Saturday, June 30, 2012
Forget the Former, The Truezoos and The President take center stage at The Harp in Boston.
Local musicians rocked The Harp in Boston Thursday night in Patch's Battle of the Bands finale showcase. Fans joined band members and the Patch family for an evening of free live music from contest runners up, Forget the Former and The Truezoos, as well as the contest winner, The President. The concert capped off the Battle of the Bands competition, which kicked off in March with three regional competitions and continued with the final round, which was won by The President, a Wakefield rapper, who captivated the crowd Thursday with an hour-plus set at The Harp.
Did you attend Thursday's Patch Battle of the Bands concert at The Harp? If you took photos, upload to the article.
The President, The Truezoos and Forget the Former rocked The Harp at the Patch Battle of the Bands concert at The Harp in Boston on Thursday night. Well more than 100 people came to listen to the local bands and musicians. Did you attend? Upload your photos to this article.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Top finalists in Patch's Battle of the Bands representing Danvers, The Truezoos, will treat fans to a non-stop set of rock at The Harp on June 28.
No glitz, no glamour, no problem. For Sean O'Sullivan, Jeff Kereakoglow and Marc Hoffman, the three members of the up and coming rock band The Truezoos, it's all about the music. On Thursday, the band will perform at Patch's Battle of the Bands concert at The Harp in Boston along with Forget the Former and the winner of the Video Battle of the Bands, The President. Register for this free event on our Event Brite page. The Georgetown natives decided to go all in back in 2009, after finishing up college, and are now working day jobs "just to pay the bills," as founding band member Sean O'Sullivan stated, because "the music is our priority." The Truezoos style of music, which lead singer/lead guitarist Sean O'Sullivan described as funky-…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sign up for the free event.
Nick Kermelewicz aka The President enjoyed the spoils of winning Patch's Video Battle of the Bands when he and 25 of his friends took a Bustonian party bus tour. That was the first part of his grand prize. The next part will be when he headlines a gig at The Harp in Boston on June 28. The President will appear on the same bill as Battle of the Bands runners up The Truezoos and Forget the Former. The concert kicks off at 8 p.m. and will include 45-minute sets by The Truezoos and Forget the Former before Wakefield's The President finishes the show with a 90-minute set. Patch has created an Event Brite page so you can register for the free event. In addition to the great local bands, the event will feature Patch swag created just for the …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Who topped the six finalists and will get to perform a headlining gig at The Harp?
The President featuring L.E.S White is the winner of the Patch Video Battle of the Bands. The President featuring L.E.S White was the top vote-getter in the final round of the Battle of The Bands beating The Truezoos, Forget the Former, Scotty and the Gang, BlackLight SunRise and DCLA (Dukes County Love Affair). The President featuring L.E.S White’s “You Can Change That” featured Nicholas Kermelewicz of Wakefield and picked up 379 votes out of the approximately 1,000 votes cast by Patch readers over the two weeks of the final round. As the grand prize winner, The President featuring L.E.S. White wins a rockstar prize pack! The grand prize winner will headline a gig at The Harp in Boston, as well as receive a custom-designed event poster …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Choose your favorite out of the six finalists.
Twenty-four submissions are now down to six finalists competing to take the top prize in Patch's Video Battle of the Bands. Six bands and individuals, ranging the gamut from rock to rap, square off to see who will win the grand prize, which includes headlining a show at the Harp in Boston in June. The top two vote getters from each regional competition who are now in the finals are: Forget the Former and The Truezoos from the North Shore/Merrimack Valley regional round. The President featuring L.E.S White and Scotty and the Gang from the Greater Boston regional round. BlackLight SunRise and DCLA (Dukes County Love Affair) from the South Shore/Cape Cod and the Islands regional round. Voting for the final round will run until noon on Friday…
Friday, May 4, 2012
Find out who won the Patch Battle of the Bands in Merrimack Valley and the North Shore.
Aspiring rock stars in the Merrimack Valley and North Shorth put out their music to thousands in Patch's Video Battle of the Bands and the fans have spoken. The regional round of the battle has now concluded and two bands will go on to the finalist round. Winning first place with 204 votes is Forget the Former - “I Would Have Lost” with band members Bobby Briggs of Westford; Daniel Daley of Tewksbury; and Ben Hanson of Lowell. Forget the Former wins two hours of recording time at The Space in Lowell. Coming in second place with 177 votes is The Truezoos – “I’ll Keep This One” with band members Sean O’Sullivan and Marc Hoffman of Georgetown; and Jeff Kereakoglow of Danvers. Starting on Monday, both Forget the Former and the Truezoos will …
The President featuring L.E.S White and Scotty and the Gang move on to the final round.
The regional round of Patch's Video Battle of the Bands contest has ended, and we have our winners, with two bands moving on to the final round with a chance to win a rockstar prize pack! Winning first place is The President featuring L.E.S White -- "You Can Change That," with band member Nicholas Kermelewicz of Wakefield. The President wins two hours of recording time at Oak Grove Recording in Malden. Coming in second place is Scotty and the Gang -- "Free," with band members Dan Kendricksen, Matt Tagan, Eliot Carduff and Scott Clark, all of Melrose. Starting on Monday, both The President and Scotty and the Gang will square off against the top two finishers from North Shore/Merrimack Valley and South Shore/Cape Cod and the Islands. The …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Tell us who's the best band of these 12 entries in the North Shore/Merrimack Valley competition. Let us know your pick and why they are your choice in the comment section.
Patch Video Battle of the Bands 2012 is here! More than 20 bands from across Eastern Massachusetts submitted videos of original songs over the past two weeks to multiple area Patch sites in hopes of taking home the top prize. First off is a regional round in which we pit bands and musicians from the North Shore and Merrimack Valley against one another. They will square off to win bragging rights in the area, a cool prize and a chance to go to the final round and win a rockstar prize pack! The field for the North Shore/Merrimack Valley round is strong with musical tastes ranging from rock to jazz to pop to metal. Voting for the regional round will run until noon on Friday, May 4. Please vote by telling us your choice in the comment section …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Prizes include free recording time and a headlining gig at The Harp.
A Lynnfield band may soon gets its first big break! Patch is holding a Video Battle of the Bands contest in which local bands will square off for musical supremacy. The Patch Video Battle of the Bands is the chance of a lifetime for local musicians. This is a chance for you and your bandmates to show off your abilities as musicians and earn some terrific prizes. The grand prize winner will get to headline a gig at The Harp in Boston in June! Submissions are due by noon Friday, April 20. A few things about this contest: Area bands whose entries meet the contest rules will square off first in a regional round in which bands from the North Shore and Merrimack Valley will battle for supremacy – and our readers will tell us who’s their choice! …