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Round 3, Week 2: Breckenwood vs. The Found

Congratulations to our week 3 winner, Paul Trinca!

Congratulations Paul Trinca! The turnout was heavy, and the tally close, but he collected the most votes in our online battle of the bands this past week, winning a spot in our next live showdown.

This week features two more of the best original acts that have thus far submitted a photo, an original mp3, and filled out our rigorous questionnaire. Check out their sound below and cast a vote for the act you prefer. Each week, the popular online vote decides who proceeds to the next live show (Saturday, February 26 at Nietzsche’s) where four acts will square off in a no-holds-barred extravaganza of local original music.

That night at Nietzsche’s (21+), each audience member will be given one ballot on which to cast his or her vote for his or her favorite band. At the end of the night, when the tally is completed, only one will have won the right to perform in the Artvoice BOOM Grand Finale—the battle royale, winner-take-all live blowout where one talented act will walk away with $5000 cash, and the eternal privilege to proclaim themselves Artvoice BOOM Grand Champions!

This week, we give you The Found and Breckenwood. Take a moment to meet them and listen to their music on this page. Finally, follow the link below to the ballots and cast ONE vote for the one you like best. Through the magic of the digital age, we will tabulate the voting and announce this week’s winner in next week’s print edition.

A word of warning however: Bands attempting to stuff the ballot by submitting multiple votes will be rooted out using the most sophisticated intelligence software available on the black market. (Well, okay, that’s a bluff, but if you try to fool our IT guy you will be caught. Just ask the FBI…he’s that good. And if that happens, you will be disqualified with nowhere to appeal our decision.)

If you're in a band and would like to enter BOOM for a shot at the $5,000 grand prize, visit to find out how. In the meantime, check out this week’s contestants, and may the best act win.


The Found

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Band Members: Micah Kokeny - drums / Brian Ort - guitar / Garrett Shea - vocals, piano, bass

When/where did the band form? Formed in August 2009 in Buffalo, NY.

You might like us if you like: Simple Plan, Daughtry, Matchbox Twenty, Buckcherry

Best show played: Best show we ever played was Canalfest 2010. Two whole hours of pure jamming and the audience was absolutely fantastic. The weather was perfect for an outside concert and the music sounded amazing. The chemistry on stage was also perfect.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: We have a unique sound that appeals to so many different people. Whether you like pop, rock, metal or blues, you can find something to relate to in our music and personality.


Band Members: Thomas Rex Stanford - bass, vocals / Bryan Mecozzi - guitar, vocals / Harold E. Pollinger - organ, vocals / Benjamine Monroe Hayes - drums, vocals / Nathan Lloyd Quiter - percussion

When/where did the band form? Amongst the hills of North Collins.

You might like us if you like: Vanilla Fudge, Radio Moscow, Deep Purple, Canned Heat.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: Tango los libros!


Click Here to Cast Your Vote Now!
(polls for this pair of bands open Jan. 27 - Feb. 1)

What did you think of this week's contestants? Feel free to discuss below - please keep it friendly - and remember, posting a comment in favor of a band doesn't count as a vote. Use the link above to cast your vote!

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