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Round 3, Week 3: Andrew J. Reimer's Country-Punk Extravaganza! vs. Nix Vega

Congratulations to our week 3 winners, The Found!

Congratulations to The Found. They 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 Andrew J. Reimers Country-Punk Extravaganza! and Nix Vega. 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.

Andrew J. Reimers Country-Punk Extravaganza!

Nix Vega

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Band Members: Andrew J. Reimers - vocals, guitar / Kevin Lowney - bass, mandolin / Jan Karel - drums / Eric Rovner - lead guitar / Emily Elkin - cello / Katie Panfil - violin

When/where did the band form? 2010 in Buffalo, NY.

You might like us if you like: Johnny Cash, the Misfits

Best show played: There have been a lot of great shows, but closing out this year’s Flurrious! festival at Delaware Park was a lot of fun. A tent can only so much to mask single digit temperatures, but I think everybody made the most of it and it turned out to be even better than we could have hoped!

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: At the very least, we’re all working as hard as anyone in this city to play as often as we can and contribute to what is already a strong Buffalo music scene.


Band Members: Nick Pietrzykowski - acoustic guitar, lead vocals / "Danger" Dave Morris - bass, backing vocals / Jay T. Mcgurrin - drums, vocals / Dave Camarda - lead guitar

When/where did the band form? Buffalo/Batavia Summer of 2009.

You might like us if you like: Dave Mathews, Gavin Degraw, Palo Nutini.

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Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: Have been and are willing to put forth the effort to expand our musical careers.


Click Here to Cast Your Vote Now!
(polls for this pair of bands open Feb 3. - Feb. 8)

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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