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Back to Battle

June 30, 2009

Now for vignettes of a few more performers from the 4th Annual Battle of the Bands.  Today we’ll be featuring three bands:  Shockwave, Render and Sleeping on Sidewalks.  First up is Shockwave… 

Shockwave

Shockwave was the first band to arrive on Battle day and they had a whole crew of cool supporters on hand to help them out.  These guys were so ready to rock and did such a great job!  They played some killer covers by the Raconteurs, Ted Nugent, and 38 Special.  Considering how young most of the band members are, it makes me wonder what sort of musicians they’ll be in the future…even more AWESOME I’m sure!  We certainly hope they come out to next year’s Battle.  Check ‘em out on MySpace.  Next up is the band Render…

Render
Render is normally a three person band but, unfortunately, on Battle night their drummer couldn’t make it.  However, that didn’t stop the remaining two members, who also happen to be brother and sister, from rockin’ out and opening the competition for us.  The group has been playing off and on for two years and the siblings make up the core of the band.  When asked how their parents feel about them being in a band they informed us that their parents are really supportive and don’t mind them practicing in their basement.  Pretty sweet if you ask me.  Although we would’ve loved to see the entire band perform the pair did a fantastic job!  It was cool that they stuck it out.  Finally, we have the band Sleeping On Sidewalks…
Sleeping On Sidewalks
Sleeping on Sidewalks is a super cool group that has a really interesting dynamic going.  The trio ended up with the second place prize of $75 and the chance to play at the Youth Fest in July, as well as the Back to School Bash in August.  If you can’t make it to one of those gigs to hear them you might check out their MySpace page or their performance at the upcoming River Roots Live event.  How cool is that gig going to be!?!  The members have known each other since elementary school and played three original songs for us.  It’s pretty impressive that even though they broke a guitar string and had to switch up the set list mid-performance they managed a second place win.  Neato.  I might just have to check out that River Roots Live performance…
-Christie