Garrettsvilles Xpectations and So Be It from Mantua are two of the eight bands competing for $200 at tonights Rocks the Rink contest. Each group gets 15 minutes of stage time, while DJ Scribble spins between sets. A combination of audience applause and scores from a three-judge panel determines the top act. In addition to cash, the winning band also nets airtime on Streetsboro High Schools upcoming radio program New Music Rock Block (heard on WSTB-FM 88.9). Its pretty much a student-run program, says Jason Dlugokecki, the rock-offs organizer. As long as the band meets the stations guidelines for content, it could be a first stepping stone to bigger things.
Sun., Jan. 14, 8:30 p.m.