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Time again for teen battle of bands

CARLSBAD — City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation presents Teen Scene, a showcase of teen talent, from 4 to 9 p.m. Jan. 29 at Calavera Hills Community Center, 2997 Glasgow Drive. Save $3 by ordering discount pre-sale tickets. Pre-sale tickets, available for $5, will be on sale until 5 p.m. Jan. 26 online at Tickets are $8 at the door.
The event features a Battle of the Bands judged by local music industry experts, a film festival with five-minute movie shorts, a video game room with free play Rock Band, Guitar Hero, karaoke and Dance, Dance Revolution, as well as an art café and social room.
“All the music, films and art showcased at Teen Scene was created by local teens between the ages of 13 and 19. The event fosters teen expression in a safe environment,” said Rachael Shay, special events supervisor for the city. “Past winners of the Battle of the Bands have gone on to open for major rock acts, play legendary venues and get airplay on local commercial radio stations, so it’s a pretty big deal, and a thrill to see the bands’ hard work pay off.”
The deadline to enter short films and artwork is Jan. 27. Complete entry details are available at For more information, visit , or call the special events hotline at (760) 434-2843.