See 2:40 for Open Source Band clips
See 3:45 for Tom Conrad, CTO Pandora, receiving the Technology All-Star Reward on behalf of Pandora. Thanks Tom for including me in your acceptance speech.
Purchase $5 off tix at http://svrocks2010.eventbrite.com/?discount=osb5off
The Open Source Band is
Andy Barton — Vocals
Greta Boesel — Vocals
Larry Marcus — Drums
Alison Murdock — Vocals
Chris Pan — Guitar
Andrew Stess — Bass
Jay Webster — Guitar
Randi Zuckerberg — Vocals
not pictured is Tim Chang (Guitar) who is taking an OSB sabatical.
The band is all "tech" people from Facebook, Silicon Valley Rocks, Quova, Walden Venture Capital, AmpliFIND Music Services
A detailed profile of the band is here or visit the Open Source Band on Facebook.
See a video of Open Source Band '09 here
The full line up for the evening is:
The Hot Toddies— Oakland’s sweethearts, The Hot Toddies mix 1950’s beach pop with indie rock riffs, a bottle of whiskey and a dry sense of humor. Tech affiliations: SAY Media (formerly VideoEgg/Six Apart).
Open Source Band— SV’s original cover band featuring special guests Randi Zuckerberg, Chris Pan Andy Barton, Jay Webster, Larry Marcus, Andrew Stess, Greta Boesel, and Alison Murdock. Tech affiliations: Facebook, Quova, Walden Venture Capital, AmpliFIND Music Services.
Lucid Mechanism — A sonic experience that gracefully abuses the preconceptions of live electronic music. Tech affiliations: Pyramind, Ex’pression College, Apple (Genius Bar).
Ingar Brown and the Future Funk— Funk, hip-hop, soul, dance and R&B all wrapped up in an eclectic box that’s ready to get any party started. Brown was on the short list for a Grammy nomination in 2009. Other Mashery players include Roger Plotz, currently the lead guitar player for The Memphis Murder Men and members of the SF Bay Area award winning coverband Busta Groove. Tech affiliations: Mashery.
Coverflow: eergetic and fun cover band who has made the tech-party circuit from TechCrunch to The Lobby. Tech affiliations: Mayfield, Facebook, Blippy, Dropbox.
Keep music in schools
All proceeds for Silicon Valley Rocks! will be donated to Music in Schools Today (MuST). MuST is the Bay Area’s answer to the crisis in music education. Despite extensive research indicating that music instruction supplies intellectual, emotional and physical components critical to children’s development, music and arts programs are often the first victims of budget cuts. MuST advocates for, supports and develops integrated, accessible, sustainable and measurable music-in-education programs that improve student achievement.
See the full article HERE. Here is an exerpt:
By BOB TEDESCHI
Published: November 10, 2010
You won’t see Twitter, Slacker orFacebook, among others, on this list. Although I find them indispensable, the services aren’t unique to a mobile phone. To make my Top 10, an app must deliver an experience you couldn’t find on your computer — something, in other words, that exemplifies the smartphone at its best.
SOUNDHOUND (FREE AND $5) You’ve probably heard of Shazam, the app that identifies songs. SoundHound is faster, and it offers a broader range of ancillary features. You can hum a tune into the phone and it’ll find the song, look up lyrics and run YouTube videos of song performances. The $5 version lets you identify an unlimited number of songs. Users of the free version get five tags monthly.
apps he profiled in the article: Google, SoundHound, Hipstamatic, Evernote, Angry Birds, Urbanspoon, Starwalk, FireFox Home, QuickOffice Mobile Suite, RedLaser, Quick Calls.