Ok, CHIRP fans. This is (almost) it. Our Battle of the Bands 2015 is down to its last four competitors. Here they are:
From the Wilco Region: White Mystery, Chicago's favorite redheads who pulled the upset on Jeff Tweedy and his bros.
From the Pumpkins Region: Twin Peaks, the heroic slacker lads who sent Billy Corgan back to his artisanal coffin.
From the Mavis Region: Flesh Panthers, the leather-clad punks who notched another Cinderella win against the Orwells.
From the Kanye Region: Modern Vices, the reincarnated greasers who stomped the shit out of Andrew Bird's fiddle.
Four will enter, but only two will emerge. Can White Mystery cement their status as the hardest working band in Chicago? Will Twin Peaks benefit from the Lollapalooza bump? Which of our two remaining #8 seeds will live this crazy fairytale to its logical conclusion?
Only you can determine which of these bands makes it next week's final round. Voting for Round Four closes at noon on Thursday, April 9. As always, scope 'em, vote for 'em, and argue about 'em.
The Last Four
Wilco Region Champion: White Mystery
Fourth Round Song: "Unteddy"
What They'll Do With Their Trophy: Fashion a boastful hood ornament for the tour van.
Pumpkins Region Champion: Twin Peaks
Fourth Round Song: "Sloop Jay D"
What They'll Do With Their Trophy: Figure out a way to smoke out of it.
Mavis Region Champion: Flesh Panthers
Fourth Round Song: "The Fly"
What They'll Do With Their Trophy: Use as improvised bludgeon during bar fight.
Kanye Region Champion: Modern Vices
Fourth Round Song: "Smoke Rings"
What They'll Do With Their Trophy: Spend a rainy afternoon giving it a tiny pompadour.