Teen Places to Go & Things to Do
The Bands — 2013 Teen Battle of the Bands
Join us for an afternoon of music and fun as the next generation of young musicians takes to the stage! The FREE, family friendly concert will take place Saturday July 20, 2013 from 1-4pm in the City parking lot next to the Downtown Branch Library.
Watch & Listen to the Bands
- Bird Sounds
The name "Bird Sounds" dates back to 2010 when song writer Grant Simmons began using it as an outlet for his solo post rock material. The name came from his pet bird who, due to thin walls in his house, can be heard singing along on all his early demos in the background. Bird Sounds became a duo when Grant starting jamming with Connor in the fall of 2011 when he wasn't busy with his main band, Rat Trap. Slowly, jams became songs and recording started. The duo's first EP was released on July 11th, 2012. The band is currently in the process of recording their first full length album.
- Smith Alley
An alternative rock band from Hollister, CA, Smith Alley came together in 2011 and enjoys expressing themselves through music lyrics.
Jesaiah Baer & David O' Carigg - Vocals
Alex Sanchez & Omar Huweih - Guitar
Corey Cota - Bass
Ryan Loomis - Drums
Recently recorded their EP, and has planned to record a full length album and will be playing at venues near you!
- Funk Faction
FUNK FACTION is a teenage Funk band from Santa Cruz. They were formed in the Fall of 2010. Although Funk Faction plays many instrumentals, they also play vocal songs with Kaia Los Huertos singing. Their members include:
Alex Rodriguez and Jake Thomas - guitar
Jake Gunter - keyboard
Mark Wason - bass guitar
Keshav Batish - drums