BANDING TOGETHER: BENEFIT FOR THE SPONDYLITIS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

Friday October 16th through Sunday October 18th BlowUpRadio.com and ThePenguinRocks.com will present the second annual BANDING TOGETHER: A BENEFIT FOR THE SPONDYLITIS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA.

This 48 hour benefit webathon will feature over 50 bands performing live on the internet radio stations to raise money for this good cause. Among the acts performing live will be nationally known artists like Dave Wakeling (The English Beat), and Miles Hunt (the Wonder Stuff).

“The webathon will be the internet radio equivalent of the Jerry Lewis telethon, only with better music,” says Lazlo, the founder of BlowUpRadio.com and the organizer of Banding Together.

During the course of Banding Together, we’ll be asking people to donate money via a secure on-line section of the Spondylitis Association Of America’s website. As a thank you, for every $10 donation during the webathon you will be sent a CD.

About the Spondylitis Association Of America (SAA):

SAA is a non-profit organization that was the first and remains the largest resource for people affected by spondylitis. Through their efforts, they help advance education, research and treatment for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and related diseases. Their interactive website boasts more than 600 pages of content and receives more than one million hits per month. For more than 25 years SAA has dedicated all of its resources to help improve the lives of people coping with spondylitis.

"This is a very personal benefit for me as my wife, Naomi, suffers from ankylosing spondylitis (AS).", says Lazlo, " I have seen the debilitating effects of this disease and the chronic pain and discomfort it causes. This benefit is the least I can do to help my wife, and over a million others who suffer from AS."

The following bands are scheduled to perform as part of BANDING TOGETHER: A BENEFIT FOR THE SPONDYLITIS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

Agency, Analogue Transit, Anderson Council, Anthony Fiumano, Arlan Feiles, Ben Godwin, Bobby Strange, The Break Evens, Brett Fuentes, Brett Harris, Christian Beach, Colie Brice & the New Age Blues Experience, Copesetic, The Crayons, Crewman Number Six, The Cucumbers, Domenick Carino, double-breasted, Downshallow, Echofission, The English Beat, The Future Kings Of Nowhere , George Wirth, The Groucho Marxists, The Heshers, Hey Tiger, James Dalton, Jason Didner, Jim Testa, Joe Canzano, John & Kaitlyn Raido, Jon Caspi, Jonathan Andrew, Joshua Van Ness, Julian Peterson, Kaiser Cartel, Kimon, Kosmic Daydream, Lisa Bianco, Lloyd United, Mark Parker, Marcy Playground, Matt Colligan, Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls (The Wonder Stuff), New Day Dawn, Paul Rosevear (Readymade Breakup), Randy Morning, Reachdown, Rick Barry, Rik Mercaldi, Scruff (The Tea & Whiskey), Second Dan, The Successful Failures, Thomas Martin & Jeanne O'Neill, Tommy Strazza, Tony Tedesco, Tris McCall, Twice, Val Emmich, The Wag, The Winter Sounds, Wiser Time, Zigman Bird

More acts will be announced soon. All acts subject to change.

For more information on the webathon and live benefit concert, please go to www.BlowUpRadio.com, or e-mail Lazlo@BlowUpRadio.com.

BlowUpRadio.com is an internet radio station and website started in 2000, dedicated to the support of New Jersey's local original music scene.