Every year, our friends over at Blow Up Radio host a wonderful event called Banding Together, a benefit for the Spondylitis Association Of America. Below you will find all of the details for the 2015 iteration including a list of confirmed participants featuring a boat load of NJ luminaries:
BlowUpRadio.com, where NJ rock lives, once again brings together some of the best local indie musicians for the ninth annual Banding Together: A Benefit Webathon For The Spondylitis Association of America.
Spondylitis is a genetic rheumatoid arthritic condition that causes inflammation and fusion in the vertebrae of the spine. To date BlowUpRadio.com has raised thousands of dollars for the cause, and raised awareness of the genetic disease which the Centers For Disease Control says over 2.7 million adults have.
“This is a very personal benefit for me as my wife, Naomi, suffers from ankylosing spondylitis (AS).”, says Lazlo, the founder of BlowUpRadio.com and the organizer of Banding Together, “I have seen the debilitating effects of this disease and the chronic pain and discomfort it causes. This benefit is the least I can do to help my wife, and over a million others who suffer from AS.”
During the course of Banding Together, more than 70 bands, many from New Jersey’s local music scene, will perform live on BlowUpRadio.com.
Listeners will be encouraged to donate money via a secure on-line section of the Spondylitis Association Of America’s website.
Everybody donating during the webathon will receive a digital download of an exclusive collection of songs from many of the bands performing. A complete track listing will be available in early October on http://www.BlowupRadio.com
“I am very excited to once again bring together some of the best musicians in New Jersey to play live on the air for this wonderful cause.”
Artists scheduled to perform during Banding Together include:
1L, A Halo Called Fred, The Accelerators, After The Burn, Anderson Council, Bern & The Brights, Black Sox Scandal, The Blurry Minds, Brandon Broderick, Brett Fuentes, Broken Darling, Bruce Tunkel, B-Sides, Casino Sundae, Catherine Wacha, Christian Beach, The Clydes, Colie Brice, d.smith, David Van Orden Jr., The Deafening Colors, Deena & Jon from the Cucumbers, Diego Allessandro & Lot 25, Don Lee, Dylan Young, Ed Tang & The Chops, Fairmont, Foggy Otis, Found Vegas, Frank & Bill, Fun While You Wait, Geno & The Jukebox, Grey Goes Black, Hal, Hat & Boots, The Holy Terror, Jason Kundrath, Jersey Drive, Jim Testa, Joe Beninati, Joe Canzano, Jon Caspi, Jonathan Andrew, Josh Bicknell, Joshua Van Ness, Just Waiting, Keith Beck, Laree Cisco, Last Minet, Lifeguard Nights, Little Big Toe, Little Dipper, The May Darlings, Melissa Anthony, Mike Clifford, Mikey Jahbreè Wooley, Naked Ant, Paul Rosevear, Rob Jennings, Scruff Cardinale, Sean Faust, September’s Ghost, Son Of Dov, Suspecting Victim, The Extras Inc., Thomas Johnston, Tommy & The Kooks, Vic Fraternale, The Wag, The Wailing Kids, The Way Out, Weird And Wonderful Words…with more to be announced shortly.
(artists performing are subject to change)
The Spondylitis Association Of America (SAA) is a non-profit organization that was the first and remains the largest resource for people affected by spondylitis. Through their efforts, they help advance education, research and treatment for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and related diseases. More than 85,000 people per month visit SAA’s interactive website to access over 1,700 pages of up-to-date content for information and support. For 30 years’ SAA has dedicated all of its resources to help improve the lives of people coping with spondylitis.
BlowUpRadio.com is a website & internet radio that for the last 15 years has been supporting New Jersey’s local original music scene, by playing predominantly unsigned New Jersey bands.
The complete schedule will be announced in early October.
For more information on Banding Together & BlowUpRadio.com go to http://www.BlowupRadio.com
For More information on the Spondylitis Association Of America go to http://www.spondylitis.org