Sounds of rock, country and hip-hop reverberated through Civic Space Park in downtown Phoenix yesterday as Analog Outlaws, Subcontra, Room 4 and soloist Brittany Tews competed at Springfest’s Battle of the Bands.
After the crowd cast their votes, Analog Outlaws, a rock band with influences including the Foo Fighters and Tom Petty, emerged victorious.
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Eberle, a freshman studying business entrepreneurship and lead singer of Analog Outlaws, said he has a new appreciation for ASU’s support of student musicians after competing in the event.
“It’s really cool because ... being a freshman here at ASU I’ve realized that they really support our music, music in general and the arts,” Eberle said. “It’s a big moment for us because we get to open for Galantis, which is huge.”
The band plans on playing new original music at Devilpalooza and plan on releasing new content online in the run up to show.
“We’re going to play one or two new original songs,” Eberle said. “It’s exciting too because we’re going to be releasing an acoustic version of that one song called 'One of a Kind' on Valentine’s Day before Devilpalooza on Youtube as a teaser.”
Rose, a sophomore studying business administration and the band’s bassist, said they’re excited that Devilpalooza is expecting a crowd of mostly ASU students.
“It puts us in front of a crowd that we normally wouldn't get to play for, which is all college students," Rose said. "That’s best case.”
Madison Manzo, the president of ASU's Programming and Activities Board, PAB, and a senior studying communications, stressed how happy she was for all of the bands involved, and looks forward to Devilpalooza on Feb. 16.
"Every campus provided such great talent that made it very competitive in my eyes," Manzo said. "I'm happy for the band that won and in the end, we were able to showcase some great talent from ASU at Devilpalooza."
Editor's note: Milo Charbel currently works for The State Press as the science and technology editor.