New Jersey Station Hosts 16th Annual Benefit Concert Broadcast for the Spondylitis Association Of America
New Jersey internet radio station BlowUpRadio.com Where NJ Rock Lives, continues its annual Banding Together: Benefit For The Spondylitis Association of America, bringing together some of the best indie musicians from around the Garden State, and the world.
On Friday October 13th through Sunday October 15th, 36 artists will perform half hour sets of their music on BlowUpRadio.com's station. The artists traverse a gambit of genres from easy listening to punk rock, and all sorts of genres in between.
Throughout the broadcast people will be able to donate to the Spondylitis Association Of America (SAA) and download an exclusive compilation of 40 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.
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.
"When I started Banding Together in 2007 after my wife was diagnosed with Spondylitis, I was amazed at the outpouring of support from musicians that wanted to help," says Lazlo, the founder of BlowUpRadio.com and the organizer of Banding Together. "Here we are now in our 16th year, and I am still overwhelmed by the positive support of musicians, and people who donate each year to help find a cure for this debilitating disease."
Artists scheduled to perform during the Banding Together Webathon include: Allison Strong, Antoine Poncelet Band, Blisstique, Bruce Donnola, Catherine Wacha, Christian Beach, Colie Brice, Commons 2, Cyborg Amok, Diego Allessandro, Don Lee, erase:rewind, Fear Of Falling, Ferocious Designs, Foggy Otis, Fuey, Greg McGarvey, Happy Joe Canzano, Hello Whirled, Jason Didner, Jeff Devito, Joe Billy, Joe Schroeck, Josh Bicknell, Kyla Tilley, Laree Cisco, Matt Colligan, Mike Herz, Shotgun Bill, Sonofdov, The Break Evens, The Cucumbers, The Fisherman & The Sea, The Gattsville Creeper, The Mighty Alrighty, The Winter Sounds
The full performance schedule is below.
(artists performing are subject to change)
This year's digital compilation, which will be available by donating to the Spondylitis Association Of America. The compilation includes previously unreleased songs from: Allison Strong, Antoine Poncelet Band, Bern Strong, Blisstique, Bruce Donnola, Bruce Tunkel, Catherine Wacha, Chitinous Mandible, Christian Beach, Colie Brice, Coolparadiso, Deena and The Pannacotta Army, Diego Allessandro, Dragondreams, erase:rewind, Fear Of Falling, Ferocious Designs, Frank Patrouch, Gwyn Jones, Happy Joe Canzano, Hello Whirled, Holistic Medicine Project, Jason Didner, Joe Billy, Katye Kellye and the Interruption, Kyla Tilley, Mark Parker, Orbis Max, Quiz Show, retrohaze, Shotgun Bill, Smallpox, The Fisherman & The Sea, The Gattsville Creeper, The Maravines, The Mighty Alrighty, The Random Hubiak, The Unemployed Teachers, The Winter Sounds, Val Emmich
The full compilation track listing is below.
The compilation will be available to download in October by donating to the Spondylitis Association of America at https://www.spondylitis.org/webathon
Artwork for Banding Together's 2023 compilation was designed by New Jersey artist Jenny Jaybles (https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/jenny-jaybles).
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. For More information on the Spondylitis Association Of America go to http://www.spondylitis.org
BlowUpRadio.com is "Where NJ Rock Lives". In December they will be celebrating 23 years as a website & Internet radio station supporting New Jersey's local, original music scene by playing predominantly unsigned New Jersey bands. For more information on Banding Together & BlowUpRadio.com go to http://www.BlowupRadio.com
BANDING TOGETHER 2023 SCHEDULE
(All Times Are ET)
Banding Together 2023 Compilation Track Listing
1 Allison Strong - " Ballpoint "
2 Blisstique - " Collision Course [Acoustic Stylee] "
3 Katye Kellye and the Interruption - " Drama Queen [Alternative Mix] "
4 Quiz Show - " Dime A Dozen [Live] "
5 Val Emmich - " I.D.W.T.K. "
6 Jason Didner - " Better Self [Piano Version] "
7 Christian Beach - " All Roads Lead to Virginia "
8 Ferocious Designs - " The Greatest Love [Coffee House Mix] "
9 Chitinous Mandible - " Obscure Transmission "
10 The Antoine Poncelet Band - " We Are Waves [Silo Remix] "
11 Dragondreams - " The Siren "
12 Smallpox - " The Itch "
13 The Gattsville Creeper - " Down On Your Knees "
14 Deena and The Pannacotta Army - " Mixing Up a Drink of Uncertainty "
15 Bern Strong - " Soul Retrieval "
16 Gwyn Jones - " We All Rise And Fall "
17 Frank Patrouch - " Fly Little Bird "
18 Joe Billy - " Follow Me! "
19 Bruce Tunkel - " All I Gotta Do [Acoustic Version] "
20 retrohaze - " End Of Time "
21 Fear Of Falling - " Looking Out For Number One [Live] "
22 The Random Hubiak - " The Changing of the Hands [Unclean Version] "
23 Hello Whirled - " Wherever You Fell (Or Ended Up By Chance) "
24 The Mighty Alrighty - " SOL / Don't You Move [Live 2022] "
25 Orbis Max - " Another Broken Waltz "
26 Kyla Tilley - " Inexpressible "
27 Catherine Wacha - " Adrift "
28 Coolparadiso - " A Peace of Mind "
29 Bruce Donnola - " Gypsy Cab "
30 Shotgun Bill - " So Lucky [Demo] "
31 The Winter Sounds - " Tonight I Choose "
32 Mark Parker - " What The Hell? "
33 erase:rewind - " A Guide To Self Help In 3 Chords (Live Rehearsal 2023) "
34 Happy Joe Canzano - " In Trouble "
35 The Unemployed Teachers - " Lowden Ave Blues [CyberSound Mix] "
36 Colie Brice - " Gemini Suite "
37 The Fisherman & The Sea - " The Nature of Things [demo] "
38 The Maravines - " Are You Thinking? "
39 Holistic Medicine Project - " One Last Call For Adderall "
40 Diego Allessandro - " Eden Boulevard [Live] "