The Keystone Ska Exchange
Date and Time
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 8:00pm
Scrambled Bands of the Band Scramble
In preparation for the upcoming event:
Billtown Burlesque Presents:
Beauty & The Beats - Burlesque Show & Band Scramble!
The Burlesque part of the evening will be fairy tale themed and a full description is here http://www.facebook.com/events/119289144880764/
Wednesday, July 25 at 8:30pm
50 Hughes St
Williamsport, PA 17701
During KeyStone Ska Exchange's open mic at Benji's, we will draw names and help get the bands organized through a facebook group and emails, as necessary.
The Band Scramble involves having all participating musicians throwing their names into a hat. A random drawing results in groups containing 3-5 players. These groups are now a band and they have one month to get together with their bandmates, pick a band name and arrange up to 15 minutes of music to be presented before a live audience as part of the Billtown Burlesque event on August 25.
Part of the proceeds from Beauty and The Beats will benefit AIDS Resource Alliance.
As a musician, a band scramble is a great way to make new friends, stretch the musical envelope, provide great entertainment and form new projects that could take on a life of their own.
As a fan, a band scramble is a hell of a good time! Many lovers of live music usually have multiple favorite bands in town and this is a unique way to hear them all at the same time.
August 25 from 8-11pm
The Pajama Factory
1307 Park Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701
A 15 minute burlesque performance inside The Community Room (formerly Site B) will begin the evening, with the next 15 minutes belonging to one of the created bands under the gazebo in the courtyard. The entire evening is planned this way, with audience attention alternating from stage to stage every 15 minutes. Both the burlesque performers and the bands require sound that would interfere with one another, so there will be strict adherence to times at both stages.
The following is a list of confirmed musicians and will be updated daily until the date of the drawing.
Al Meck (Keystone Ska Exchange)
Bo Bower (From Atom)
Buddie Kramer (Jawhorse)
Dean Stroop (Keystone Ska Exchange)
Matt Gaffney (Felix Fernglare)
Joel David Rook (From Atom)
Lena Yeagle (Ten Cent Days)
Michael Blaustein (Billtown Burlesque)
Simeon Myers (Cardinal Sims)
Tim Redka (The Captives)
Zack "Cornball" Herbst (Keystone Ska Exchange)
"Things can happen in a band, or any type of collaboration, that would not otherwise happen."