In case you missed the preliminary rounds of this year's Hoosier Guitar Idol, hosted by the IU Business Careers in Entertainment Club (BCEC), don't stress. There is still rock redemption to be had.

The five remaining contenders will battle it out for the "Idol' title at 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, at Max's Place, located at 109 W. Seventh St.

While competition details are still being worked out, the finalists -- Casimir Lewandowski, Shane Provost, Kyle Gilpin, Austin Johnson and Tyler Baker -- will expose their creative visions, hopefully with their own composed riffs, to the audience for about five to 10 minutes apiece. From these exhibitions, the panel of judges will make their decision on who will be Bloomington's next Hoosier Guitar Idol.

Judging the performances will be David Baas, owner of Roadworthy Guitar & Amp; Dan Sumner from the Dan Sumner Trio and co-founder of the New Orleans-based Permagrin; and Scott Hubiak, BCEC director.

Admission will be $3 at the door, with proceeds going toward the Emergency ward at Bloomington Hospital. There will also be a separate opportunity to make donations to the facility.

Starting off the night will be an acoustic set performed by Bryn Clark and Chris Dollar, to break the ice and set the mood for the evening. The duo will take the stage at 8 p.m., with the main event following at 9 p.m.

So take a stand against the Monday blues and come out to Max's Place on the 28th for some great guitar sets (and great pizza, too!). For more information on Hoosier Guitar Idol, contact event coordinator Eric Butte at .

Caitlin Brase can be reached at .