The first round of Phoenix Music Madness is over, and
Let's start with the east bracket, where newcomers Phantom Party have squeaked by the scene fixtures Fairy Bones by a mere 26 votes. Phoenix hasn't seen an upset like this since Charles Barkley sank a dagger into the San Antonio Spurs' hearts in the 1993 playoffs.
They'll move on to face another low seed in CooBee Coo, which edged out
Crazy upsets happened on the other side of the bracket as well. Bear Ghost summarily dismissed
That brings us up to date on the bracket. We will now proceed with a final round of voting, which will determine who plays the free Phinal Phour concert at Rebel Lounge on Wednesday, March 29. Voting ends on Tuesday, March 21, at noon.
Check out the bracket below, then listen to some tracks by all eight remaining bands.
Bear Ghost - "Starkiller"
Vintage Wednesday - "Uncharted"
The Stakes - "3 in the Chamber"
Andy Warpigs - "Everybody Likes You Now"
Phantom Party - "Tunnel of Love"
CooBee Coo - "Liven Up"
Jerusafunk - "Bb Minor Bulgar"
Harrison Fjord - "Approximately 906 Miles [Live on the Mogollon Rim]"