Local bands went head-to-head in a rock battle at Club Se7en
Time Out Dubai staff
Last Friday heralded the first leg of Metal Asylum’s three-part RAM (aka ‘rock and metal’) battle, with some choice sounds from Dubai-based bands Riff Raff and 202. Competition was tough and the atmosphere lively thanks to Club Se7en’s superb sound system, with the venue erupting into moshing and cheering from fans. The judges were looking for audience response and technical ability to decide who to put through to the final, but it was such a close call that they had to leave for 10 minutes, like a courtroom jury, to decide the result. 202 lost by a whisker after slipping up on their timing during one track, meaning Riff Raff took home the Dhs1,000 Musician Warehouse prize voucher and a place in the final. Get involved in the next RAM instalment on January 14.