See You Tonight at Battle of the Tech Bands: Come for Boston!
It’s been a busy week covering venture deals, IPOs, and all the iPad fallout fit to print, so we’re ready to release by defending our East Coast honor tonight at the Battle of the Tech Bands. This will be the third year we’ve hosted the showdown between bands from area tech companies, but will be the first time we’ve twisted it by inviting contenders from Seattle’s version of the event to compete. If you’re ready to show the Pacific what we’re made of (and laugh at them for shivering in these frigid temperatures we’re all too used to) join us at the Middle East tonight. Doors open at 7, and the music starts at 7:30 sharpish.
As a reminder, we’ll be listening to West Coast guests Lions Ambition (representing Boeing) and Juda’s Wake (Microsoft) battle some of the best bands from our past two Boston competitions. That includes McAlister Drive (formerly representing Linedata Services), The Dirty Truckers (representing American Well and formerly Sophos), and Deadbeat Darling (representing Pictela and formerly Akamai). In answering the age-old question of which coast is superior, these bands will fight for prizes that should help boost their fame, including studio time and marketing services. Our Seattle editor has asserted with some understated Pacific pride that his city is poised to take it. That’s fine. We’re OK letting others think they’ll win, all the while knowing that our team is the best (duh, we’re Red Sox fans!).
Bring your business cards, cause we’re giving away some great door prizes such as Rock Band bundles, Roombas, Middle East tickets, a fancy dinner gift certificate, and hotel night stay for two (for you classy people out there). You’ll also get to be in the same room with our fabulous guest judges, who represent colorful facets of the local technology entrepreneurship arena (and the entertainment world), such as a Twitter app store, a big name startup incubator program, an investment banking services company, and a music promoter.
If all this appeals to you, hurry! You’ve got another few hours to buy your tickets online for $25, and then they’ll go for $35 tonight at the door. See you there.