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Rock Off! 

Garrettsville hosts a battle of the bands.

Garrettsville’s Xpectations and So Be It from Mantua are two of the eight bands competing for $200 at tonight’s 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 School’s upcoming radio program New Music Rock Block (heard on WSTB-FM 88.9). “It’s pretty much a student-run program,” says Jason Dlugokecki, the rock-off’s organizer. “As long as the band meets the station’s guidelines for content, it could be a first stepping stone to bigger things.”
Sun., Jan. 14, 8:30 p.m.

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