The South Bay music scene scores again. Earlier this year, Curious Quail won an opening spot for Live 105’s BFD concert at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, and now Saratoga blues-rock trio Fritz Montana are the winners for the local band opening spot at the station’s Not So Silent Night concert this weekend at Oracle Arena.
The band earned a spot on the lineup after its bluesy alt-rock song “Say It So” won the most votes among other Bay Area bands.
“Winning the opening slot at Not So Silent Night has been a very humbling experience,” says Fritz Montana lead singer and guitarist, David Marshall. “We could not have achieved this without the support of our families, friends, and fans. Winning this contest is definitely the highlight of our band thus far.”
Fritz Montana will be performing on the first night of the two-day concert on Friday, before Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend, Queens of the Stone Age, AFI, Arctic Monkeys and Capital Cities take the stage. Saturday night includes headliners Arcade Fire, Phoenix, ALT-J and Lorde among other bands.
The trio claims San Francisco and San Jose as their home towns, with two-thirds of the band actually residing in the South Bay.