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March 17, 2010 > Bands4Bands Award Show

Bands4Bands Award Show

By Mona Shah

This year's Bands4Bands Annual Awards Program, marks the tenth year of this organization. Bands4Bands members nominated, voted, and on March 20 will present awards to member musicians for their achievements. The Awards Program acknowledges talented musicians and musical diversity within the organization. Everyone participates in one way or another, either by performing, presenting, introducing, or being nominated.

For the past decade, Bands4Bands has provided band members and local fans an environment that values music, supports performers, and extends friendship to all those who share their vision. The mission of this Bay Area coalition of bands is to help "network by performances." Awards Program Organizer Pete Schaaphok is the founder of Bands4Bands and lead drummer for "Mystic Rage."

Each year, Bands4Bands recognizes outstanding members at a party filled with musical performances and special guests. This year's performing bands are Analog Soul, Hands of Time, Mystic Rage, In the Absence, and Hemorage. These bands are also the nominees for "Best Song of the Year." The Hormones (Female Tribute to The Ramones) will headline and close the show.

'Girls' of Original Sin will be performing and doing the 'Model Walk-off' with Award Winners. Gift bags with 'Swag' from Jagermeister and from many of the bands from within the organization will be available for the first 100 guests.

Schaaphok has worked tirelessly to support bands in the Bay Area and beyond; to keep the music scene alive and growing. To support the awards event, bands from within the organization have sponsored tables to cover expenses.

Musicians interested in starting a band, recording or networking can become a member of Bands4Bands, attend meetings and listen to guest speakers who help with legal and organizational issues. For more information, please visit, or call (510) 278-9695.

Bands4Bands Award Show
Saturday, March 20
7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
Oakland Metro Operahouse
630 3rd Street, Oakland
(510) 278-9695

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