The Madness continues into April at the Village Tavern.

After four weekends’ worth of battle, this year’s March Madness Battle of the Bands — an “open competition for original artists only, completely run by musicians” — concludes next weekend with a grand finale. At the semi-finals last Friday and Saturday, judges voted for local hard-rock band TenFifty, young blues-rock quartet Cole Train, and Myrtle Beach alt-metal band The Izm as the top winners.

All three will proceed to the final round on Sat. April 11 at the Tavern (1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.). See the live review in next week’s issue and visit for more.

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