BlowUpRadio.com, “Your #1 Source For All Things In New Jersey’s Local Original Music Scene,” presents its annual Banding Together: Benefit For The Spondylitis Association of America from October 14-16, bringing together some of the best local indie musicians from around the Garden State. Over 30 artists will perform 30 minute sets of their music live on BlowUpRadio.com’s internet radio station. The artists traverse a gambit of genres from easy listening to punk rock, and all sorts of genres in between.
Artists scheduled to perform during the Banding Together Webathon include: Amanda Rose Riley, Antonie Poncelet Band, Carmen Sclafani (Wiser Time), Catherine Wacha, Christian Beach, Commons 2, Cyborg Amok, Dan Sped & The Carpool To Oblivion, Deena & Jon (The Cucumbers), Diego Allessandro, Don Lee, erase:rewind, Ferocious Designs, Greg McGarvey, Happy Joe Canzano, Jack McManus from Nick and the Leg-Heavy Boys, Jason Didner, Jeff DeVito, Joe Billy, Josh Bicknell, Laree Cisco, Mark Parker, Matt Colligan, Motherface, Pearl Manhattan, Sean Faust, Shotgun Bill, Sonofdov, Teen Idle, The Fisherman & The Sea, The Maravines, The Mighty Alrighty, The Wag, Tim and Brian, Tony Tedesco, and Yupanki (artists performing are subject to change)
During these times when enhanced safety protocols are necessary at live concerts, the Banding Together webathon is unique in that it is strictly virtual, so you can hear it from the comfort of your own home, and all artists will be performing remotely.
Spondylitis is a genetic rheumatoid arthritic condition that causes inflammation and fusion in the vertebrae of the spine. To date, BlowUpRadio.com has raised over ten thousand dollars for the cause, and raised awareness of the genetic disease, which the Centers For Disease Control says affects more than 2.7 million adults in the US.
“While it is sad that there is still no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, it means so much to me that we continue to be able to bring together so many amazing artists for our annual benefit for the Spondylitis Association Of America,” says Lazlo, the founder of BlowUpRadio.com and the organizer of Banding Together. “My wife was diagnosed with spondylitis 16 years ago. I have watched the debilitating effects of this disease and the chronic pain and discomfort it causes.”
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Throughout the broadcast people will be able to donate to the Spondylitis Association Of America (SAA) and download an exclusive compilation of previously unreleased songs. All money raised will go directly to the Spondylitis Association Of America (SAA) to fund research and provide the programs and services the spondylitis community has come to rely on.
This year’s digital compilation, which will be available by donating to the Spondylitis Association Of America. The compilation includes previously unreleased songs from: Amanda Rose Riley, Bruce Tunkel, Catherine Wacha, Cyborg Amok, Dan Sped & The Carpool To Oblivion, Deena & Jon (The Cucumbers), Diego Allessandro, erase:rewind, Ferocious Designs, Greg McGarvey, Happy Joe Canzano, Jason Didner, Josh Bicknell, JPeck, Katye Kellye & The Interruption, Laree Cisco, Mark Parker, Matt Colligan, No Cones, Pat Veil, Pearl Manhattan, RP, Shotgun Bill, Smallpox, The Fisherman & The Sea, The Maravines, The Mighty Alrighty, The Subterraneans, The Successful Failures, Tim and Brian, Tony Tedesco, and Yupanki (artists on compilation are subject to change)
The compilation will be available to download in October by donating to the Spondylitis Association of America here.
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. For more than 35 years SAA has dedicated all of its resources to help improve the lives of people coping with spondylitis.
BlowUpRadio.com is “Where NJ Rock Lives”. In December they will be celebrating 22 years as a website & Internet radio station supporting New Jersey’s local, original music scene by playing predominantly unsigned New Jersey bands.