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Corporate Battle of the Bands

Are you a business professional who plays music on the side? Are you a budding musician who’s looking to take music seriously and procure a recording studio agreement? Do you want to have your chance to play in front of celebrity judges and your friends on the stage at Antone’s? Cirrus Logic and HEB present the third annual Corporate Battle of the Bands fundraiser and concert at Antone’s on Tuesday, April 20 6pm-midnight.

At a kickoff on February 25, Cirrus Logic CEO Jason Rhode and HEB Retail Operations Director Craig Riha challenged the business community to identify and support a band from their company.

This is one of the most fun events of the year and we hope you will join us! Prizes will be awarded for Grand Prize, Best Original Band, Best Cover Band and Fan Favorite. Grand Prize includes a day of recording time at Bismeaux Studio and four three day passes to the 2010 Austin City Limits festival. The Fan Favorite prize includes a gig at Stubb’s (indoors) and $500 gift certificate to Strait Music. Special thanks to Antone’s, Bismeaux Productions, C3 Presents, Strait Music, and Affordable Sound for their support of the event. Check out the latest meticore reviews.

This year’s judges include Andy Langer of KGSR and News8Austin, Matt Hickey of High Road Touring and Johnny Goudie, local musician. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 20, 2010! You will not want to miss this event!

HAAM Turns 5 Years Old

2010 marks HAAM’s fifth anniversary. To celebrate, we will be hosting a RockStar Brunch on Sunday, May 23 at Zilker Clubhouse from noon-2 pm. Mark your calendars!

Stay tuned for more information about special musical guests and ticket sales. Special thanks to our sponsors Batter Blaster, C3 Presents, RockStar Bagels, Tito’s Vodka, Twin Liquors, and Whole Foods Market.

2009 Annual Report Released

This week HAAM released its 2009 Annual Report, which shows, among other things, that more than 1,800 member-musicians, most 40 and younger, have been served; that more than 6,000 clinic and dental visits, hospital and hearing health services, mental-health sessions, and referrals were provided in 2009; and that the inspiration and hard work of HAAM founder and guiding light Robin R. Shivers, who passed away last year, will continue to fuel the organization.Visit thehealthmania to learn more about healthy supplements.

HAAM Benefit Day

Whole Foods Market presents the fifth annual HAAM Benefit Day on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. HAAM Benefit Day is a day to celebrate Austin and the musicians that make us the Live Music Capital of the World. On HAAM Benefit Day businesses, large and small, agree to make a cash donation or give 5% of the day’s proceeds to HAAM. Musicians, most of whom are HAAM members, play throughout the city making this event a true celebration of musicians’ health. Find out more about dietary supplements from these leptoconnect reviews.

Special thanks to 2010 Underwriters ThunderCloud Subs and South by Southwest. Together we are keeping live music in Austin alive and well!

Hear Project Success

260 HAAM member-musicians have participated in HEAR Project Clinics since the program’s inception in 2009. The HEAR Project educates, screens and fits musicians with custom ear plugs and is a partnership between HAAM and Estes Audiology. The program has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the musicians who have participated.

One musician wrote, “I’ve been exposing my most important musical asset (my ears) to excessive sound levels for years. I’m looking forward to keeping the remainder of my hearing intact. I hope starting musicians can take advantage of this program, so they can have good hearing for the entirety of their careers. Thank you.”

Special thanks to the audiology doctoral student interns of the University of Texas-Austin Audiology Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders who staff each of the clinics and to Austin Media Tech for donating the space for the clinics!

Good Eggs & HAAM News

Good Eggs & HAAM, a group of young professionals who support HAAM’s mission through awareness and fund raising, named their new co-chairs for 2010. Quinn Donahue, Jackie Rado and Clint Strait will serve as co-chairs and are currently planning the 2010 calendar of events for the group.

Good Eggs & HAAM had a successful first year! In January they culminated the year with a “holiday party in January” at the home of Bill and Ann Schneider. Ray Benson treated the guests to an intimate performance and the group presented the HAAM Board of Directors with a donation of $9,000! Thank you to all the Good Eggs for your generosity and support! The next Good Eggs & HAAM membership drive begins in March.!

Come Support HAAM at the Austin Outhouse Reunion

If you’ve lived in Austin long enough, you remember the old Austin Outhouse, a cozy, dark hole-in-the-wall at 35th and Guadalupe on the Drag. Like many of the old Austin nightclubs that have gone on to the happy hour in the sky (the One Knite, Soap Creek Saloon, Armadillo World Headquarters, etc.), former patrons of The Austin Outhouse Reunion have joined to celebrate a reunion with some of their favorite musicians. The event is April 9, 10, and 11 at Giddy Up’s (12010 Manchaca Rd.). The line up includes:

April 9 at 5pm: Poor Yorick, Lost John Casner, Herman The German, Jon Emery, Ray Holland and The RoadHouse Rockers, The Rhythm Rats, Mark Ambrose, Butch Hancock
April 10 at 2pm: Brooks Brannon, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Dane Paul, Mickey White, Mandy Mercier, Pat Mears, The Ramblers, Ky Hote, George Ensle, Ted Roddy, Butch Hancock
April 11 at 5pm: The Keepers, Calvin Russell, Leti De La Vega, Patty Finney, Ponty Bone and The Squeezetones, Gurf Morlix.
Proceeds will benefit HAAM.

Recent Grants to HAAM

Thank you to the Stephenson Pope Babcock Foundation for its recent grant to HAAM. This unique foundation was created in memory of Pope Babcock and supports programs that Pope would have appreciated and wanted to help. We are honored to be included in this year’s group of grantees.

Because of the Stephenson Pope Babcock Foundation’s generosity HAAM will continue to serve 1,000 low-income, working musicians in 2010. Many thanks!