Announces its Banding Together Annual Benefit for the Spondylitis Association Of America

Schedule includes Multiple Concerts, Live Webathon,and Compilation Album

9.10.18 - Internet radio station and music website, where NJ rock lives, has announced its schedule of events for its 2018 Banding Together, its annual benefit for The Spondylitis Association of America. This year’s event is bigger and better than ever once again bringing together some of the best local indie musicians from around New Jersey performing in October and November at multiple benefit concerts at such popular venues as The Brighton Bar (Long Branch) and Clash Bar (Clifton), the return of its 3-day webathon broadcast live on and its annual music compilation. See full schedule of events below.

“We are thrilled to bring back the popular webathon component to our Banding Together benefit this year thanks to the expansion of our studio,” says Lazlo, the founder of and organizer of Banding Together. “It’s back bigger and better than ever with nearly 40 artists performing live on between Friday, October 19 and Sunday, October 21.”

All money raised from the concerts, webathon donations and compilation downloads, will go directly to the Spondylitis Association Of America to fund research and provide the programs and services the spondylitis community has come to rely on. Spondylitis is a genetic rheumatoid arthritic condition that causes inflammation and fusion in the vertebrae of the spine. has been hosting annual Banding Together benefits for more than a decade now and has raised thousands of dollars for the cause and has helped increased awareness of this genetic disease which the Centers For Disease Control says affects more than 2.7 million adults in the US.

“I am so grateful to have the opportunity to host the annual Banding Together benefit as a way to raise funds and awareness for a cause that is very personal to me as my wife, Naomi, suffers from ankylosing spondylitis (AS). I have seen the debilitating effects of this disease and the chronic pain and discomfort it causes,” says Lazlo. “Thanks to the artists who donate their time and talents, and to the music fans who support the shows, live broadcast and download the comp year after year. Their love for music goes very far in helping us raise money and draw attention to a disease that affects more than two million people.”

Artists scheduled to perform at Banding Together Events include: Amanda Duncan, Amanda Rose Riley, Anthony Walker, Brian Rothenbeck, Dave Vargo, DDA, Deena & Jon (The Cucumbers), Deirdre Forrest, Diego Allessandro, Don Lee, Drive Kid, Ernston, Evil Annie & The Ants, Frank Patrouch, Hal Guitarist, Happy Joe Canzano, J Orellana (erase:rewind), Jeff Devito (Particle Zoo), Jenny & The Felines, Jenny Cat, Jerry Lardieri (Brixton Riot), Jersey Drive, Jim Testa, Joe Billy, Joe Schroeck, John Van Ness & Tauree, Jon Caspi & The First Gun ft Dez Cadena, Jonathan Andrew, Joshua Bicknell, Joshua Van Ness, Keith Beck's Zigman Bird, Keith Monacchio, Kim Boyko, Laree Cisco, Lion-Hearted, Marc Gambino (Lion-Hearted), Match Party, Mazeffect, Michael Scotto, Mick Chorba (Successful Failures), Mighty Alrighty, Mike Ferraro, Old Currents, Puppyboy, Rhonette Smith, Rick Dill, Ruby Bones, Sean Faust, Shotgun Bill, Sonofdov, The Williamsboy, Thomas Johnston, Tony Tedesco, Ziggy Grover, and more TBA.

(artists performing are subject to change)

Lineups for each event are below.

Schedule of Banding Together Events:

Benefit Concert Schedule

Friday October 12 at The Clash Bar (Clifton)
Evil Annie & The Ants, Jenny & The Felines, Lion-Hearted, Match Party

Saturday October 13 at Espresso Joe’s (Keyport)
Deirdre Forrest, Drive Kid, Frank Patrouch, Hal Guitarist, Jersey Drive, Joe Schroeck, John Van Ness & Tauree, Joshua Bicknell, Rhonette Smith, Tony Tedesco

Friday November 9 at Brighton Bar (Long Branch)
Jon Caspi & The First Gun ft. Dez Cadena, Maze Effect (formerly Mazeffect. Reunion show - first show in 10 years), Puppyboy, The Extras Inc.

Benefit Webathon (Internet broadcast on - Friday October 19 through Sunday October 21

Friday October 19
Brian Rothenbeck, Dave Vargo, DDA, Diego Allessandro, Ernston, Jenny Cat, Jerry Lardieri (Brixton Riot), Laree Cisco, Marc Gambino (Lion-Hearted), Mike Ferraro, Sean Faust, Shotgun Bill

Saturday October 20
Amanda Duncan, Anthony Walker, Don Lee, Hal Guitarist, Happy Joe Canzano, Joe Billy, Joshua Van Ness, Keith Beck's Zigman Bird, Keith Monacchio, Kim Boyko, Mick Chorba (Successful Failures), Rick Dill, Thomas Johnston

Sunday October 21
Amanda Rose Riley, Deena & Jon (The Cucumbers), J Orellana (erase:rewind), Jeff Devito (Particle Zoo), Jim Testa, Jonathan Andrew, Michael Scotto, Old Currents, Ruby Bones, Sonofdov, The Mighty Alrighty, The Williamsboy, Ziggy Grover

In addition to the live concerts and webathon, the 2018 Banding Together digital compilation will include previously unreleased songs from: A Halo Called Fred, Afloat, Beth Wimmer, Bil Brixton, Brian Rothenbeck and The Adventuring Party, Catherine Wacha, Christian Beach, Colie Brice III, D. Smith, Deena, Diego Allessandro, Dw. Dunphy, erase:rewind, Fuhgawee Hunting Club, Happy Joe, Jersey Drive, Joshua Bicknell, Meeko Brando, Mike Ferraro, motherface, Old Smile, Out Of Service, Particle Zoo, Rabbit Velvet, Shotgun Bill, Sonofdov, Tauree, The Fisherman & The Sea, The Subteraneans, The Wag, The WIlliamsboy, Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5, Tura Lura, Wiser Time, Ziggy Grover. Full track listing is below.

All money made from the sale goes to the Spondylitis Association Of America. The compilation is available now for pre-order (release date is October 12th) at You can also purchase previous Banding Together compilations to help the Spondylitis Association Of America via Bandcamp.

The cover art for this year's compilation came courtesy of Dw Dunphy. If you need graphics design work for albums, websites, etc, please contact DwDunphy @

The Spondylitis Association Of America (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. For more than 30 years SAA has dedicated all of its resources to help improve the lives of people coping with spondylitis. is “Where NJ Rock Lives”. For almost 18 years they have been a website & Internet radio station supporting New Jersey’s local original music scene, by playing predominantly unsigned New Jersey bands.

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Banding Together 2018 Compilation Album Track Listing

1. Afloat - "Crush Me"
2. Fuhgawee Hunting Club - "Mirrors"
3. Tauree - "Tell Me (Alternate Take)"
4. Sonofdov - "Curse the Dark and Leave the Wolves Behind"
5. Brian Rothenbeck and The Adventuring Party - "The Complete Guide to the F***ing Obvious (Live Acoustic in a Living Room)"
6. The Fisherman & The Sea - "Suiciders"
7. Meeko Brando - "Sega Lemon (Fhloston Paradise Remix)"
8. Dw. Dunphy - "Ocean Floor"
9. Colie Brice III - "As Neptune Weeps"
10. motherface - "Living Child in the Dead World"
11. Shotgun Bill - "Man Down"
12. Catherine Wacha - "Start Again (Demo Version)"
13. Beth Wimmer - "When I Die"
14. Joshua Bicknell - "Knocking Down My Front Door"
15. Tura Lura - "Dazed and Drifting (Braveathon Live Broadcast)"
16. Out Of Service - "Ashes (Weary Eyed)"
17. Diego Allessandro - "It Ain't Easy (Stranger Things Mix)"
18. Particle Zoo - "Hydrogen (2018 version)"
19. Happy Joe - "Not My Friend"
20. Jersey Drive - "Long Way Home (Live & Acoustic @ Banding Together 2016)"
21. The Wag - "Your Eyes (Music Video Mix)"
22. Deena - "Moonlight"
23. Christian Beach - "Louise, take off your sunglasses"
24. Old Smile - "Ready To Take Flight"
25. erase:rewind - "If I Were Into Hip Hop This Would Be A Battle Rhyme (demo)"
26. D. Smith - "Yellow Snowflake Theme"
27. The Subteraneans - "Caught in a Cloud"
28. Wiser Time - "XII (acoustic version)"
29. The WIlliamsboy - "No Slave"
30. Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5 - "Bittersweet (ft. Audrey Kate Geiger & David Mayfield)"
31. Bil Brixton - "2 AM"
32. A Halo Called Fred - "Out of Respect for the Bronies"
33. Ziggy Grover - "Mental Picture"
34. Mike Ferraro - "Hard To Take"
35. Rabbit Velvet - "Sway"