Artvoice: Buffalo's #1 Newsweekly
Home Blogs Web Features Calendar Listings Artvoice TV Real Estate Classifieds Contact
Previous story: Radu Meets Ramsi
Next story: Eels: End Times

Round 4 Week 3: DejaFuze vs. The Broken Tones

Congratulations to week 2 winners, The Breathing Tree

CONGRATULATIONS to The Breathing Tree for bringing in the most votes in our weekly online contest. With that, they earn a spot on the bill at our next live showdown, scheduled for February 26 at Nietzsche’s.

The winner that night will be joining Photos of Wagons, the Albrights and Hunger Anthem in our upcoming Grand Finale—SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 5 AT THE TRALF MUSIC HALL—where one act will win a hefty cash prize and a digital recording package from our friends at Guitar Center.

But first, we need to determine a fourth challenger, a band that must succeed in the fiery crucible of our weekly online contest and then prevail at our next live show, scheduled for February 28 at Nietzsche’s.

For you dear readers who’ve been living under a rock, here’s how our contest works: Bands visit and register by answering a brief questionnaire, like the ones below. They also submit a couple songs and a photo.

From the pile of submissions we receive, two acts are chosen each week, and they appear in the print edition of the paper. To our right, meet Glass Hero and Forewarned. Then, visit (or see below) to sample their music and cast one vote for the group you prefer.

Thus we will continue, each week producing one winner. At the end of four weeks, we have four online winners, who will then square off in our next live showdown, where each audience member will receive one ballot to cast for his or her favorite. At the end of that night, one band emerges victorious and wins a spot in the B.O.O.M. Grand Finale. Past B.O.O.M. Grand Champions include Dali’s Ghost and TypeRelevant.

Bands are encouraged to get out the vote any way they can, short of stuffing the ballot box. Our IT guy has detected such instances in the past, and it’s never been taken lightly. If you’re caught cheating, you can be disqualified. And there’s nowhere to appeal our decision.

Also, musicians, there’s less than a week to enter this round of B.O.O.M. The exposure alone is worth the entrance fee (which is literally nothing). Visit today, to find out how. Tune in next issue to see who won this week’s match, and who’s up to bat.

And mark your calendars for March 5, where one band will emerge from the Grand Finale at the Tralf with a hefty paycheck and the gear necessary to record the original music that will allow them to conquer the world!


The Broken Tones

You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player installed to listen to the BOOM! contestants.

You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player installed to listen to the BOOM! contestants.

When/where did the band form? Our band formed January 7th, 2009, in Blasdell, New York.

Band Members: Jake Cavinder - drums, vocals / Josh Cavinder - vocals, piano, synth and keys / Joe Lewis - guitar, vocals / Heith Harry - bass, vocals

You might like us if you like: Music.

Recorded Releases: Our amateur recording Some Sort of Green is out and on the prowl.

Best show you've played: All of our shows have been the best shows we've ever played, because no matter what we've made people dance and boogie.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: Our band is deserving of this crown because we have a fresh new feel to what we are doing, we work to always be at the top of our game and we have that little something, something for everyone to jive on. Take a bite and you’ll become a glutton for our taste.


When/where did the band form? Through family and friendship ties, the band was officially formed about a year ago.

Band Members: Sean Quinn - vocals, guitar / Joe Cavanaugh - backing vocals, bass / Matt Cavanaugh - drums

You might like us if you like: Pearl Jam, The Living End, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age.

Best show you've played: It was a great experience playing at the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls. It was a halloween show and all proceeds benefited runaway children.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: We are simply passionate about music and love making it.


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

blog comments powered by Disqus