Saturday, June 30, 2012
Forget the Former, The Truezoos and The President take center stage at The Harp in Boston.
Local musicians rocked The Harp in Boston Thursday night in Patch's Battle of the Bands finale showcase. Fans joined band members and the Patch family for an evening of free live music from contest runners up, Forget the Former and The Truezoos, as well contest winner, The President. The concert capped off the Battle of the Bands competition, which kicked off in March with three regional competitions and continued with the final round, which was won by The President, a Wakefield rapper, who captivated the crowd Thursday with an hour-plus set at The Harp.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The winner of Patch's "Battle of the Bands," rap act, "The President," from Wakefield, MA, will perform his original raps on Thursday night at The Harp in Boston.
Wakefield rapper "The President" will be keeping it local on Thursday night during his headlining performance at The Harp (85 Causeway St.) in Boston. The winner of Patch's "Battle of the Bands," Nicholas Kermelewicz of Wakefield, who goes by the name The President, will be rapping 14 to 16 original songs with self-written lyrics and beats. "It's all local rap and hip hop," he said. "It's a chance to stand in front of everybody and tell my story with my music." In addition to The President, fans will see rapper Nixon Nyce, rapper and producer Jae Fatal, and singer Kally Riddinger, three people who will perform alongside The President. Kermelewicz said that in addition to the song that won the contest, and obvious choice for the concert…
Monday, May 21, 2012
Who topped the six finalists and will get to perform a headlining gig at The Harp?
The President featuring L.E.S White is the winner of the Patch Video Battle of the Bands. The President featuring L.E.S White was the top vote-getter in the final round of the Battle of The Bands beating The Truezoos, Forget the Former, Scotty and the Gang, BlackLight SunRise and DCLA (Dukes County Love Affair). The President featuring L.E.S White’s “You Can Change That” featured Nicholas Kermelewicz of Wakefield and picked up 379 votes out of the approximately 1,000 votes cast by Patch readers over the two weeks of the final round. As the grand prize winner, The President featuring L.E.S. White wins a rockstar prize pack! The grand prize winner will headline a gig at The Harp in Boston, as well as receive a custom-designed event poster …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Choose your favorite out of the six finalists.
Twenty-four submissions are now down to six finalists competing to take the top prize in Patch's Video Battle of the Bands. Six bands and individuals, ranging the gamut from rock to rap, square off to see who will win the grand prize, which includes headlining a show at the Harp in Boston in June. The top two vote getters from each regional competition who are now in the finals are: The President featuring L.E.S White and Scotty and the Gang from the Greater Boston regional round. Forget the Former and The Truezoos from the North Shore/Merrimack Valley regional round. BlackLight SunRise and DCLA (Dukes County Love Affair) from the South Shore/Cape Cod and the Islands regional round. Voting for the final round will run until noon on Friday…
Friday, May 4, 2012
The President featuring L.E.S White and Scotty and the Gang move on to the final round.
The regional round of Patch's Video Battle of the Bands contest has ended, and we have our winners, with two bands moving on to the final round with a chance to win a rockstar prize pack! Winning first place is The President featuring L.E.S White -- "You Can Change That," with band member Nicholas Kermelewicz of Wakefield. The President wins two hours of recording time at Oak Grove Recording in Malden. Coming in second place is Scotty and the Gang -- "Free," with band members Dan Kendricksen, Matt Tagan, Eliot Carduff and Scott Clark, all of Melrose. Starting on Monday, both The President and Scotty and the Gang will square off against the top two finishers from North Shore/Merrimack Valley and South Shore/Cape Cod and the Islands. The …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Tell us who's the best band of these nine entries in the Greater Boston competition. Let us know your pick and why they are your choice in the comment section.
Patch Video Battle of the Bands 2012 is here! More than 20 bands from across Eastern Massachusetts submitted videos of original songs over the past two weeks to multiple area Patch sites in hopes of taking home the top prize. First off is a regional round in which we pit bands and musicians from Greater Boston against one another. They will square off to win bragging rights in the area, a cool prize and a chance to go to the final round and win a rockstar prize pack! The field for the Greater Boston round is strong with musical tastes ranging from rock to rock to pop to rap. Voting for the regional round will run until noon on Friday, May 4. Please vote by telling us your choice in the comment section below the article. One vote per person…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Check out how you or your friend's band could win some serious prizes, including free recording time and a headlining gig at The Harp.
A Back Bay band may soon gets its first big break! Patch is holding a Video Battle of the Bands contest in which local bands will square off for musical supremacy. The Patch Video Battle of the Bands is the chance of a lifetime for local musicians. This is a chance for you and your bandmates to show off your abilities as musicians and earn some terrific prizes. The grand prize winner will get to headline a gig at The Harp in Boston in June! Submissions are due by noon Friday, April 20. A few things about this contest: Area bands whose entries meet the contest rules will square off first in a regional round in which bands from Greater Boston will battle for supremacy – and our readers will tell us who’s their choice! Then, the top two …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Local bands should get ready to upload videos for April 9.
Patch will start collecting entries for our Video Battle of the Bands contest on April 9. The contest will pit bands from nearly three dozens communities in Greater Boston, the North Shore, Merrimack Valley, South Shore, Cape Cod and the Islands. The contest will work this way: We’ll ask local bands to upload a video of themselves performing an original song starting on Monday, April 9. We’ll collect entries over two weeks. On Monday, April 23, we’ll kick off a regional competition across Eastern Massachusetts. Voters will be able to comment and tell us their favorites. Voting for the first round will close on Friday, May 4. The top two winners from each regional group (Boston/Greater Boston North, North Shore/Merrimack Valley, and Greater…