2016 Tune Tourney Final Four

We’re less than a few weeks from the end of the year, and just days away from crowning the champion of this year’s Tune Tournament.

Idle Time’s faculty populated this year’s field with nominations of favorite tracks, grouped into four regions, each memorializing one of the musical icons who passed away in 2016.


Representing San Francisco, and honoring psychedelic rock pioneer Paul Kantner, The Y Axes soared through every matchup. Last year’s champs now have “Monsters” on the verge of another trip to the finals.

But they face competition from Minneapolis native Morly, who won her Twin Cities region and earns the right to represent the hometown of the legendary Prince. “Plucky” is, and then some, trouncing every opponent thus far with at least an 80% share.

The right side of the bracket is a salute to the underdog. Claiming London, and in tribute to David Bowie, Kero Kero Bonito take their infectious “Graduation” from a 16-seed all the way to the Final Four.

They face another 16-seed from the Chicago region. Edamame honors Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White with “Tree Shadows,” the first instrumental track to earn a trip to an Idle Time tourney Final Four.

Cast your votes and spread the word, as both Final Four matchups close on Friday, December 23 at noon.

Matchup: The Y Axes – “Monsters” vs. Morly – “Plucky”

Matchup: Kero Kero Bonito – “Graduation” vs. Edamame – “Tree Shadows”