what will likely be an eye-gouging scrape with Ted Leo. Sebadoh also stands a fair chance of advancing to the Sweet Sixteen due to the weakness of its corner of the bracket, unless I suddenly develop a fondness for underwhelming Kiwi vocals.

Stay tuned for the first two matches of the next installment--the Jerry Lee Regional. They're both good ones, and will appear later today.

(Note: I've turned off the comments for this post. If you'd like to comment on the proceedings, please do so at the original post--I'd like to keep all the comments in one place.)

April 19, 2006 in Music, Music: ToT 06 | Permalink