I wanted to let you know that on October 2nd and 3rd, a Battle of the Bands is going down in McMinnville, Oregon. (a 45 min drive from Portland)
In fact, this is going to be more like a tournament. Five bands compete each night, and the entire even will span over several weeks which will lead up to semi-finals and finals. (For more info check the link below.)
We have almost 70 bands from Salem, Eugene, Seattle, Portland and other cities that are vying to get in right now. We've got some of the best unsigned talent in the Northwest.
The venue is the Mack theatre on 3rd street. It seats 500 and it's acoustics are ridiculously delicious. (I guess they had some good acoustic technology back in 1941!)
Anyways. If you're a member of a band and want to sign up, or if you want to attend, the website is:
Battle of the Bands Northwest - Home