Living Room ... LIVE! Battle of the Bands




Living Room ... LIVE! -- Battle of the Bands


Tired of listening to the same old, same old? Ready for some cutting edge, breath-of-fresh-air music that will stay with you all day?


Welcome to the latest edition of Living Room ... LIVE!


It's hard to get started in the music business. But The Early Show is out to change all that. Talented groups from all over the country have been submitting tapes to us in the hope that they'll be chosen to have their taped performance broadcast on our show and added to our Web site.

Every week, Adam and the Egos introduce viewers to the three latest bands in the competition (We post the videos of Adam and the guys on this page, in the column on the right). Then, we ask you to pick, via an online vote on CBSNews.com, from among the three bands for that week.

Over the course of 12 weeks, viewers will narrow the list to the final three, then vote on them to name America's favorite new band. The ultimate band will be invited to perform on The Early Show the week of Sept. 24 -- the kind of television and Internet exposure bands dream about (Just ask Crooked X about that)!



WEEK THIRTEEN: The Ultimate Finalists' Round -- Monday, Sept. 17, 2007

These are the three bands competing for top honors in "Living Room ... Live: Battle of the Bands."
  • Big G and the Total Control Band, a Southern soul band from Richmond, Va. To sample their video,.

  • After Never, an indie rock band from Chicago. To take in their video,.

  • Midnight Clear, a rock band from Atlanta, Ga. To see their video,.


    What did Adam and the Egos think about the three finalists? to see their latest webisode.


    And the band that is the Ultimate Finalist, with 46 percent of the vote, is MIDNIGHT CLEAR. Be sure to look for their live performance on The Early Show on Monday, September 24.





    WEEK TWELVE -- Monday, Sept. 10, 2007
    Third Finalists Round

  • Ball in the House -- an R&B soul vocal band from Boston, Mass. To watch their video, click here.

  • Allison Scola Project -- an alternative pop band from New York, N.Y. To sample their video,.

  • Midnight Clear, a rock band from Atlanta, Ga. To see their video,.
    What did Adam and the Egos think about the bands in the third finalists round?.

    The viewers' favorite band in this round, and the final one to make it to the Ultimate Finalists' Round, was Midnight Clear, with almost 57 percent of the online vote.

    WEEK ELEVEN -- Monday, Sept. 3, 2007

  • Ball in the House -- an R&B soul vocal band from Boston, Mass. To watch their video, click here.

  • Jud Johnson Band -- a jam band from Houston, Texas. To sample their video, click here.

  • The Mercury Seed -- a rock band from New York City. To view their video, click here.
    What did Adam and the Egos think about the Week Eleven bands? Click here to find out.

    The viewers' choice, with 52 percent of the online vote, was Ball in the House. They'll be back next week for the third Finalists' Round.

    WEEK TEN -- Monday, Aug. 27

  • Daylight and Dark -- an indie folk band from Hot Springs, Ark. To watch their video,.

  • The Bottle Cap Bandits -- SKA band from Myrtle Beach, S.C. To view their video,.

  • Allison Scola Project -- an alternative pop band from New York, N.Y. To sample their video,.
    What did Adam and the Egos think about the Week Ten bands?to find out.

    The viewers' choice, with 40 percent of the online vote, was the Allison Scola Project. They'll be back in two weeks for the third Finalists' Round.

    WEEK NINE -- Monday, Aug. 20

  • Midnight Clear, a rock band from Atlanta, Ga. To watch their video,.

  • Unique Creation, a Southern soul/R&B band from Indian Head, Md.
    To sample their video,.

  • Bipolar, a power rock band from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
    To view their video,.
    To see what Adam and the Egos thought about Week Nine,.

    The viewers' choice, with more than 49 percent of the online vote, was Midnight Clear. They'll be back in three weeks for the third Finalists' Round.

    WEEK EIGHT -- Monday, Aug. 13
    Second Finalists' Round:


  • John Kelly Band, an alternative country band from St. Petersburg, Fla.
    To sample their video,.

  • One Last Hurrah, an acoustic rock band from Tallahassee, Fla. To sample their video,.

  • After Never, an indie rock band from Chicago. To take in their video,.
    To see what Adam and the Egos say about the bands in the second finalists round,.

    The viewers' favorite band, and the second band to make it to the Ultimate Finalists' Round, was After Never, with almost 45 percent of the vote.

    WEEK SEVEN -- Monday, Aug. 6

  • Broken Minds, a rock band from Fort Wayne, Ind. To watch their video,.

  • Soul do Mato, an acoustic rock band from Miami, Fla. To sample their video,.

  • After Never, an indie rock band from Chicago. To take in their video,.
    To see what Adam and the Egos say about Week Seven,.

    The viewers' choice, with almost 52 percent of the vote, was After Never. They'll be back next week for the second Finalists' Round.

    WEEK SIX -- Monday, July 30

  • Entertaining Angels, a Christian rock band from Perkins, Okla. To see their video,.

  • One Last Hurrah, an acoustic rock band from Tallahassee, Fla. To sample their video,.

  • Zerocreep, a hard rock band from Tampa, Fla. To watch their video,.
    To view what Adam and the Egos say about Week Six,.

    The viewers' choice, with almost 39 percent of the vote, was One Last Hurrah. They'll be back in two weeks for the second Finalists' Round.

    WEEK FIVE -- Monday, July 23, 2007

  • Zombie Bazooka Patrol, a zombie rock band from Nashville, Tenn. To see their video,.

  • The Councilmen, a garage rock band from Bakersfield, Calif. Watch their video by.

  • John Kelly Band, an alternative country band from St. Petersburg, Fla.
    To sample their video,.
    To view the Adam and the Egos take on Week Five,.

    The viewers' choice, with almost 47 percent of the vote, was the John Kelly Band. They'll be back in three weeks for the second Finalists' Round.

    WEEK FOUR -- Monday, July 16, 2007
    First Finalists Round

    This pitted the viewers' favorites from the past three weeks, as determined by online voting, against each other, in another round of online voting.

  • Big G and the Total Control Band, a Southern soul band from Richmond, Va. To sample their video,.

  • The Rumblejetts, a rockabilly group from Kansas City, Mo. To view their video,.

  • Steel Toed Slippers, a funk/rock band from Humboldt County, Calif. To see their video,.
    To see the Adam and the Egos take on Week Four,.

    The viewers' favorite band, and the first to make it to the Ultimate Finalists' Round, was Big G and the Total Control Band, with 45 percent of the vote.

    WEEK THREE -- Monday, July 9, 2007

  • Chronic Soul, a neo-soul and R&B band from Shreveport, La. To see their video,.

  • Midnight Sun, a gospel blues band from West Milton, Ohio. To view their video,.

  • Big G and the Total Control Band, a Southern soul band from Richmond, Va. To sample their video,.
    To see the Adam and the Egos take on Week Three,.

    The viewers' favorite proved to be Big G and the Total Control Band. In the closest vote in Living Room ... LIVE! history, Big G attracted 36 percent. They'll be back next weeks to take part in the first Finalists' Round.

    WEEK TWO -- Monday, July 2, 2007

  • Stuck on Stupid, a rock band from Albany, N.Y. You may remember them from the Kids' Edition of Living Room ... LIVE! To see their video,.

  • The Rumblejetts, a rockabilly group from Kansas City, Mo. To view their video,.

  • Glint, a jambient rock group from Nyack, N.Y. To take in their video,.
    To see the Adam and the Egos take on Week Two,.

    The viewers' choice, with 48 percent of the vote, was The Rumblejetts. They'll be back in two weeks to take part in the first Finalists' Round.

    WEEK ONE -- Monday, June 25, 2007

  • Steel Toed Slippers, a funk/rock band from Humboldt County, Calif. To see their video,.

  • Pilla, a rock band from Big Lake, Minn. To watch their video,.

  • Fall in Line, an alternative rock band from North Brunswick, N.J. To sample their video,.
    To see the Adam and the Egos take on Week One,.

    The biggest vote-getter, with 57 percent, was Steel-Toed Slippers. They'll return in three weeks to take part in the first Finalists' Round.




    Think your band is good enough to make the grade? It's not too late to send in an audition tape (the deadline for submissions is August 29, 2007).

    For bands: It's imperative that youread this andthis and accept the terms beforeyou submit your tape with this application. If these steps are not taken, your tape will not be considered.

    For viewers: Visit "The Early Show" homepage for the ballot every week to vote for your favorite band.

    Remember: when the bands start to battle -- you're the winner!


    • Michelle Singer

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