This Thursday, the free Battle of the Bands returns to Capitol Cider House!

Two awesome bands playing at an awesome cider house, hosted by an awesome blog (ok, I’m biased). The show is free, and you get to choose the winner! The band you select goes to the finals on December 9th for a chance to win $1,000! Come for the music, stay for the cider! Thanks to Capitol Cider House for hosting the show! Show starts at 8pm at 3930 Georgia Avenue NW!

Here’s the line-up for Battle of the Bands on Thursday, October 25th, 8-10pm!

Emma G

Finding her voice as she rediscovers her American heritage from her home base in Washington DC, New Zealand-born singer/songwriter Emma G is a combination of Adele, Pink, Tracy Chapman and Alanis Morrissette. Her edgy tones and gutsy lyrics hammer home her messages of love, vulnerability, empowerment and strength with a soul-pop/rock sound that is engaging, inspiring and appealing to a hugely diverse audience. Emma’s music is available on iTunesAmazon and Google Music, Spotify and SoundCloud

Hannah Jaye & the Hideaways

Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways is an original folk band based in Washington, DC. The band features Hannah Jaye on lead vocals and guitar, Rebecca Weiss on fiddle, Greg Mulley on upright bass, and Giacomo Fornasini on mandolin, banjo, and harmonica. Their story-driven music combines soulful vocals, meaningful lyrics, and captivating instrumentals. With roots in bluegrass, country, blues, rock, and pop, Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways inspire a variety of audiences to dance and appreciate the little things in life. Since forming 6 months ago, the band has performed over 12 shows at The New Deal Cafe, the Takoma Park Folk Festival, Smith Public Trust, and other venues across the DMV. They are excited to release their first EP of 7 songs this fall. Find out more on their website.