5/15/2011 - Last night was an amazing time at The Catalyst! A very special thank you to all the friends and fans that came out to support local music in Santa Cruz. YMM would also like to thank the bands and the Catalyst for putting on a great show. And of course our sponsors WE ARE CALIFORNIA GROWN, ALOHA ISLAND GRILLE, FRENCHY’S, INDIGITAL STUDIOS, SANTA CRUZ REHEARSAL STUDIOS, COWBOYS BAR AND GRILL, & HENDERSON AUTO. Please support these businesses as they support local music.
The ballots have been counted and double checked and the winners are:
GOLD MEDAL: 3UPFRONT
SILVER MEDAL: MUPH & THE MANIACS
BRONZE MEDAL: ALMOST CHAOS
The Your Music Magazine Band Olympicks began 11 years ago as a Battle of the Bands event called “Rock Wars.” In May of 2002, Lyon Entertainment released a digest-sized free handbook with brief bios from the bands participating. This “Rock Wars” program was the prototype for what is now Your Music Magazine. In 2008 the event was changed to the Your Music Olympicks (YMO), incorporating events such as guitar solo competitions, judged vocal events, drum and bass events and the popular Live Performance Event. The key to the Your Music Olympicks is the ability for fans to interact with the voting process making for bigger and better shows. The YMO is a year-long unsigned band competition spanning 4 cities throughout Northern California. The event is held at several different clubs in each city allowing for a variety of musical styles. This year we begin in Santa Cruz on March 4th @ The Blue Lagoon. Come out and support local music and the sponsors that make it happen!
2010 Your Music Olympicks Yearbook
All the Your Music Magazine Band Olympicks content from 2010 compiled into one magazine! Over 50 interviews with Northern California local bands! Company Car, The Paper Sons, Culo A Boca, Pride Subject, One Punch Machine Gun, Dimidium, 3upFront, Cuban Cigar Crisis, Almost Chaos, A Band of Orcs, Simple Creation, In The Silence, Not Your Style, Deadset, Twitch Angry, Prevail, Jack Ketch, Split Self, Fate Under Fire, Grey Atlas, Citabria, Powder Train, Mukagee, Zed, Bomb and Scary, The Five Fingers of Death, Downefall, Cherry Nova, Almost Honest, and many more.