2011 Battle of the Bands
The Opposables end second appearance in Battle of the Bands on winning note
Band members of The Opposables, from left, Zach Briefer, Collin D'Aloisio, Derek Salois and Josh Every celebrate as they hear they have won the Battle of the Bands at the Rialto Theatre. The Opposables beat out six other finalists Friday to take the grand prize, which includes an eight-hour recording session among other music-related items. (David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star)
The Opposables, a four-piece rock band from Catalina Foothills and University high schools, won the eighth annual Arizona Daily Star Battle of the Bands on Friday night at the Rialto Theatre.
The group, the only band in the finals to have been in the contest before, was the pick of both the contest's judges and a crowd text poll.
There was a tie for second place between Manic After Hours, a ska-influenced rock band from Catalina High School, and Dark Aeturnis, a black-metal/melodic-death-metal band with members from Flowing Wells, Santa Rita and Sky Islands high schools.
There were also two solo acts - Alisha Peru of Cienega High School, and Tyler Scruggs of Tucson High School - and a four-piece hard-rock/metal band from Douglas, Wrest, in this year's finals. Listen to them and all the other bands who entered below. Also, follow the link at the bottom of this page for full coverage of the 2011 Battle of the Bands.