National Finalists Set – Is Austin Ready?

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With just over a week to go, it’s time to get a look at who will be shredding for the 2016 US Air Guitar Title. Defending champion Airistotle seeks a three-peat, while returning veterans, rookies and cheap beer stand in his way.

 

Check out the competitor names below and see who has what it takes on Saturday, August 6th at the Empire Control Room in Austin, TX. Click here to get tickets now!

 

2016 US Air Guitar National Finalists

Returning Champion:

Matt “Airistotle” Burns

 

The Austin Hometown Hero

Matt “His Airness” Dailey

 

Finalists From Portland

Rob “The Marquis” Messel

Sahara “Sahexy” Scott

Matt “Cold Steel Renegade” Feldstein

 

Finalists From San Diego

Nate “Jolly Green Shredding Machine” Briles

Will “Lumb-AIR-Jack” Herndon

Brandon “Tyranicus, Lord of the End Times” Baker

 

Finalists From Chicago

Colin “Old Glory” Bach

J.D. “Andres SegoviAIR” Franklund

Eric “Eric von Airicson” McMillan-Yates

 

Finalists From Kansas City

Conor “Rockward Silence” Taft

Travis “Eddie Hans Flailin'” Arey

Cameron “Pork Sword” Hawk

 

Houston: Come And Fake It

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Air Guitar, really is, taking something from nothing, and making that an amazing memory
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Houston Texas. 4th largest city in the country, 4-point-something million people with diverse backgrounds and who speak many different languages and about 30 of them got to see what was debatably the best air guitar show of the year thus far. The venue was Avant Garden, a familiar spot for some of the characters we would see through the evening. Although the venue is small, the intimacy of the crowd makes for an enjoyable atmosphere.

 

We saw some fresh meat in Houston, aside from our regulars: 42 (Victor Prieto), Crooked Pusey-cat (Addie Anderson) and Aka Big Mirtha (Laura Longoria). And we saw some pretty good new comers.

 


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Photo credit: Guitardo Rivera

 

Shred Still Rules DC


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Shred (Lance Kasten) took DC in a desicive civtory tonight. He’ll be bunkin

g with the Mid-Atlantic’s second and third best air guitarists, Rear Admiral Kickass (Nathan Bard) and T. Slaypool (Thomas Dempsey) at the National Finals in Austin.

 

DC Rd. 2 Scores-RFW

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Duh!!


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Ya don’t say, #usairguitar is a top stop in DC tonight? Duh!

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More Press from KC Show

You know stuff just got real when newspapers send music critics to air guitar shows. Our man Will Schmitt from the Kansas City Star wrote a brilliant pice about last weekend’s show.

 

Conor Taft (Rockward Silence) shuffled onto stage looking for all the world like a quiet kid who turns in his math homework on time and talks to crushes without making eye contact… [READ MORE HERE!]

 

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