ROCK 4 PEF - BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2PM @levitt pavilion
CONGRATULATIONS TO GREY GOO AND NOT EXACTLY MONDAY!
12 of the best young bands in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre performed live at the Rock 4 PEF Battle of the Bands hosted by the Pasadena Educational Foundation with Sugarcult founder and lead guitarist Marko DeSantis as the MC.
Battle of the Bands Finalists Announced
Not Exactly Monday
Our young musicians showcased their music in our online voting competition, PLUS were heard by our expert panel of judges. The online voting scores and the online panel of judges scores will be combined to choose our finalists.
The winner of Battle of the Bands will be the opening act for the second annual Rock 4 PEF concert on Sunday, October 4, 2015.
Bryan Mead, SVP of Artist Services, INgrooves Music Group.
Marty Davich,, Composer
Laura Connelly, Hollywood Bowl Director of Presentations
Ray Briggs, Associate Professor of Music, California State University, Long Beach
Daniel Brummell, Ozma
MARKO DE SANTIS, Lead Guitarist Sugarcult
Marko DeSantis is a music professional best known as the lead guitarist and co-founder of modern rock n roll band Sugarcult, with whom has toured worldwide and sold over a million records since launching out of Santa Barbara, CA in 2001.
Sugarcult released three studio records which spawned hit singles such as; "Bouncing Off the Walls", "Pretty Girl (The Way)", “Do It Alone” and "Memory". They’ve also released a documentary DVD, a live album, a “best of”/concert-DVD..
Sugarcult has headlined their own national and international tours; performed on the main stages of festivals around the world (Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds, Summersonic, Warped Tour, Soundwaves, etc); were the main support act on Green Day’s “American Idiot” USA/Japan tours, and Blink 182’s farewell European tour and countless other tours.
Prior to Sugarcult, Marko played in notable punk/indie bands such as The Ataris, Swingin Utters and Nerf Herder.
Currently Marko holds residencies as a professor at Musicians Institute, Los Angeles College of Music, and Citrus College, specializing in Artist Development, Music Business, and Songwriting.
Marko DeSantis lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife & two children.
Check out these great photos from the day!
Meet our 2015 Battle of the Bands Competitors
Want to participate but don't have a band? Taylor Mathews Wants You!
There is still time to sign up to win a spot to play with Taylor Mathews. Deadline for submission is September 18.
Whether you play guitar, drums, bass, or sing you can enter to earn a spot in Taylor's band at Rock 4 PEF. More here >>
FEATURING DJ KIDD
Marco Lunetta’s career started in 2011 with a summer program taught by DJ Logic. He has studied music production from DJ Serafin and DJing from the Scratch DJ Academy in Los Angeles with DJ Hapa and DJ TinaT. Marco is currently a 9th grade student at Pasadena High School.