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BOOM Round 2, Week 4: Irregardless vs. Wacko Fest

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 15:47 -- webmaster

The polls have been closed for this pair of bands. Congratulations to Wacko Fest 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!


Wacko Fest

Band members: Brendan Brady - guitar / Mike Creenan - drums, cymbals, percussion / Dillon Fink - vocals / Ryan Smith - bass

Band bio: The world, more accurately Buffalo, NY, has experienced Irregardless in full force. Now it’s time you did! Come check out a Progressive Funk like none other. Brendan’s shredding flurries on the guitar. Mike’s odd yet evenly timed drum fills. Dillon’s vocal range and words of wisdom. Ryan’s epic bass slapping. You won’t be disappointed by the style that is, Irregardless.

You might like us if: like Rush, Soundgarden, Primus, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Police.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: We are striving to be the most original band while still putting on a rocking show that everyone can enjoy. While the most important part to us is the music, we also will entertain. We seriously believe we have what it takes to be Buffalo’s most original band.


Band members: Jeff Wackowski - vocals, guitar / Jim Wackowski - guitar / Ryan Edmonson - drums / Eric Fallon - bass

Band bio: We’re a band that loves live performance. Frequent solos, full-ensemble jams, twisted endings, and powerful finales define our individual songs as much as the lyrics, and we never like to do the same thing twice. Oh yeah, and from what we’ve seen, apparently we’re not too bad at getting a dance floor packed and moving!

You might like us if: like The Black Keys, Dave Matthews Band, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Hubbard, Modest Mouse, Dispatch, The Strokes, and Chevelle.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: We are an up and coming band that isn’t like many other bands out there. We pride on being a “live band.” We strive to put on good live performances. We have enough material to record an album, which we plan on doing soon, as soon as we can get the funds to do so. Winning the Battle of Original Music would give us the funds we need to finish our album, so that we can keep spreading our music and really build a name for ourselves.


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!