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Open Spots at the 34th Haight-Ashbury Street Fair Stages

March 23, 2011

Want to play the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair? Here is your foot in the door.


Battle of the Bands Fundraiser which will be showcased at:
THE BLUE MACAW at 2565 Mission Street @ 21st Street

— 20 bands will Battle for 2 Open Spots at the 34th HASF Stages —
Competition Dates:
Rounds One – Five
March 30th – Wednesday
April 14th & 28th – Thursdays
May 19th & 26th – Thursdays
May 27th – Friday
Admission: $7.00 – $10.00 (sliding scale) at the door
Doors open at 8:00 pm – show starts at 9:00 pm
  • Each Round will feature four bands competing to advance to final showdown
  • The five Round winners will compete at the FINAL
  • The top two bands will perform at 34th Annual Haight-Ashbury Street Fair on Sunday, June 12, 2011
  • 1st place band will play at the Stanyan Street Stage; 2nd place will play at the Masonic Street Stage.
  • Bay Area Bands only
  • Original music (No cover bands)
  • Open to all musical styles
  • Submissions of Interes are now being accepted.  Please contact:
Michael Xavier at (415) 664.2970 /
Ace Annesse at (415) 438.0772 /
  • Some opening slots are still available for our BOB fundraiser
  • Our cut off date for submissions is April 15th
  • Each band will get an audience clap count at the end of their set and then a second clap count at the end of the evening
  • There will be no judges or sound meters, so it is up to the bands to pack out the club for their set
  • Musical greatness is encouraged, but having a large crowd will help your chances of winning in the end of the night

Reading is Cool

July 20, 2010

For the past month we have had a book list posted at the studio to collect titles for the upcoming Santa Cruz Public Libraries Teen Battle of the Bands this Saturday, July 24 from 1- 4 PM at the Cruzio Parking Lot beside the Central Library (224 Church Street).

Here is the final book list for your summer reading pleasure:

  1. Off the Rails: Aboard they Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz by Rudy Sarzo.
  2. Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke by Peter Guralnick.
  3. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil.
  4. Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead by David Gans.
  5. The Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson
  6. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby.
  7. Smile, You’re Traveling (Black Coffee Blues Part 3) by Henry Rollins.
  8. Across the Great Divide: The Band and America by Barney Hoskyns
  9. Motley Crue: The Dirt – Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Neil Strauss.
  10. T.A. Z.: The Temporary Autonomous Zone (Autonomedia New Autonomy Series) by Hakim Bey.
  11. Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground by Michael Moynihan.
  12. Last Train from Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick.
  13. Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick.