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Bunch of Bands 2010

On April 1, five bands will compete in the gym for prize money in the annual Bunch of Bands competition. Starting at 7, the concert hosts all student bands. Listen and watch the bands that are playing, as featured through the Homegrown section.

Letterhead

Members:

  • Gardner Grantham (Guitar), Max Braasch (Drums), Ian Harmon (Guitar), Chris Tucker (Guitar) Lily Kaufmann (Vocals)

School Concerts:

  • None

Sounds like:

  • Billy Joel

You heard it first:

“We are the underdogs and we are going to come out and amaze everyone.” -Freshman Lily Kaufmann

Homegrown Page, Bio, Photos, and More

Mr. Fish

Members:

  • Nathan Goldman (Guitar), Kaevan Tavakolinia (Bass), Kyle Little (Guitar, Vocals, Bongos), Fish Friend (Keys, Sax), Tyler Kelly (Drums)

School Concerts:

  • Bunch of Bands two years ago
  • Bunch of Bands three years ago (3rd place)
  • Harmon Park Concert

Sounds like:

  • The Flaming Lips
  • The Decemberists
  • Neutral Milk Hotel

You heard it first:

“We are ready to unveil a completely new set of original material, and are preparing a show that isn’t meant to be heard and seen so much as it is to be danced and jumped. We want to have fun. We want you to have fun. We want everyone to just get loose and have a good time.” -Senior Kaevan Tavakolinia

Homegrown Page, Bio, Photos, and More

Space Bear

Members:

  • Max McFarland (Guitar, Vocals), Duncan McHenry (Bass), Matt Chalk (Sax), Cary McRoberts (Drums)

School Concerts:

Sounds like:

  • Paul Simon
  • Bob Marley
  • Gorillaz

You heard it first:

“We are going to provide mind-blowing originals that in addition to blowing minds will inspire ‘Smeasters’ to reconsider their very perceptions of life itself.”    -Senior Max McFarland

Homegrown Page, Bio, Photos, and More

Kept Mess

Members:

  • Joe Newman (Guitar), Conor Creighton (Bass), Brian Rogers (Drums)

School Concerts:

Sounds like:

  • Explosions in the Sky
  • Godspeed
  • MuteMath

You heard it first:

“We plan to create a wall of sound that will entrap everyone’s deepest inner thoughts and scatter them about the gymnasium.”    -Senior Joe Newman

Homegrown Page, Bio, Photos, and More

Menlo

Members:

  • Adam Levin (Guitar), Tim Shedor (Bass), David Beeder (Drums)

School Concerts:

Sounds like:

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Steely Dan
  • Dave Matthews Band

You heard it first:

“Expect physically moving tunes and a nice surprise as we break out a new lick ‘that will make you want to beg for more.’ Consider it our grand finale.”    -Senior Adam Levin

Homegrown Page, Bio, Photos, and More

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