WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - January 28, 2010) - CHEN PR has joined on as an event supporter for what is quickly establishing itself as the American Idol of technology industry entertainment events -- Xconomy's "Battle of the Tech Bands 3: Seattle vs. Boston." The event will be held on Thursday, February 4 at The Middle East in Cambridge, with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. All net proceeds will be donated to Science Club for Girls and Year Up Boston.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door and can be purchased here.

This year's Battle will feature musicians from some of New England's most innovative companies -- and those from the Pacific Northwest, thanks to the addition of two top bands from Xconomy's battle in Seattle last summer -- as they go head to head for rock and roll supremacy. Fans in attendance will decide which band -- and which coast -- is best.

Bands competing include:

--  Dirty Truckers - representing American Well; formerly representing
--  Deadbeat Darling - representing Pictela; formerly representing Akamai
--  McAlister Drive - formerly representing Linedata Services
--  Lions Ambition - representing Boeing
--  Juda's Wake - representing Microsoft

Additional event sponsors and supporters include Microsoft New England Research and Development Center, McNamee Lawrence & Co., Aerva, Nimbit, Bristol Studios, Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX), Mass Technology Leadership Council, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, American Well, Avalon Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Google, Google Ventures, Harmonix, H&R Block, Heartland Robotics, IDEO, iRobot, Ten Minute Media and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.


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