Friday, July 28, 2006

And the winner is...

Saying we had a great time at the Kiboze BBQ Battle of the Bands on Wednesday is an understatement. There was great food and even better music from some of Boston's top rock bands like Three Day Threshold, Girls, Guns & Glory, Alpha Juliet, El Gringo, The Colt Thompson Project, Shades & Whispers, and the Hansen Sisters. Several prominent Boston publications were there to cover it live (The Improper Bostonian, The Noise, Northeast Performer) and it ended up being a sell-out crowd. You can see some great shots of the event thanks to Johnny Arguedas of Motion-Blur.

Of course only one band could walk away with the honor of being the winner of the 2006 Kiboze BBQ Battle of the Bands. In the end, after a tie-breaker from the judges, the winner was El Gringo!

The Kiboze team would like to thank again Kier Byrnes and Three Day Threshold for organizing such a fantastic event. Oh, by the way, Kiboze has now dropped the "wall" and is currently inviting anyone to get a sneak peek at our revolutionary mobile messaging platform.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Kiboze makes the FRONT PAGE!

Wow!! We mentioned earlier that Wednesday was a big day for Kiboze because we were going to give some people a "sneak peek" into what we've been up to. So we decided to sponsor a Battle of the Bands and BBQ that was happening here in Boston. It was just supposed to be a small event that might get a couple hundred people aware of the Kiboze name.

Boy were we wrong! The Kiboze Battle of the Bands event was picked up by Boston's #1 free newspaper, The Metro, with 250,000 daily readers. There it was, the Kiboze name slapped across the FRONT PAGE. Fantastic right!!! Absolutely. But one minor detail...the Metro spelled Kiboze wrong, doh! You can see a copy in .pdf here.

Oh well, it was quite a thrill anyway that our first little foray into PR would be such a big success.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Kiboze Battle of the Bands and BBQ

Hi all, Wednesday is definitely a big day for Kiboze. We decided to give some people a sneak peek at what we've been building for all these months and we wanted it to be memorable. So we decided to sponsor an event this Wednesday in Boston. On July 26th in Boston, a bunch of rock bands will be competing in a Battle of the Bands type format with a twist! Bands have to prove their just as good behind a grill as they are on stage because this is the Kiboze Battle of the Bands and BBQ. As part of sponsoring the event, I will also be one of the "celebrity judges" joining many other much more prestigious local music experts like:
  • Leslie Kilgore, Improper Bostonian
  • Carmelita WAAF, 107.3fm
  • Joel Simches, Sonic Enhancement Specialists
  • Alissa Greenberg: Northeast Performer
  • Johnny Arguedas,

It's going to be a great time with good food and lots to drink so if you’re near Boston you should definitely drop by on Wednesday around 7:30 for the Kiboze Battle of the Bands at O'Briens Pub (Allston, MA). Oh yeah...and get a sneak peek at the new Kiboze mobile messaging platform where you can always stay connected!

…and a big thanks to Kier Byrnes and Three Day Threshold for making this event happen.