Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands is an evening dedicated to local and regional musicians, aspiring and professionals alike, giving them the opportunity to take our stage and present their performance and songwriting talents to an audience comprised of people who truly appreciate great bands, original music and live performances.  

The Battle of the Bands, is an event for musicians presenting all musical genres. Bands are typically comprised of 2-6 musicians. There are no age limitations, but all those taking MadLife’s stage should be skilled musicians. We encourage featured bands to perform original music, although that is not an absolute requirement.

MadLife typically features 5-7 bands for each Battle of the Bands event. Each band is provided 5 minutes to set up their gear and 15-20 minutes to perform their set, depending on the set time defined each night at MadLife. Bands are free to play as many songs as they like, as long as their set does not exceed the set time for the evening. The specific length of the set will be defined by MadLife the evening of the show, based upon how many Bands are performing that night.

After all participants have performed their sets, MadLife engineers will score the performances of each band based on audience applause. Audience applause levels will be measured by MadLife engineers utilizing a decibel (sound pressure level) meter. In addition, a panel of judges selected by MadLife will also rank the bands and award scores.

The audience scores and the MadLife judges’ scores will be added to determine the top 3 scoring bands for the night, and those bands will be deemed the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize winners for that bi-weekly round.  Those top 3 bands will be invited to return to MadLife for our Battle of the Bands Final Competition. Bands not winning one of the top 3 positions in a bi-weekly competition may return to compete in future bi-weekly competitions.

Ballistic Rhino

We are an instrumental rock band from the metro Atlanta area. We are just looking to play music and have a good time doing so. No message, no politics, no heart ache, just primal like sounds to make you feel whatever emotion you choose.

Flies in the Vasoline

Jetpack Syndrome

"Jetpack Syndrome is our name for a very deliberate reason. It illuminates the false relationship between achievement and true happiness. We tend to believe that a certain amount of wealth, a certain level of popularity, or how we look in the mirror will solve all of our deeply rooted issues. All of these achievements are similar in the fact that they give us a temporary illusion of fulfillment, thus leaving us unsatisfied and unhappy again, and again, and again. We as a band try avoiding this consequence by doing something a bit strange. We combined the idea of 'being truly happy' with 'flying', to illustrate the important resemblances between the two. They are known to represent similar sensations... while on the other hand, are known for being rather impossible to achieve all on our own. We believe that if one hopes to truly achieve flight, it requires something much better, and much more genuine than those "desirable" achievements mentioned earlier. That thing, is purpose.

The three rings in our logo represent what WE believe makes up a foundation for our own purpose as a band. Practicing integrity, altruism, and passion while writing and expressing our music drives this purpose, and perhaps you can benefit from focusing on these meanings in your own work as well. But remember, you must find what gives YOU purpose. That is the whole point. And once you find what sparks you, and begin truly chasing that, you will notice something awaken within you that was never there previously. We decided to name this sensation.

We call this your wings.

And once you have your wings, you will be free from the temptation of jetpacks once and for all. You will be able to fly all on your own, forever.

And we promise, you will know when they appear.

Our band name, Jetpack Syndrome, defines as, "A disorder we receive when we are constantly, blindly, and endlessly seeking out the next jetpack in an attempt to make us fly."

Jetpacks, no matter how great some may seem, will never give you flight.

Seek out your wings, and remember, we should all strive to never have Jetpack Syndrome."

Palpable Defeat

Palpable Defeat is an ongoing experiment seeking to elevate and explore new avenues of Rock and Metal, while still maintaining heart and humanity through haunting melodies and relatable, progressive lyrical prose.



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Seating for this show is GENERAL ADMISSION. For a layout of the room, refer to the seating map below. *Please note the table arrangement is subject to change*



For any wheelchair or ADA needs, please contact the Box Office in advance of the performance

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