For the sixth consecutive year, BlowUpRadio.com is bringing together some of the best indie musicians for Banding Together: A Benefit For The Spondylitis Association of America.
The webathon will air on internet radio station BlowupRadio.com the weekend of October 19th through 21st, and feature live performances from over 60 bands. Artists include some of the best up-and-coming artists as well as nationally known artists.
"The webathon will be the internet radio equivalent of the Jerry Lewis telethon, only with better music," says Lazlo, the founder of BlowUpRadio.com and the organizer of Banding Together.
During the course of Banding Together, 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 free digital download of a webathon exclusive collection of songs from some of the bands performing.A complete track listing will be available soon on http://www.BlowupRadio.com
Artists scheduled to perform during Banding Together include:
American Pinup, Anthony Walker, Beannacht, Ben Godwin, Blank Pages, Brixton Riot, Bruce Tunkel, Catherine Wacha, Christian Beach, Colie Brice, Crewman Number Six, Diego Allessandro, Erase:Rewind, Fairmont, Foggy Otis, 4 Million Silhouettes, George Wirth, Happy Joe, Harvey Brice, Jason Didner & The Drive, Jason Kundrath, Jason The First, Joe Ferreri, John Rango Band, Jon Caspi, Jonathan Andrew, Joshua Bicknell, Joshua Van Ness, Lightning Jar, Lisa Bianco, Little Dipper, Lost In Society, Love Assassin, Mark Parker, Matt Colligan, Melissa Anthony, Michael Brett, Michael Scotto, Mick Chorba, Mike Ferraro, Mountain Station, Mr. Hunter, O'Neill & Martin, Pete Jager, Randy Morning Band, Richard Barone, Scruff Cardinale, Slight Imperfection, Taggart, The Accelerators, The Anderson Council, The Aster Pheonyx, The Break Evens, The Cucumbers, The Mean Season, The Monacchios, The Mother Hips, The Porchistas, The Trews, The Ugly Club, The Winter Sounds, Thomas Wesley Stern, Tommy Strazza, Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5, Woe, Zak Smith, Zigman Bird...with more to be announced shortly, as well as re-airing some popular performances from previous years.
(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 more than 25 yearsí SAA has dedicated all of its resources to help improve the lives of people coping with spondylitis.
"This is a very personal benefit for me as my wife, Naomi, suffers from ankylosing spondylitis (AS).", says Lazlo, "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."
The benefit runs from 12 noon Friday October 19th until Sunday night October 21st. It will be broadcast on http://www.BlowupRadio.com.
The complete schedule will be announced in early October.
For more information go to http://www.BlowupRadio.com.