Battle of the Tech Bands 3: Boston vs. Seattle—A Video and Photo Extravaganza

2/9/10Follow @wroush

It’s not every day you get to see three great East Coast rock bands on the same stage with two amazing West Coast bands—so we made a point of documenting our big fundraiser last Thursday, the Battle of the Tech Bands 3: Seattle vs. Boston.

Today we want to share the amazing footage and images captured at the event by our volunteer videographer, Mark Woit, and our photographer Kevin Vogelsang.

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Our video is below. And for even more great photos, you can check out Boston24.com’s awesome coverage of the band battle.

We want to thank all our bands for coming out for the event, including Audience Favorite winner The Dirty Truckers (from Jamaica Plain, MA, representing American Well), Most Innovative Band winner Lions Ambition (from Seattle, representing Boeing), and worthy competitors Deadbeat Darling (from Brooklyn, NY, representing Pictela), Juda’s Wake (from Seattle, representing Microsoft) and McAlister Drive (from Boston, formerly representing Linedata Services). For winning the Audience Favorite prize, The Dirty Truckers took home a seven-hour package of studio recording and engineering time donated by Bristol Studios of Boston. And for winning the Most Innovative Band prize, Lions Ambition was awarded a year of online merchandising services donated by Nimbit, also of Boston, as well as three hours of digital media/strategy consulting from Ten Minute Media, of Holyoke, MA.

We’re donating net ticket proceeds from the event to two great local non-profit groups, Science Club for Girls and Year Up Boston. Once all the beans are counted, it looks like we’ll be contributing about $1,100 to each organization.

For helping us to make the Battle of the Tech Bands 3 a big success, we want to thank our event sponsors, Microsoft New England Research & Development Center, McNamee Lawrence & Co., Aerva (which flawlessly handled the audience text message voting for the third year in a row—and this year added interactive photos as well), Bristol Studios, and Nimbit; our band sponsor, Brad Feld; our event partners, the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, MITX, and the Mass Technology Leadership Council; and our event supporters, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, American Well, Avalon Ventures, Chen PR, The Computer Cafe, General Catalyst Partners, Google, Google Ventures, Harmonix, H&R Block, Heartland Robotics, IDEO, iRobot, Ten Minute Media, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Xconomy Battle of the Tech Bands 3: The Video

Wade Roush is a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @wroush

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  • http://www.xconomy.com/author/ghuang/ Gregory T. Huang

    Awesome footage, guys — the bands were incredible, congrats to all of them for putting on an amazing show (though Seattle still rules)! Extra thanks to Brad Feld for making the bicoastal smackdown possible.

    Greg