Monday April 29thAnother year in the books! The 2013 ARC Battle was a total blast as expected. Congrats to all the bands that played in the finals you were all amazing. Really happy to have had you all perform. Looking back over the 9 year history of the competition this years finals was the best that it has ever been! Taking top spot with a score of 94% was LION UNDER STARS. 2nd place belonged to ALL SYSTEMS GO with an 91.83% and third spot was YOU, ME AND THE MACHINE with a score of 90.83%. Thanks for all of the support and we'll see you next year for the 2014 ARC BATTLE! Don't forget to check out KOI Con on May 11th www.koicon.ca
Friday Mar 26thWe now have a downloadable poster for the 2013 ARC Battle Finals. Download it directly from this website under the 'Dates' tab. Join our Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/452063228195986/?fref=ts
Wednesday Mar 6thARC Cloathing Co is working on a new project called KOI Con. Check it out at www.koicon.ca or like the event on Facebook www.facebook.com/KOIconference
KOI Con is all about the business of music. This is an event you won't want to miss. Check it out and make sure you secure a spot to hear our Key Note Speaker Alan Cross.
Wednesday Feb 27, 2013This years finals is looking like it will be the best yet. We will be returning the finals to Elements Nightclub April 26th with an awesome line up. Full roster is posted in the dates section so go and check it out!!!
Tuesday Feb 19, 2013What an amazing turn out for the first round of the 2013 ARC Battle. Opus was packed and the bands had the crowd going off all night. Some great suprises came out of this show with All Systems Go and Youth In Error taking the top 2 spots. Scores are now posted in the 'SCORES' section of the site. See you all Friday for round 2!!!
February 13, 2013The 2013 ARC Battle kicks off this weekend at Opus. Should be a great year again in 2013. Doors open at 7pm!
November 28, 2012We are still looking for bands to perform in the 2013 ARC Battle. If you are in a band and looking to sign up now is the time.
WHY sign up for the ARC Battle?
- Get your band infront of key promoters and large audiences!
- Create a name for your band in the scene
- Make an impression on KOI Music Festival staff
- Showcase your skills
- Perform in quality venues with great sound and technicians. Sound your absolute best!
- Make it to the finals and play at the largest indie show in the tri-cities. Each year the finals has well over 700 fans and industry people.
- Win some of the amazing prizes we are offering!!!
What's the wait? Sign up now before it's too late! There is a reason the ARC Battle has been around for 9 years. Come experience it!
November 10, 2012NEW this year is the ARC Cloathing Co. Twitter account. Keep updated with the battle by following us on Twitter at @arccloathingco
November 12, 2012More great prizes locked in with even more prizes to be announced in the coming weeks.
Nov 8, 2012This year we have changed venues and will be holding all of our preliminary rounds and semi final rounds at Opus. Opus is conveniently located on King St. in downtown Kitchener. This years finals will once again be taking place in Elements Nightclub. That's right, big room for a big competition. Dates are listed in the 'Dates' section. We have limited spots available so make sure you sign up today!
Nov 5, 2012So yeah... it's been a while since our last update. That's because we've been working on another great competition for local artists. 2013 will mark the 9th anniversary of the ARC Battle. The new site has just launched so take a look around! Dates will be listed shortly!
May 22,2012With only a couple days away from the 2012 ARC Battle Finals it's looking like it will be a busy evening. The competition has been great this year and we're expecting a great finish this Friday. Listen to 91.5 The Beat for your chance to win tickets.
April 25, 2012Friday's battle was just what we expected... a tightly fought battle! Scores have now been posted and 6 of the 7 bands performing in this years finals have now been appointed. The 'Fan Vote' will determine the 7th and final band that will perform in the 2012 ARC Battle on Friday May 25th at Elements Nightclub. Today we have launched the'Fan Vote' right here at www.arcbattle.com just visit the 'Bands' section to vote for your favourite band!
April 17, 2012You couldn't ask for a tighter competition! We had to split hairs to determine who would move on from the Group A Semi Finals. The top 3 scoring bands are Fallen Affliction, Arkham Awaits and Warlord Messiah! This Friday things look to intensify with the Group B Semi Finals. Following Friday's Semi Final show we'll have 6 of our 7 bands set to perform in the 2012 ARC Battle Finals. Next week we will launch the 'Fan Vote'. The Fan Vote allows the fans to place their favourite band that has been eliminated into the battle finals. Doors open at 7pm this Friday. Don't be late as this will be another top notch night of performers!
ALSO... tonight Night Seeker performs at The Hive. For fans of FUBAR come catch DEANER performing live with his band Nightseeker.
March 5, 2012Friday night concluded the 2012 ARC Battle preliminary rounds. We are all very excited about the semi finals we have coming up on April 13th and 20th at The Schwaben Club. Lots of great bands and a very diverse group playing this year. The preliminary rounds showcased many new artists to the local scene. Scores posted in the "SCORES" section now.
February 21, 2012The Group B dates kicked off Friday with a line-up of great bands. Scores are posted in the 'SCORES' section. See you all this Friday for the 2nd round of Group B dates.
February 17, 2012The ARC Battle continues tonight with the Group B Prelims. Special guests and a CD release tonight at the show!!! Should be another great night at the ARC Battle, see ya there!
January 23rd, 2012The 8th Annual ARC Battle got off to a very competitive start on Friday. Top spot was only determined by a couple points. Congrats to Split The Skye for taking the top spot. Check out who else will move onto the Group A Semi Finals on Friday April 13th. Full scores are posted in the scores section of this page. See you all this Friday as group A Round 2 continues the 2012 ARC Battle.
January 19, 2012The 8th annual ARC Battle kicks off tomorrow night @ The Schwaben Club. We're very excited about another year of up and coming artists. Doors open at 7pm we'll see ya there!!!
December 14, 2011Complete line up will be announced this weekend for Group A bands in the 2012 ARC Battle. There are still a couple spots available so if you are interested please be sure to register immediately.
Monday October 3rd, 2011With October comes two great things in Kitchener... Oktoberfest and registration for the ARC Battle! A new website will be launching in the coming weeks registration will open then as well. Keep checking back in the coming weeks to get your band registered for the 2012 ARC Battle.
Monday May 30th, 2011Another battle has run its course and emerging as fan favourites and 2011 ARC Battle Winners are..... The BOSSWICH!
Huge congrats to guys in The Bosswich. We are very stoked to have The Bosswich win this years battle. Look for a video produced by Hey Cadet! Productions later this fall. I wish we had 2 trophies cause The Cobrahawks who secured second place we're once again amazing in the 2011 ARC Battle. An over the top performance from Unlimited got them the third place spot. Thanks to all of the fans, bands, friends, parents, strangers, and sponsors that made the 2011 ARC Battle happen. Can't wait to see all of you again for year at the 2012 ARC Battle... number 8!!!
Tuesday May 10th, 2011Another close one this year in the Fan Vote. With voting closing this past Friday at midnight we wanted to thank everyone that supported the bands and cast their vote. The band that recieved the most votes this year was FALLEN AFFLICTION. They will be playing in the 2011 ARC Battle Finals on Friday May 27th @ Elements. Tickets are now on sale and available through the bands and online at ticketscene.ca
Wednesday April 27th, 2011For those lucky enough to take in the ARC Battle Group B Semi Finals they were treated to a huge suprise. The tightest scoring Semi Finals to date in the 7 year histoy of the ARC Battle. This competition was so tight that two bands tied with the exact same score for 3rd place. This marks the first time this has ever happened in the ARC Battle. Needless to say we were completely caught off guard with this... so we thought it would only be fair to give both these bands the opportunity to play in the ARC Battle Finals and give ticket holders a little extra bang for their buck! Winning the night was The Bosswich, taking Second was Unlimited and tied for third place was Sound Glyphics and The Intake of Glass. Full scores are posted in the scores section.
FAN VOTE: The fan vote is now up. All bands that didn't make the finals and were not disqualified are eligible to compete. The fan vote will be found on the 'Sign Up' page. You are able to vote once per day.
Monday April 18th, 2011It's hard to believe spring is here the way winter it trying to drag on. One tell tale sign spring is here is the ARC Battle Semi Finals. This past Friday the 'Group A Semi Finals' blew the roof off The Schwaben Club. The Group A semi's were the closest scoring date of the battle yet. Full scores have been posted in the scores section for you to check out.
Big props to all the bands that competed Friday. The top 3 bands that will be moving onto perform May 27th in the finals at Elements are; The Cobrahawks, This City;Divided, and Mark It Zero. Tickets will go onsale Monday April 25th. The ARC Battle Finals are shaping up to be another over the top event!
Monday March 14th, 2011The 2011 ARC Battle Prelim rounds have now come to a close! Friday nights final prelim show was a tight finish for top spot. Winning on Friday and advancing to the Group B Semi Finals was Sound Glyphics. We'll be taking some time off to build up to the Semi Final dates which are scheduled for Friday April 15th and Thursday April 21st @ The Schwaben Club.
Two bands from the Group B dates that didn't win on their respective night but had the highest scores outside of each nights winners have been determined... These bands will be playing on Thursday April 21st @ The Schwaben, The two bands moving on will be Unlimited and D'Archangel. Big congrats to both bands. In other ARC News Comeback Kid will be performing at The Wax with Title Fight and others on Thursday April 7th.
Monday March 7th, 2011Friday's Group B date was one of our favourites yet. Enormous range within the bands as we had one of our highest scores and closest battles for the top spot as well as our lowest competting score to date in the battle. Scores have been posted in the 'Scores' section so take a peak. This Friday is our final show in the preliminary round and will determine which bands will take the wildcard spots and move onto the semi finals. As it stands now the top two highest scoring bands from Group B dates that could potentially advance to the Semi Finals in the Wildcard positions are d'Archangel and Unlimited. Friday's show should be a great one so be sure to come check it out!
Tuesday February 22nd, 2011Sorry scores weren't up on Monday... the team at the ARC Battle was enjoying everyones favourite holiday... Family Day! Hope you all had a great long weekend. Friday's winning band were clear victors as they came out on top with 12 points more than the 2nd place band. Winning the first round of the Group B dates was The Intake of Glass. Scores are now posted in the Scores section so check em out.
Monday February 7th, 2011Friday night wrapped up the Group A dates of the 2011 ARC Battle with an over the top performance from winning band The Cobrahawks. The Cobrahawks are currently the highest scoring band in the competition! Some very high scoring bands from Friday so check out the full breakdown of scores in the 'Scores'section. We have determined the bands performing in the Group A Semi Finals. They can can be found in the 'Dates' section. The ARC Battle will be taking Friday night off this week and kicking the Group B dates off on Feb 18th. See you all then!
Monday January 31th, 2011It was a high scoring battle on Friday with the top spot going to This City; Divided. The Group A Semi Finals is shaping up to be an awesome event. Group A dates conclude this Friday Feb 4th at The Schwaben Club. Full scoring breakdown listed in the 'Scores' section.
Monday January 24th, 2011Another amazing night of bands this past Friday. The tightest date of the 2011 Battle yet. Top spot went to Blind The Carrier. Full scoring breakdown is posted in the scores section. Semi Final dates have changed slightly. Group A Semi Finals will now take place on Friday April 15th and Group B Semi Finals will take place on Thursday April 21st. With Apr 22nd being good Friday wethought you ould want to have an AMAZING THURSDAY with ARC Battle Semi Final action! We were forced to move the Semi Finals back one week due to a tour package we have coming through on Thursday April 7th... full details at www.arcbattle.com - Comeback Kid with Title Fight and Counterparts.
Monday January 17, 2011The battle kicked off on Friday with some great performances. Top stop was awarded to Calling Ocala. Calling Ocaa will move on to play in the Semi Finals. Scores have been posted in the scores section. Check back each Monday to see the scores from the following Friday's competition. Stoked for another great year of the ARC Battle.
Tuesday December 21st, 2010Welcome to the new official ARC Battle website! Bands name along with links and poster for each show will be uploaded shortly. We have had a few cancelations and some spots are now available. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Cheers and happy holidays!
Friday November 26th, 2010The 2011 ARC BATTLE is nearly filled. If your interested in playing in this years battle please e-mail email@example.com ASAP
Monday November 1st, 2010Registration is now open. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get a registration form.
Monday September 27, 2010ARC just wrapped up KOI Music Festival just over a week ago and we are moving our focus to the ARC Battle. A new logo, new website and new format is planned for the 7th year of the ARC battle. All shows will occur on Friday's again this year. The Battle will kick off on Friday January 14th. Dates booked are Friday January 14th, 21st, 28th, and February 4th. We will be taking a week off then continuing with Group B bands on Feb 18th, 25th, March 4th and 11th. Wild Card will take place on March 25th. Semi finals will take place on Friday April 8th and Friday April 15th. Things will wrap up once again this year at Elements Nightclub. We are planning to have the finals on Friday May 13th.
Registration will start up in October. Check back regulariy throughout the next couple weeks.
Monday May 31, 2010There's new royalty in town!!!
Friday night concluded the 2010 ARC Battle. Congrats to each and every band that competed in the finals. Once again we had an enormous crowd making this show the largest indie show of the year in KW for a 3rd straight year in a row.
Winning The ARC Cup was Kitchener/Waterloo band DIE ATLANTIC. Claiming the Silver medal was Kitchener’s BRAVURA with Cambridge’s YELL THE BURDEN winning bronze.
The battle finals was filmed and will be released online and in DVD format in the coming months. Prior to announcing the winning band of the 2010 ARC battle, ARC Cloathing announced that it is organizing the largest music festival Kitchener has ever seen... on Saturday September 18th ARC Cloathing Co will be promoting KOI Music Festival. KOI will feature over 140 artists performing at 10 indoor venues and on one outdoor stage. Much more info to come. ..the official KOI Music Festival website will launch soon at www.koimusicfestival.com
ARC BATTLE 2013 - 9 lives and counting...