Sunday, July 1, 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. The President, a Wakefield rapper, who captivated the crowd Thursday with an hour-plus set at The Harp.
Did you attend Thursday's Patch Battle of the Bands concert at The Harp? If you took photos, upload to the article.
The President, The Truezoos and Forget the Former rocked The Harp at the Patch Battle of the Bands concert at The Harp in Boston on Thursday. Well more than 100 people came to listen to the local bands and musicians. Did you attend? Upload your photos to this article.
Wednesday, June 27, 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, …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Top finalists in Patch's Battle of the Bands representing Danvers, The Truezoos, will treat fans to a non-stop set of rock at The Harp on June 28.
No glitz, no glamour, no problem. For Sean O'Sullivan, Jeff Kereakoglow and Marc Hoffman, the three members of the up and coming rock band The Truezoos, it's all about the music. On Thursday, they will perform at Patch's Battle of the Bands concert at The Harp in Boston along with Forget the Former and the winner of the Video Battle of the Bands, The President. Register for this free event on our Event Brite page. The Georgetown natives decided to go all in back in 2009, after finishing up college, and are now working day jobs "just to pay the bills," as founding band member Sean O'Sullivan stated, because "the music is our priority." The Truezoos style of music, which lead singer/lead guitarist Sean O'Sullivan described as funky-fresh, …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Sign up for the free event.
Nick Kermelewicz aka The President enjoyed the spoils of winning Patch's Video Battle of the Bands when he and 25 of his friends took a Bustonian party bus tour. That was the first part of his grand prize. The topper will be when he headlines a gig at The Harp in Boston on June 28. The President will appear on the same bill as Battle of the Bands runners up The Truezoos and Forget the Former. The concert kicks off at 8 p.m. and will include 45-minute sets by The Truezoos and Forget the Former before Wakefield's The President finishes the show with a 90-minute set. Patch has created an Event Brite page so you can register for the free event. In addition to the great local bands, the event will feature Patch swag created just for the event. …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The winner of Patch's "Battle of the Bands" is recording artist and Wakefield resident Nick Kermelewicz, who is looking to make it big in the local music scene.
"If you don't like the way you're living, you can change that," raps Wakefield resident Nick Kermelewicz, known in the Boston music scene as The President. And he means it. A self-made musician, Kermelewicz, 21, is the winner of Patch's "Battle of the Bands," contest, the month-long competition that pitted local acts against one another and looked to the community to pick the top act. But Kermelewicz, who grew up north of Boston in Chelsea, MA, is no stranger to success. He has already started his own production company called Jotdown Entertainment, and is now looking to make it as a recording artist. "I’ve just built myself up from my mom’s basement," he said. "I produce about 75 percent of my own music, and I work with a producer out …
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 BlackLight SunRise, DCLA (Dukes County Love Affair), The Truezoos, Forget the Former, and Scotty and the Gang. 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: BlackLight SunRise and DCLA (Dukes County Love Affair) from the South Shore/Cape Cod and the Islands regional round. 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. Voting for the final round will run until noon on Friday…
Friday, May 4, 2012
BlackLight SunRise, regional winner of the South Shore, Cape Cod and Islands Video Battle of the Bands, will move on to the next round with DCLA.
They battled. You banded together to vote for your favorite song and in the end BlackLight SunRise took home the win with the song "The One." It was the one - a winner crafted by Derek Measor of Plymouth; Zakk Doucette of Kingston; Ryan Quinn of Plymouth; Courtney Petersen of Kingston; and CJ Carroll of Halifax Video Battle of the Bands winner of the South Shore, Cape Cod and Islands BlackLight SunRise will be spending two hours at Seasound Audio, donated in conjunction with Plimro Record Label, located in Plymouth. Behind BlackLight SunRise was followed by runner-up DCLA (Dukes County Love Affair) and will also make it to the next round to square off against the top two finishers from the Greater Boston area and the North Shore/Merrimack…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Tell us who's the best band of these three entries in the South Shore/Cape Cod and the Islands 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 the South Shore and Cape Cod and the Islands 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! 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 per day please. The winner of the this regional South Shore/Cape Cod and the …