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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 7:00 PM (EDT)


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Single Admittance
Buy your ticket online and save $5! Ticket gets you admittance to OPERATION: BATTLE OF THE BANDS and a wristband for open bar from 7-8PM at The National Underground, plus all night drink specials at the conclusion of the open bar!
Ended $30.00 $2.64
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Become a PLATINUM SPONSOR and receive INCREDIBLE MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES! Sponsorship gets you 10 tickets to the event, VIP wristbands for open bar all night, logo/name on all collateral including social networks postings on Facebook, MySpace and event promotion websites, link to your website from event and G.I. Go website, inclusion in all press releases, premiere signage at the event, and 40 raffle tickets!
Ended $1,000.00 $49.95
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Ended $500.00 $28.49
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Ended $150.00 $9.24
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Winner will receive a cash prize, radio spot and a meeting with

 Artist Group International agent Peter Pappalardo


Joey DeGraw is a widely known independent recording artist, songwriter, voice over actor, and NYC based entrepreneur. His current record, "Say Something Strong," was recently released on National Underground Records and distributed by SONY RED.

The brother of Platinum Recording Artist, Gavin DeGraw, Joey has toured throughout the US and Europe and has appeared on television shows including CW11 in New York City, Fox TV Good Day Dallas and Fox TV Good Day Austin, and radio shows including The Jonathan Clarke Show on 104.3 FM in New York City and the Matt Pinfield Morning Show on 92.3 FM in New York City. Joey was also a regular guest on the nationally syndicated Joey Reynolds radio show.

Joey has written with artists including Joss Stone and Chris Barron of The Spin Doctors both of whom appear on his record, as do Gavin DeGraw and Leslie West.

As a noted voice over actor, Joey has been the voice of A&E Television Network and ITunes, and has performed voiceover spots for major corporations such as Denny's, Coca -Cola, Capri Sun, Gillette to name a few.

Joey is co-owner with Gavin DeGraw, of The National Underground, 159 E Houston, NYC, a roots rock/ Americana music venue situated on the Lower East Side. The National Underground has attracted recording artists such as Norah Jones, Moby, Billie Jo Armstrong of Green Day and John Popper of Blues Traveler and Sports figures such as NASCAR Champion, Jimmie Johnson, who recently named The National Underground as one of his favorite places in New York City, in an NBC interview.

Jonathan Clarke can now be seen as the host of “The Director’s Chair”on Time Warner Cable,  a show all about indy films and filmmakers. Clarke is also a recurring guest host with the MSG Network  with recent appearances on “MSG NY Extra” and “Soundcheck”. For close to two years, Clarke was heard nationwide across America on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Classic Rewind channel. He joined Q104.3, New York and America’s most listened to Rock Station, as an on-air personality and morning show co-host/newsperson in 1997, and continues to be on the air there. Clarke is also host and executive producer of the highly rated “Out of the Box,” show on Q1043,  a show that debuted over nine years ago and has remained #1 in the ratings in it’s timeslot since the show’s inception. He also is on air with 106.7 WLTW (Lite-FM),the most listened to radio station in Americas and is the mid-day host of 103.7 The Band, KKSF Radio in San Francisco. He also has a bi-monthly column in Boulevard Magazine.

Clarke is frequently called upon as a music industry expert and has been seen on interviews recently that aired on MSG, CNBC, Court TV, NY1, WABC-TV, and the WB11 and has been spotlighted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post , The New York Daily News and other publications numerous times.

For more than nine years, Clarke’s been showing his support to musicians with a forum dedicated to showcasing their latest music in his weekly Sunday night show on Q1043.  “Out of the Box,” a show that spins deep cuts from new CD's by classic rock artists, new music from newer artists, as well as music from the garages, basements and lofts of the many undiscovered artists and bands in the NYC tri-state area.  Green Day, Brian Wilson, Julian Lennon, Carly Simon, Lenny Kravitz, Bryan Adams, Ray Davies, John Fogerty, Fountains Of Wayne, Heart, Chris Cornell, John Mellencamp, The Killers, Matisyahu, Russell Crowe, Walter Cronkite, Noel Gallagher, Michael Stipe, Mark Knopfler, Liz Phair, Robert Randolph, Bruce Hornsby, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart  are just a few of the personalities and artists that Jonathan has interviewed. He was the first in New York to play Maroon 5, The Strokes and Robert Randolph on the radio, before they had record deals.

Prior to coming to Q104.3, Clarke served as Music Director/On-Air Personality at WDRE/WLIR on Long Island.  He was also on-air at several radio stations in the NYC tri-state area including WDHA in North Jersey and WPDH in Poughkeepsie. 

While on the airwaves for the past 18 years, Clarke stood out from his peers with his extensive background as an A&R person, rock historian/ interviewer and journalist.  He started his career as a charts researcher for Billboard Publications before heading to Arista Records as a national director PR.  During his tenure there, he also successfully signed The Samples to Arista with Clive Davis in conjunction with his A&R activities. Clarke also held high level creative positions at the  Hard Rock Live Television show,  and I.R.S. Records with Miles Copeland.

Clarke also been a contributing writer to industry trade magazine Hits and Creem Magazine, profiling various recording stars and industry execs. 

An active member of N.A.R.A.S, A.S.C.A.P and A.F.T.R.A and a  singer/songwriter/producer in his own right, Clarke continues to record/produce original music for himself and other upcoming artists. For additional information on Jonathan Clarke, log on to

S.E. Cupp is author of the new book "Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity," which comes out April 27th (Simon & Schuster). She is also co-author of "Why You're Wrong About The Right," which was published by Simon & Schuster in June of 2008. "After two terms of George W. Bush, it’s harder than ever to know what it means to be a conservative, though for a working definition, this book is an excellent place to start.. Cupp and Joshpe have thought it through, and write with the sort of easy wit we could use more of on the right." -- Tucker Carlson.

S.E. is a political columnist and culture critic. She has a regular online column at the New York Daily News, and a regular feature at The Daily Caller. She is a contributing editor at Townhall magazine, and a regular contributor to Politico's "Arena." She has been published in the Washington Post, Newsmax, Slate, Human Events, American Spectator, Townhall,, Sports Illustrated online, Maxim online,, FrontPage, Detroit Free Press and others.

S.E. is a political commentator. She has appeared on FOXNews, MSNBC, CNN, CSPAN, Al Harra and others. She is a regular guest on "Hannity," "Larry King Live," "Fox & Friends," "Geraldo," and "Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld." She has been heard on dozens of radio shows, including The Dennis Miller Show, The Mancow Show, The Curtis Sliwa Show, Bubba the Love Sponge, Andrew Wilkow, The Alan Colmes Show and others.

She is a graduate of Cornell University (2000) and a Masters candidate at NYU (2010). She was born in Carlsbad, CA and grew up primarily in Andover, MA. She lives in New York City.







When Sgt. Christian Bueno-Galdos joined the military, he hoped that his enlistment would help protect those closest to him. Now, after paying the ultimate sacrifice, the country he left to defend is on the verge of tearing his family apart. Sgt. Bueno-Galdos was working to help his mother obtain permanent residency status in the United States. But when he was killed in Baghdad in May of 2009, his mother's path to citizenship was put in jeopardy. Now, still mourning the death of her son, Eugenia Galdos is facing deportation by American Immigration Services.

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When & Where

The National Underground
159 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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