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Bobby Blades and friends
“Save Export Email Print Cite Rock-alternative musicians take home coveted prize Oakland Tribune February 9, 2004 | Ben Aguirre Jr., STAFF WRITER | Copyright Permalink HAYWARD -- When the members of Concord band Fine By Me pulled into town Saturday evening, they were part of a self-admitted broke band that was struggling to kick start its career. By the time the night was over, the band got the boost it needed. Fine By Me, a rock-alternative band, defeated 10 other bands Saturday at Chabot College to take the 41st annual Hayward Recreation and Park District's Battle of the Bands. "It puts me at ease," said 20-year-old Bob Mathre, who plays rhythm guitar and sings vocals for the band. He said it makes all the practice and effort worth while. "It's a very good feeling, I'm not stressed at all." Mathre, like some of the other …”