Open Source Band at SVR, Dec 1 at Great American Music Hall

Walden Venture Capital's Larry Marcus is honored to be in the drumming chair for the Open Source Band. Playing Wednesday December 1, 2010 at 8p at the Great American Music Hall.

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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:

Sonic Love Tonic — Second place winners at the Emergenza Battle of the Bands in 2009, classic American rock ‘n roll with a hipster twist. Tech affiliations: Dogster, CBSi (CNET).

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.

RubberSideDown— Radio-friendly, 70’s hard rock with an alluring rough edge. Tech affiliations: Oracle, The Loomis Group, Advent Software.

Sid Luscious and the Pants — Maximum new wave: the greatest 80’s band there never was. Tech affiliations: MOG, Gracenote, Rhapsody (co-creator), Liquid Audio & IODA (former employees).

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.

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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.