Music/Popular Culture

Tournament of Rock 3: Doco vs. Rose Hill Drive

First off, wow. Our previous match, The Blueflowers vs. Eilen Jewell, saw Jewell jump out to an early lead. Then The Blueflowers blew past her and established a huge advantage. Then Eilen’s fans battled back and re-took a late lead, only to see Blueflower fans mount a late surge to nip Jewell at the wire. This match saw the largest turnout in any ToR match to date (that includes all three tournaments) and final margin was a scant few votes. The irony, of course, was that Jewell was nominated for this tournament by none other than Blueflowers mastermind Tony Hamera. So, again, wow. Congrats to both artists and thanks to their fans for such a truly fantastic show of support.

The gauntlet has been thrown down. We’ll see how fans of our next two bands respond.

Doco: “Doco overlooks the creation of an image, believing that eyeliner and women’s jeans don’t compensate for boring, cliche music. Focusing on songwriting, the band constantly creates witty, thought provoking lyrics, stuck-in-your head riffs, and moving beats. The sounds are always fresh, and often hard to contain in a single musical genre.” – CD Baby LISTEN

Rose Hill Drive: “Similar to the way that Ford has retrofitted the new Mustangs to recall the classic look of the fastback coupes, Rose Hill Drive is a riff-driven throwback to the heyday of AOR radio; there’s a distinct air of familiarity, but this clearly isn’t your daddy’s muscle car.” – Westword LISTEN

Which band do you pefer in this round of the Tournament of Rock?