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Green Lake band ‘Hotels’ is a semifinalist in Billboard’s Battle of the Bands contest

What do you think? Comments Off March 30, 2011 at 1:04PM

New Wave / post-punk / surf band Hotels is one of three northwest semifinalists in’s Battle of the Bands contest, a nation-wide search for an unsigned band which will perform live at the Billboard Music Awards.

Two of the four members of Hotels live in the Green Lake neighborhood. Frontman Blake Madden is located in east Green Lake, and the band’s drummer lives just north of the lake.

“One of our northwest competitors, Grynch, calls himself the King of Ballard,” Blake tells us. “Well, we are royal residents of the Lake.” is now accepting online Battle of the Bands votes. Cast your vote here.

Watch Hotels live in the KEXP studio:

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