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Battle of the Tech Bands 2

My friends at Xconomy are sponsoring a tech networking event that is also raising money for some good causes.  Check out Battle of the Tech Bands 2:

A tech networking event that really rocks. Musicians from New England’s most innovative companies play their geeky hearts out—you pick the winners!

Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009.

Location: Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub, 472 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

Time: Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Half of all ticket proceeds will be donated to
Science Club for Girls and Community Music Center of Boston.
Snacks are included, and we’ll even buy you a drink or two.

And, for those of you ready to play your hearts out:


Who’s eligible: At least one member of your band must work for a New England-area technology or life sciences company or a venture-capital or private-equity firm that invests in technology. All levels of bands are welcome—from club veterans to garage hackers. All musical styles are welcome. Bands that entered Xconomy’s first Battle of the Bands in January 2008 are eligible for Battle of the Bands 2.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the Audience Favorite band and the Most Innovative band. Prizes include: Free retail service from Nimbit, a Framingham, MA-based direct-to-fan sales and marketing platform. Additional prizes to be announced.

Logistics: Up to six bands will compete for the prizes. Each band will get 15 minutes of play time. Bands can perform as many songs as they like within this 15 minute period.

How to Enter: If you and your band want to join the battle, please send an e-mail to techbands@xconomy.com including following:

  • The name of your band
  • The name(s) of the technology, life sciences, or investment firms at which your members work
  • Names of all band personnel and their instruments
  • Band leader e-mail and phone contact information
  • At least one MP3 demo recording of a song performed by your band
  • URLs for your band’s website and/or MySpace page

Deadline: We must receive your entry by midnight on Friday, December 12, 2008.

Sounds like a great time, for a great cause!


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