Teen bands to rock for a cure tonight!

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Eight of Boston’s best local teen rock bands will gather in Dedham tonight to rock for a cause as part of “Notes For The Cure”, a battle of the bands competition to benefit Generation Cures at Children’s Hospital Boston.

Notes For The Cure is led by fellow teen rockers and Generation Cures ambassadors Yellowcake, who challenged other high school rock bands to create an original song about “making it better.” Seven local bands answered the call and will showcase their new tunes at the Dedham Community Theatre tonight: The Jessica Prouty Band, Fair 2 Say, The Keys, OCDC, The Gutterheads, Abyss and SPANG. The event will also include special performances from Boston native and Curb Records country recording artist Ashley Gearing, as well as Yellowcake and Billerica singer RIA (Victoria Leigh Eaton). KISS 107.9 FM’s Romeo will emcee the event, which begins at 7:30, and tickets will be available at the door for just $10.

Each of the competing bands performing at Notes For A Cure will receive a one month membership to Sonicbids and a chance to automatically qualify to compete in the “High School Band Brawl”, to be held later this summer at Patriot Place in Foxboro. The bands that raise the most money and have the highest score, as voted on by a panel of judges, each will receive a three-month membership to Sonicbids and a spot for three dates on this summer’s Camplified tour.

Notes For The Cure coincides with the national release of the book “Zebrafish”, a story  about a tween garage band that rallies to help a sick bandmate and encourages kids everywhere to change the world. Published by Simon and Schuster, the book extends Generation Cures’ Zebrafish online animated series created by Dedham native Peter Reynolds and his Boston-based company FableVision.

Generation Cures is a philanthropic movement based at Children’s Hospital Boston that teaches teens and families about the power of giving and science through online and community fundraising, digital media, music and more. Inspiration evolves into action as teens mobilize their community to help raise funds for research at Children’s Hospital.

For more information on Notes For The Cure, please visit the event’s website.

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