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New Jersey Station Hosts 14th Annual Virtual Benefit Concert for the Spondylitis Association Of America

“Your #1 Source For All Things In New Jersey's Local Original Music Scene,” BlowUpRadio.com, continues its annual Banding Together: Benefit For The Spondylitis Association of America, bringing together some of the best local indie musicians from around the Garden State.

On October 15th through 17th, over 40 artists will perform 30 minute sets of their music live on BlowUpRadio.com’s internet radio station. The artists traverse a gambit of genres from easy listening to punk rock, and all sorts of genres in between.

During these times when enhanced safety protocols are necessary at live concerts, the Banding Together webathon is unique in that it is strictly virtual, so you can hear it from the comfort of your own home, and all artists will be performing remotely.

Spondylitis is a genetic rheumatoid arthritic condition that causes inflammation and fusion in the vertebrae of the spine. To date, BlowUpRadio.com has raised over ten thousand dollars for the cause, and raised awareness of the genetic disease, which the Centers For Disease Control says affects more than 2.7 million adults in the US.

“It means so much to me that we are able to do this benefit for the Spondylitis Association Of America each year,” says Lazlo, the founder of BlowUpRadio.com and the organizer of Banding Together. “My wife was diagnosed with spondylitis 15 years ago. I have watched the debilitating effects of this disease and the chronic pain and discomfort it causes.”

Throughout the broadcast people will be able to donate to the Spondylitis Association Of America (SAA) and download an exclusive compilation of previously unreleased songs. All money raised will go directly to the Spondylitis Association Of America (SAA) to fund research and provide the programs and services the spondylitis community has come to rely on.

Artists scheduled to perform during the Banding Together Webathon include: Alana (Six to Eight/Evil Annie), Amanda Rose Riley, Catherine Wacha, Christian Beach, Commons 2, Deena & Jon (The Cucumbers), Diego Allessandro, Don Lee, erase:rewind, Ferocious Designs, Greg McGarvey, Happy Joe Canzano, Jake Thistle, Jason Michael, Jenny Cat, Jersey Drive, Joe Billy, Josh Bicknell, Kathleen Elle, Katye Kellye And The Interruption, Laree Cisco, Lucid By Midnight, Mark Parker, Matt Colligan, Motherface, Nick and the Leg-Heavy Boys, Pat Veil, Rory D'Lasnow, Shotgun Bill, Sonofdov, Still Ghost, Teen Idle, The Clydes, The Fisherman & The Sea, The Gattsville Creeper, The Mighty Alrighty, The Random Hubiak, The Wag, Tommy Strazza, Tony Tedesco, Turnpike Gates, and Ziggy Grover

(artists performing are subject to change)

This year’s digital compilation, which will be available by donating to the Spondylitis Association Of America. The compilation includes previously unreleased songs from: AFTYN, Alana, Alex Julia, Amanda Rose Riley, Blue Vervain, Bruce Donnola, Bruce Tunkel, By Torchlight, Catherine Wacha, Christian Beach, Colie Brice, Commons 2, Deena & Jon (The Cucumbers), Diego Allessandro, Don Lee, erase:rewind, Ferocious Designs, Fuzzruckus, Happy Joe Canzano, Hello Whirled, How I Became Invisible, Jake Thistle, Jason Michael, Jersey Drive, Josh Bicknell, Katye Kellye And The Interruption, Keith Monacchio, Laree Cisco, Lucid By Midnight, Mark Parker, Matt Colligan, Mike Ferraro, Motherface, No Cones, Pat Veil, Pete Jager, Scott Making Cents, Shotgun Bill, Smallpox, Still Ghost, The Carousers, The Fisherman & The Sea, The Gattsville Creeper, The Mighty Alrighty, The Subterraneans, Tony Tedesco, & Ziggy Grover

(artists on compilation are subject to change)

The compilation will be available to download in October by donating to the Spondylitis Association of America at https://www.spondylitis.org/webathon

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 35 years SAA has dedicated all of its resources to help improve the lives of people coping with spondylitis.

BlowUpRadio.com is “Where NJ Rock Lives”. In December they will be celebrating 21 years as a website & Internet radio station supporting New Jersey’s local, original music scene by playing predominantly unsigned New Jersey bands. For more information on Banding Together & BlowUpRadio.com go to http://www.BlowupRadio.com

For More information on the Spondylitis Association Of America go to http://www.spondylitis.org