According to Outlook spokesman Dan King, the contest concept came together last year. "These guys from Celestial Seasonings approached me looking for a place to play, and that got our wheels turning," he says. A band dubbed the Hip Replacements kicks off this year's edition, with other groups taking the Outlook stage on Fridays through mid-spring. Judges charged with evaluating each performance will decide who wins prizes (including $500), as well as another gig which may be the best reward of all.
The Battle begins at 7:30 p.m. at the hotel, 800 28th Street; admission is free. Get details at 303-443-3322 or www.boulderoutlook.com.
Fridays, 7:30-10 p.m., 2007