|The Social Bandits|
A fundraiser for the band The Social Bandits, winners of the Detroit Blues Society’s 2013 Youth Challenge, will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at Classic Lanes, 2145 Avon Industrial in Rochester Hills.
All proceeds from the event -- which includes music by The Social Bandits, The Deals (the winners of the 2012 Detroit Blues Society Youth Challenge) and Painting Cows -- will go toward assisting The Social Bandits with expenses when they represent the Detroit Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis. The International Blues Challenge begins Tuesday and runs through Jan. 25.
Members of the band include Jesse Medawar (vocals/guitar), Jared Bentley (lead guitar), Brad Rude (bass), and Dylan Walsh (drums).
Admission to the fundraiser is $10 at the door and includes four hours of bowling. Shoe rental will be 50 cents. Admission is $5 for non-bowlers.
The DBS is seeking teen bands to enter the 2014 Detroit Blues Society Youth Challenge on Aug. 10 at Classic Lanes. The contest is free to enter and the winning band will represent Detroit at the 2015 IBC.
Bands wishing to enter the contest can contact Cherie Lowe at Hillbird@comcast.net.
Next month, The Social Bandits headline an EP release party and benefit for Mittens for Detroit. The event is slated to start at 8 p.m. on Feb. 15 at Small’s in Hamtramck. Advance tickets are available for $8 at smallsbardetroit.com, or $10 at the door. A silent auction will benefit Mittens for Detroit.
Also performing will be the bands Dream Version and Brae. A donation of a pair of new, unused mittens or gloves nets you a free CD from all the bands.
For more info, click www.mittensfordetroit.org.
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