By Harshal Bhosale

Tune the strings, check the amps, pump up the beats! It’s time for the most awaited musical extravaganza of the year here at UM-Dearborn, and we at the MJ have a preview of what’s in store.

Broken Hearts Smash: Battle of the Bands is now in its third year running, and as always, WUMD College Radio is going all out to ensure another blockbuster performance this time around.

The event, to be held on February 15 at Kochoff Hall, aims at promoting local bands by allowing them to compete in a one-on-one face-off fashion, eliminating bands through a combination of audience voting and judge evaluations until one winner emerges. Apart from that, the side events include some heart-smashing action – literally a candy-smashing booth replete with a hammer and lots of candies; and a kissing booth.

This year there are 8 bands in the fray (in no particular order):

  1.       For Granted the Sky
  2.       Strange Flavors
  3.       Ready, Set, Rendezvous
  4.       My Girlfriend Beru
  5.       Novara
  6.       Audfeed
  7.       Chirp
  8.       Stormy Chromer

Free food and drinks will be provided at the event. There are also some cool T-shirts on sale, for $13.75 each! For more information about the event, hit the Facebook and Victorslink pages of WUMD College Radio!