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Teen bands battle for prime gig at Algonquin Founders' Days

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  • Cesar Salceda, 18, tunes his bass guitar as his band The Choice prepared to take the stage Sunday at the Illinois Battle of the Bands regional competition during the Algonquin Founders' Days Festival. The experimental indie rock band is from Chicago.

       Cesar Salceda, 18, tunes his bass guitar as his band The Choice prepared to take the stage Sunday at the Illinois Battle of the Bands regional competition during the Algonquin Founders' Days Festival. The experimental indie rock band is from Chicago.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Chris Hoffmann, 19, of Des Plaines, searches for gear onstage before the Illinois Battle of the Bands regional competition Sunday at Algonquin Founders' Days. He is the lead singer of Captain Scurvy & The Scumdawg Millionaire$.

       Chris Hoffmann, 19, of Des Plaines, searches for gear onstage before the Illinois Battle of the Bands regional competition Sunday at Algonquin Founders' Days. He is the lead singer of Captain Scurvy & The Scumdawg Millionaire$.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
 

Five teen bands from Chicago and the suburbs hoping for a chance to play at the Illinois State Fair took to the stage at Algonquin Founders' Days for the regional finals of the Illinois Teen Battle of the Bands.

The competition was among the highlights Sunday of the final day of the 54th annual Founders' Days.

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The regionals Sunday, presented by the Illinois Parks And Recreation Association Teen Committee, pitted bands that had won local competitions closer to their homes playing for an opportunity to perform downstate Aug. 16.

"This is a middle stop to the big time," said Kent Miller, president of Algonquin Founders' Days.

The five bands competing Sunday were Captain Scurvy & The Scumdawg Millionaire$, winners in Des Plaines competition; The Choice, winners in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago; Bloomingdale competition winner Jaded State, Buffalo Grove competition winner Farsighted, and Oak Park competition winner, Bright Abyss.

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