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BOOM Round 1, Week 4: Second Trip vs. Shattered Glass

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 15:44 -- webmaster

The polls have been closed for this pair of bands. Congratulations to Shattered Glass for collecting the most votes in this battle!

BOOM isn't just about picking favorites - it's also about promoting and supporting local music. Even though it's too late to vote, get to know the bands below, give them a listen, and if you hear something you like the best way to show support is to check them out in person when possible!

You can find more weekly battles in the BOOM Archives!

Second Trip

Shattered Glass

Band members: Jose Alas - drums / Joshua Gartley - guitar, vocals / Jeff Martinez - bass, vocals

Band bio: Jeff and Jose met while attending the same high school in Lake Worth, FL a little over ten years ago. Without knowing much about their respective instruments, they formed a band with Jose’s brother, Carlos, on guitar and keyboards. The band relocated to Buffalo in 2012 and has since become a staple in the local music scene. Carlos moved back to Florida in November of 2013. He was replaced by Joshua one month later, and without skipping a beat, they were back to their power trio format.

You might like us if: you like Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and the Sword.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: All of our material is original and we don’t play songs we feel that we are simply settling for. We only play songs that we have fun playing. How can we expect the audience to enjoy our show if we are not enjoying it ourselves?


Band members: Will Jenney - guitar, lead vocals / Nick Myers - bass, vocals / Dylan Marki - drums, vocals

Band bio: Shattered Glass is an original Blues Rock/Hard Rock jam band. The current line-up formed in September 2013 with the addition of bassist/vocalist Nick Myers with childhood friends Will Jenney and Dylan Marki. Since the winter of 2013 we have been performing regularly throughout the Buffalo area and our debut LP is currently in production.

You might like us if: like hard rock, blues rock, and jam bands with a modern touch, or if you enjoy Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Rival Sons, the Black Keys, Gov’t Mule, and any other shredding and jamming rock ‘n’ roll band.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: Our group brings something the Buffalo music scene hasn’t seen in a long time—blow-your-face-off guitar with booming and thumping bass lines, soulful vocals, and a drummer that plays with the power of God, all united in the name of aggressive riff-based hard rock, passionate blues rock, and deep improvisational jams.


What did you think about this week's contestants? Feel free to discuss below. Please keep comments friendly, and please remember a comment is not the same as a vote - if you'd like to vote, cast your ballot above!