August 12, 2014


  • Corporate Battle of the Bands is almost here!
  • Corporate Battle of the Bands: Band profiles
  • Amplify Austin wrap up
  • Love Amazon? Now you can support HAAM when you buy!Make a Donation to HAAM


The 7th Annual Corporate Battle of the Bands returns May 9th to
benefit Health Alliance for Austin Musicians at the ACL-Live Theater
(310 Willie Nelson Blvd). Tickets on sale at www.acl-live.com

Help us make this the biggest Corporate Battle of the Bands yet!
Great silent auction items such as passes to SXSW, ACL Fest,
Autographed guitars and more will be available to bid on. Special
give away drawings during the night for those in attendance, and of
course, one of the most unique concerts in Austin!

Tickets are just $15, features a ROCKIN’ silent auction, as some of
Austin’s top companies battle for the vote of celebrity judges, the
audience’s favor and grand prizes!

100% of the night’s proceeds will go to HAAM ensuring that we keep
Austin music alive and well. So get your tickets today!


Free With RSVP (Do512)
Do512 presents Free with RSVP, their all star staff band taking part
for the first year ever in HAAM’s Corporate Battle of the Bands.
Experts in what makes Austin cool, HAAM is thrilled to welcome Free
With RSVP  to their first ever Corporate Battle of the Bands.

Sleeping on Silver (Wenzel Spine)
Sleeping on Silver is a band comprised of 6 Austin professionals who
love to play rock n’ roll.   Inspired by the success of Wenzel
Spine’s  previous CBoB entry, The Gascans, Sleeping on Silver is a
collection of  several local Austin musicians who are committed to
providing great music and great support of HAAM.

Heavy Waters (Drillinginfo)
Heavy Waters came up from the bottom of Lake Travis in 1999. The band
rattled the screws out of jam sheds, night clubs, and studios of the
Texas Hill Country with original members since day one. Blues-Rock
influences allowed the group to formulate unique sounds and lyrics
through melodic guitar solos, blue note bass lines, and power house
drum  beats.

Low Rent (Seton Healthcare Family)
Low Rent is a funk infused rock quartet. Inspired by rock  masters
Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. We are also stoked by the home  grown
sounds of New Orleans funk like The Meters. They are thrilled to be
Seton’s band representative at HAAM’s 7th Annual Corporate Battle of
the  Bands.

Formed in February of 2014, CODE 55 consists of four HEB partners
whose take on music consists of tongue-in-cheek story telling
spanning genres of country, rock, blues, pop and hip hop. The only
thing to expect  is the unexpected. Come cheer them on as the defend
HEB’s “Best Original Band” Title in this year’s Corporate Battle of
the Bands.

Foot Traffic (HomeAway)
Foot Traffic won HomeAway’s internal competition for the right to
take the stage at ACL-Live and defend  HomeAway’s Corporate Battle of
the Bands title. Selected as the best of 7 company bands, Foot
Traffic is sure to make the defending champs proud.

Atomic Large Band (Intel)
Eight Intel engineers from Austin Texas make up Intel’s Atomic Large
Band. Returning for a 4th consecutive year, the Large Band took home
the “Best Original Band” award last year. Can they repeat? Come find
out May 9th!

Giggawatt (CLEAResult)
When they’re not busy securing our energy future at CLEAResult,
Giggawatt amps up the music support of HAAM to 11! Runner up in last year’s Fan
Favorite vote, Giggawatt returns for their second year in a row to
try and climb to the top of the mountain and be crowned best
corporate band in Austin.

Superhet (Cirrus Logic)
Presenting Sponsor Cirrus Logic is proud to present Superhet. Cirrus
Logic’s band converts the company’s passion for music and HAAM into
eclectic band that returns to rock the stage at ACL Live. Winner of
last year’s Fan Favorite Superhet is eager to defend their title.
Join us May 9th to find out if they repeat or are unseated by a

A special thank you to event sponsorsBroadway Bank, Magnachip
Semiconductors, and Centene-Superior

Thank you for making the 2nd Annual Amplify Austin truly impactful
for HAAM. Because of your generosity and support HAAM was able to
raise over $46,000 through donations and a generous matching grant
from the St. David’s Foundation.

Every dollar that HAAM raises provides $7 in healthcare services to
Austin musicians. That means you helped provide $320,000 in
healthcare services through your Amplify Austin support!

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