Since the online polls closed last night at midnight, The Indy crew has been working ‘round the clock to tabulate and organize the top four winners from each area of the tri-counties. So without further ado, may we present to you the illustrious Top 16. Winners were divided by region, making each set of four the top vote-getters for their area. Stay tuned to see who will make the cut or be selected as the wildcard bands (chosen by our edit staff) to play in Round Two’s live regional showcase.
Boombox Orchestra, 676 votes (Goleta)
Grover Anderson, 500 votes (Isla Vista)
Other Nature, 476 votes (Isla Vista)
Bicycle Escape Plan, 351 votes (Goleta)
WC: The Pom Poms
Die Don Romero, 579 votes (Santa Barbara)
Redswitch, 536 votes (Santa Barbara)
Big Jugs, 494 votes (Santa Barbara)
Rebelution, 347 votes (Santa Barbara)
Dominic Balli, 331 votes (Carpinteria)
Lonesome Dub, 198 votes (Carpinteria)
8stops7, 148 votes (Ventura)
San Luis Obispo/Atascadero/Santa Ynez
Cuesta Ridge, 139 votes (San Luis Obispo) Wil Ridge, 118 votes (Santa Ynez) Still Time, 112 votes (San Luis Obispo) BODY, 96 votes(San Luis Obispo)
*Note: Bands displayed with a strike through their name were unable to participate in our Round Two showcases, thus disqualifying them from the Road to West Beach contest. Replacement bands were chosen based on their vote counts. A “WC” denotes a band that was selected by the Independent‘s editorial staff as a regional wild card entry.