March Music Madness: A Musical Road Trip

March Music Madness: A Musical Road Trip

It's time for March Music Madness, brought to you by The Current and sponsored by GoBros! This year's theme is a Musical Road Trip. We're taking a virtual trip to music scenes around the United States. Which location has the best music scene?

Starting on Tuesday, March 23 and continuing on through Friday, March 26 — from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT each day — we'll be pitting these music scenes against each other in head-to-head brackets on our airwaves. The winners will be determined by you, via live online voting that determines which soundtrack will advance to the next round.

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  1. 1.
    Jimi Hendrix v Aretha Franklin: The Finals

    The Finals

    Jimi Hendrix v Aretha Franklin
    Voting is closed
    Aretha Franklin
    53.3%
    Jimi Hendrix
    46.7%
  2. 2.
    R.E.M. v Talking Heads: Third Place Match

    Third Place Match

    R.E.M. v Talking Heads
    Voting is closed
    Talking Heads
    54.5%
    R.E.M.
    45.5%
  3. 3.
    Aretha Franklin v Talking Heads: Match #3

    Match #3

    Aretha Franklin v Talking Heads
    Voting is closed
    Aretha Franklin
    50.5%
    Talking Heads
    49.5%
  4. 4.
    R.E.M. v Jimi Hendrix: Match #4

    Match #4

    R.E.M. v Jimi Hendrix
    Voting is closed
    Jimi Hendrix
    50.2%
    R.E.M.
    49.8%
  5. 5.
    Pixies v Talking Heads: Match #5

    Match #5

    Pixies v Talking Heads
    Voting is closed
    Talking Heads
    58.3%
    Pixies
    41.7%
  6. 6.
    Sam Cooke v Aretha Franklin: Match #6

    Match #6

    Sam Cooke v Aretha Franklin
    Voting is closed
    Aretha Franklin
    61.9%
    Sam Cooke
    38.1%
  7. 7.
    Beck v Jimi Hendrix: Match #7

    Match #7

    Beck v Jimi Hendrix
    Voting is closed
    Jimi Hendrix
    50.1%
    Beck
    49.9%
  8. 8.
    Bob Dylan v R.E.M.: Match #8

    Match #8

    Bob Dylan v R.E.M.
    Voting is closed
    R.E.M.
    52.6%
    Bob Dylan
    47.4%
  9. 9.
    Talking Heads v The Velvet Underground: Match #9

    Match #9

    Talking Heads v The Velvet Underground
    Voting is closed
    Talking Heads
    56.2%
    The Velvet Underground
    43.8%
  10. 10.
    The Cars v Pixies: Match #10

    Match #10

    The Cars v Pixies
    Voting is closed
    Pixies
    50.3%
    The Cars
    49.7%
  11. 11.
    Stevie Wonder v Aretha Franklin: Match #11

    Match #11

    Stevie Wonder v Aretha Franklin
    Voting is closed
    Aretha Franklin
    51.8%
    Stevie Wonder
    48.2%
  12. 12.
    Sam Cooke v The Smashing Pumpkins: Match #12

    Match #12

    Sam Cooke v The Smashing Pumpkins
    Voting is closed
    Sam Cooke
    50.1%
    The Smashing Pumpkins
    49.9%
  13. 13.
    Nirvana v Jimi Hendrix: Match #13

    Match #13

    Nirvana v Jimi Hendrix
    Voting is closed
    Jimi Hendrix
    51%
    Nirvana
    49%
  14. 14.
    Red Hot Chili Peppers v Beck: Match #14

    Match #14

    Red Hot Chili Peppers v Beck
    Voting is closed
    Beck
    51%
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    49%
  15. 15.
    Outkast v R.E.M.: Match #15

    Match #15

    Outkast v R.E.M.
    Voting is closed
    R.E.M.
    55%
    Outkast
    45%
  16. 16.
    Prince v Bob Dylan: Match #16

    Match #16

    Prince v Bob Dylan
    Voting is closed
    Bob Dylan
    50.1%
    Prince
    49.9%
  17. 17.
    The Velvet Underground v Ramones: Match #17

    Match #17

    The Velvet Underground v Ramones
    Voting is closed
    The Velvet Underground
    50.1%
    Ramones
    49.9%
  18. 18.
    The Strokes v Talking Heads: Match #18

    Match #18

    The Strokes v Talking Heads
    Voting is closed
    Talking Heads
    54.6%
    The Strokes
    45.4%
  19. 19.
    Donna Summer v Pixies: Match #19

    Match #19

    Donna Summer v Pixies
    Voting is closed
    Pixies
    58.8%
    Donna Summer
    41.2%
  20. 20.
    The Lemonheads v The Cars: Match #20

    Match #20

    The Lemonheads v The Cars
    Voting is closed
    The Cars
    62%
    The Lemonheads
    38%
  21. 21.
    Jack White v Aretha Franklin: Match #21

    Match #21

    Jack White v Aretha Franklin
    Voting is closed
    Aretha Franklin
    53.7%
    Jack White
    46.3%
  22. 22.
    Diana Ross v Stevie Wonder: Match #22

    Match #22

    Diana Ross v Stevie Wonder
    Voting is closed
    Stevie Wonder
    64.5%
    Diana Ross
    35.5%
  23. 23.
    The Smashing Pumpkins v Chance The Rapper: Match #23

    Match #23

    The Smashing Pumpkins v Chance The Rapper
    Voting is closed
    The Smashing Pumpkins
    54.5%
    Chance the Rapper
    45.5%
  24. 24.
    Wilco v Sam Cooke: Match #24

    Match #24

    Wilco v Sam Cooke
    Voting is closed
    Sam Cooke
    51.1%
    Wilco
    49.8%
  25. 25.
    Soundgarden v Jimi Hendrix: Match #25

    Match #25

    Soundgarden v Jimi Hendrix
    Voting is closed
    Jimi Hendrix
    54.8%
    Soundgarden
    45.2%
  26. 26.
    Pearl Jam v Nirvana: Match #26

    Match #26

    Pearl Jam v Nirvana
    Voting is closed
    Nirvana
    50.1%
    Pearl Jam
    49.9%
  27. 27.
    The Go-Go's v Beck: Match #27

    Match #27

    The Go-Go's v Beck
    Voting is closed
    Beck
    57.7%
    The Go-Go's
    42.3%
  28. 28.
    Red Hot Chili Peppers v Guns N' Roses: Match #28

    Match #28

    Red Hot Chili Peppers v Guns N' Roses
    Voting is closed
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    54.9%
    Guns N' Roses
    45.1%
  29. 29.
    Janelle Monae v R.E.M.: Match #29

    Match #29

    Janelle Monae v R.E.M.
    Voting is closed
    R.E.M.
    55.2%
    Janelle Monae
    44.8%
  30. 30.
    James Brown v Outkast: Match #30

    Match #30

    James Brown v Outkast
    Voting is closed
    Outkast
    51.1%
    James Brown
    48.9%
  31. 31.
    Lizzo v Bob Dylan: Match #31

    Match #31

    Lizzo v Bob Dylan
    Voting is closed
    Bob Dylan
    50.3%
    Lizzo
    49.7%
  32. 32.
    Prince v The Replacements: Match #32

    Match #32

    Prince v The Replacements
    Voting is closed
    Prince
    50.5%
    The Replacements
    49.5%
  33. 33.
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs v Ramones: Match #33

    Match #33

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs v Ramones
    Voting is closed
    Ramones
    71%
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    29%
  34. 34.
    The Velvet Underground v Blondie: Match #34

    Match #34

    The Velvet Underground v Blondie
    Voting is closed
    The Velvet Underground
    50.3%
    Blondie
    49.7%
  35. 35.
    Talking Heads v Public Enemy: Match #35

    Match #35

    Talking Heads v Public Enemy
    Voting is closed
    Talking Heads
    64%
    Public Enemy
    36%
  36. 36.
    Patti Smith v The Strokes: Match #36

    Match #36

    Patti Smith v The Strokes
    Voting is closed
    The Strokes
    50.3%
    Patti Smith
    49.7%
  37. 37.
    Letters to Cleo v Pixies: Match #37

    Match #37

    Letters to Cleo v Pixies
    Voting is closed
    Pixies
    75.9%
    Letters to Cleo
    24.1%
  38. 38.
    Donna Summer v Morphine: Match #38

    Match #38

    Donna Summer v Morphine
    Voting is closed
    Donna Summer
    51.4%
    Morphine
    48.6%
  39. 39.
    The Cars v Aerosmith: Match #39

    Match #39

    The Cars v Aerosmith
    Voting is closed
    The Cars
    51.5%
    Aerosmith
    48.5%
  40. 40.
    Jonathan Richman v The Lemonheads: Match #40

    Match #40

    Jonathan Richman v The Lemonheads
    Voting is closed
    The Lemonheads
    62.3%
    Jonathan Richman
    37.7%
  41. 41.
    Aretha Franklin v Bob Seger: Match #41

    Match #41

    Aretha Franklin v Bob Seger
    Voting is closed
    Aretha Franklin
    66.9%
    Bob Seger
    33.1%
  42. 42.
    Marvin Gaye v Jack White: Match #42

    Match #42

    Marvin Gaye v Jack White
    Voting is closed
    Jack White
    50.1%
    Marvin Gaye
    49.9%
  43. 43.
    Iggy Pop v Stevie Wonder: Match #43

    Match #43

    Iggy Pop v Stevie Wonder
    Voting is closed
    Stevie Wonder
    67.4%
    Iggy Pop
    32.6%
  44. 44.
    Diana Ross v Smokey Robinson: Match #44

    Match #44

    Diana Ross v Smokey Robinson
    Voting is closed
    Diana Ross
    54.3%
    Smokey Robinson
    45.7%
  45. 45.
    Kanye West v Chance The Rapper: Match #45

    Match #45

    Kanye West v Chance The Rapper
    Voting is closed
    Chance The Rapper
    57.7%
    Kanye West
    42.3%
  46. 46.
    Liz Phair v The Smashing Pumpkins: Match #46

    Match #46

    Liz Phair v The Smashing Pumpkins
    Voting is closed
    The Smashing Pumpkins
    54.6%
    Liz Phair
    45.4%
  47. 47.
    Mavis Staples v Sam Cooke: Match #47

    Match #47

    Mavis Staples v Sam Cooke
    Voting is closed
    Sam Cooke
    54.3%
    Mavis Staples
    45.8%
  48. 48.
    Wilco v Muddy Waters: Match #48

    Match #48

    Wilco v Muddy Waters
    Voting is closed
    Wilco
    50.8%
    Muddy Waters
    49.2%
  49. 49.
    Jimi Hendrix v Death Cab for Cutie: Match #49

    Match #49

    Jimi Hendrix v Death Cab for Cutie
    Voting is closed
    Jimi Hendrix
    70.8%
    Death Cab for Cutie
    28.2%
  50. 50.
    Brandi Carlile v Soundgarden: Match #50

    Match #50

    Brandi Carlile v Soundgarden
    Voting is closed
    Soundgarden
    52.6%
    Brandi Carlile
    47.4%
  51. 51.
    The Head and the Heart v Nirvana: Match #51

    Match #51

    The Head and the Heart v Nirvana
    Voting is closed
    Nirvana
    78.7%
    The Head and the Heart
    21.3%
  52. 52.
    Pearl Jam v Sleater-Kinney: Match #52

    Match #52

    Pearl Jam v Sleater-Kinney
    Voting is closed
    Pearl Jam
    63.5%
    Sleater-Kinney
    36.5%
  53. 53.
    Beck v Kendrick Lamar: Match #53

    Match #53

    Beck v Kendrick Lamar
    Voting is closed
    Beck
    56.3%
    Kendrick Lamar
    43.7%
  54. 54.
    The Go-Go's v X: Match #54

    Match #54

    The Go-Go's v X
    Voting is closed
    The Go-Go's
    57.4%
    X
    42.6%
  55. 55.
    N.W.A. v Guns N' Roses: Match #55

    Match #55

    N.W.A. v Guns N' Roses
    Voting is closed
    Guns N' Roses
    50.7%
    N.W.A.
    49.3%
  56. 56.
    The Beach Boys v Red Hot Chili Peppers: Match #56

    Match #56

    The Beach Boys v Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Voting is closed
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    50.1%
    The Beach Boys
    49.9%
  57. 57.
    R.E.M. v The Allman Brothers: Match #57

    Match #57

    R.E.M. v The Allman Brothers
    Voting is closed
    R.E.M.
    65.4%
    The Allman Brothers
    34.6%
  58. 58.
    Indigo Girls v Janelle Monae: Match #58

    Match #58

    Indigo Girls v Janelle Monae
    Voting is closed
    Janelle Monáe
    51.6%
    Indigo Girls
    48.4%
  59. 59.
    Outkast v Little Richard: Match #59

    Match #59

    Outkast v Little Richard
    Voting is closed
    Outkast
    60.5%
    Little Richard
    39.5%
  60. 60.
    James Brown v The B-52s: Match #60

    Match #60

    James Brown v The B-52s
    Voting is closed
    James Brown
    50.2%
    The B-52s
    49.8%
  61. 61.
    Dessa v Bob Dylan: Match #61

    Match #61

    Dessa v Bob Dylan
    Voting is closed
    Bob Dylan
    63.1%
    Dessa
    36.9%
  62. 62.
    Lizzo v Soul Asylum: Match #62

    Match #62

    Lizzo v Soul Asylum
    Voting is closed
    Lizzo
    50.3%
    Soul Asylum
    49.7%
  63. 63.
    The Replacements v Husker Du: Match #63

    Match #63

    The Replacements v Husker Du
    Voting is closed
    The Replacements
    61.2%
    Husker Du
    38.8%
  64. 64.
    Prince v Babes in Toyland: Match #64

    Match #64

    Prince v Babes in Toyland
    Voting is closed
    Prince
    70.2%
    Babes in Toyland
    29.8%

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