NYC-area rock band Lights Resolve has just catapulted to the top of the New York rock scene after winning Rock Battle NYC, where they were chosen as the opening act for the November 2nd stop of the Rock Band Live Tour, featuring Panic At The Disco and Dashboard Confessional together on stage, with very special guests Plain White T’s and The Cab. The contest, sponsored by MTV2 and Time Warner Cable, saw 120 NYC bands enter the competition, with 871,000 votes being cast by fans of the groups in just over one week at nyc.mtv2.com.
On Monday night, five bands – Kelsey and the Chaos, Testing for Echo, Lights Resolve, Status Green and The Canon Logic - took their places in the Webster Hall spotlight as they battled it out in front of the industry’s best, including celebrity judges Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional, Brendon Urie and Ryan Ross of Panic At The Disco and MTV News Rock Editor James Montgomery.
“MTV’s partnership with Time Warner Cable in New York City enables our affiliate to offer additional value to its customers, the community, and also reinforces the channel's commitment to emerging artists and music discovery,” said Michael Joseloff, Vice President, Content Distribution & Marketing at MTV Networks. “Rock Battle NYC provided Time Warner Cable customers with premier event access, unique online and video on demand offerings, and gave a local band a shot to join the Rock Band Live Tour on its NYC-area stop later this year.”
MTV2 cameras filmed the entire Rock Battle NYC show, and Time Warner Cable viewers will have unique access to special video on demand content, including full musical performances, judge feedback, and interviews from Monday’s event.
“Supporting local arts is part of the fabric of Time Warner Cable. Partnering with MTV2 and offering this level of exposure to emerging artists was an extraordinary opportunity for Time Warner Cable. This was an exciting platform for local bands, and we congratulate Lights Resolve on their victory,” stated Harriet Novet, Regional Vice President, Time Warner Cable’s New York City Region. “Customers can watch this exclusive event through the convenience of local On Demand programming Channel 1111.”
About Lights Resolve
Lights Resolve (www.lightsresolve.com) is an alternative-rock, dub-influenced trio featuring Matthew Reich (vocals, guitar), Neal Saini (drums), and Sherman (bass, piano, vocals), who formed the group after being members of another band together.
The band's debut release, Prelude (2007), was supported by two national tours and several east coast stints. The band's second EP release, entitled Currency (2008), was released at the start of April in conjunction with the Rockstar Energy Drink/Samsung Mobile Get A Life Tour w/ The Used, Street Drum Corps, Straylight Run and Army of Me. The band has spent the last year tirelessly traveling from coast to coast, honing their live craft and engaging the people of the States with all the enthusiasm in the world with no sign of slowing down.
About Rock Band Live
Rock Band Live (www.rockbandlivetour.com) will travel across the country with headline acts Panic At The Disco and Dashboard Confessional, together on stage, with very special guests Plain White T's, The Cab, and possibly YOU! The concert tour will let Rock Band bands rock their way onto the main stage with a truly interactive experience that allows fans to compete in head-to-head competitions for the chance to play on the main stage in-between the tour acts' sets.
For complete details on the tour, including band information and exclusive videos, log on to www.rockbandlivetour.com.
The award-winning Rock Band 2 standalone software, wireless drums and guitars debuted on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in mid-September with an exclusive launch window in North America. In addition, look for the epic Rock Band 2 TV commercial featuring AC/DC’s rock anthem “Let There Be Rock” that premiered during the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards at www.rockband2.com.
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Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located mainly in five geographic areas — New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. As of June 30, 2008, Time Warner Cable served approximately 14.7 million customers who subscribed to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services, representing approximately 33.6 million revenue generating units.