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Round 4, Week 1: The Tins vs. The Path

Congratulations to our Round 3 Quarterfinal Winners, The Andrew J. Reimers Country-Punk Extravaganza

Congratulations to Andrew J. Reimers Country-Punk Extravaganza! They collected the most votes at our live show at Nietzsche’s last Saturday, securing a spot in our BOOM Grand Finale alongside the Etchings and the Funky Beets.

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, April 9 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 unspeakable prizes, a handsome wad of cash, and the eternal privilege to proclaim themselves Artvoice BOOM Grand Champions!

This week, we give you The Tins and the Path. Take a moment to meet them and listen to them on this page. Finally, 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 Tins

The Path

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Band members: Mike Santillo - keys and vocals / Adam Putzer - guitar and vocals / Dave Muntner - drums

When/where did the band form? The Tins formed in the attic of 189 West End St while going to college in Binghamton NY.

You might like us if you like: The Cars, Television, Flaming Lips, Wolf Parade, Yo La Tengo, The Beatles

Best show played: The best show we ever played was our EP release show at Nietzsche’s last April. We never received so much love from an audience.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: We’ve worked our butts off over the past several years, essentially giving our lives to our music... that being said, we don’t know who else is in the competition, so it’s too early to say.


Band members: Lanee Bianca - lead vocals / John Eberle - lead guitar, backing vocals / Gene Chaas - bass / Joe Jarnot - drums

When/where did the band form? The band was formed 5 years ago by Lanee and John after performing in a cover acoustic trio for several years all around WNY.

You might like us if you like: Pat Benatar, Mellissa Etheridge. Our influences are The Beatles, and much of the clasic rock bands from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

Best show played: Our best show was just this past summer when we did an acoustic set on the 10th floor of Women & Childrens Hospital, to release our song “In My World” (Matthew’s song) A portion of the sale of the song/cd is being donated directly to the Autism Center.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: We’ve been told by our fans, respected local musicians and producers that our “music is musical”, “It has soul”, “It deserves to be heard”, the music deserves to win, so that people can connect with it.


Voting is closed for this pair of bands!
Visit the BOOM website for results and current contestants

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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