Banding Together

New Jersey Station Hosts 16th Annual Virtual Benefit Concert for the Spondylitis Association Of America

“Your #1 Source For All Things In New Jersey’s Local Original Music Scene,”, 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 13th through 15th, over 40 artists will perform 30 minute sets of their music live on’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, 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 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: 

Allison Strong, Antoine Poncelet Band, Blisstique, Bruce Donnola, Catherine Wacha, Christian Beach, Colie Brice, Commons 2, Cyborg Amok, Diego Allessandro, Don Lee, erase:rewind, Fear Of Falling, Ferocious Designs, Foggy Otis, Fuey, Greg McGarvey, Happy Joe Canzano, Hello Whirled, Jason Didner, Jeff Devito, Joe Billy, Joe Schroeck, Josh Bicknell, Kyla Tilley, Laree Cisco, Matt Colligan, Michael Sternberg, Mike Herz, Shotgun Bill, Sonofdov, The Break Evens, The Cucumbers, The Gattsville Creeper, The Mighty Alrighty, The Winter Sounds

This year’s digital compilation, which will be available by donating to the Spondylitis Association Of America. The compilation includes previously unreleased songs from:

 Allison Strong, Antoine Poncelet Band, Bern Strong, Blisstique, Bruce Donnola, Bruce Tunkel, Catherine Wacha, Chitinous Mandible, Christian Beach, Colie Brice, Coolparadiso, Deena and The Pannacotta Army, Diego Allessandro, Dragondreams, erase:rewind, Fear Of Falling, Ferocious Designs, Frank Patrouch, Gwyn Jones, Happy Joe Canzano, Hello Whirled, Holistic Medicine Project, Jason Didner, Joe Billy, Katye Kellye and the Interruption, Kyla Tilley, Mark Parker, Orbis Max, Quiz Show, retrohaze, Shotgun Bill, Smallpox, The Fisherman & The Sea, The Gattsville Creeper, The Maravines, The Mighty Alrighty, The Random Hubiak, The Unemployed Teachers, The Winter Sounds, Val Emmich

The compilation will be available to download in October by donating to the Spondylitis Association of America.

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 40 years SAA has dedicated all of its resources to help improve the lives of people coping with spondylitis. is “Where NJ Rock Lives”. In December they will be celebrating 22 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 & go to

Anyone who donates $10 or more will receive a code to download the compilation. Codes will be sent within one business day.

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