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Battle of the Bands

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Three bands—Noise in the Room, The Bracers, and Bag O’Nails— battle for a coveted spot in the 3rd Annual Rock the Gates line-up at the UICC Aug. 24, 2024.

Doors @ 7:30 pm
Show @ 8 pm
UICC’s Emerald Pub
2700 45th Ave, San Francisco



About the bands

Noise in the Room
Noise in the Room is a 5-piece Pop Punk band from San Francisco featuring Mike Daly (vocals/guitar), Nick Downes (vocals), Jay Bagade (guitar), Jesse Schoepp (bass) and Jimmy Stevens (drums). Our current setlist includes our original songs and cover songs from various, genres like punk rock, hard rock, pop punk, and alternative rock. They are releasing their first EP on, June 8, 2024 on all major streaming platforms. Stay tuned and follow them on Instagram @noiseintheroomband for more information. They are here to bring the house down and make some Noise in the Room!


Bag O’Nails
San Francisco-based classic rock band. About the Band Members:
Kevin McCarthy (Electric Bass, Band Manager) took a handful of bass lessons when he was 12, but life got in the way and he did not continue on the instrument. He went back to playing bass around 7 years ago, taking lessons with Javier Berrios at the Guitar Center where the Bag O’Nails spontaneously came together. While not playing music, Kevin works as a Realtor with Coldwell Banker in San Francisco.
Jeff Cayton (Drums) is a private drum/percussion instructor at the Guitar Center on Van Ness in San Francisco. Jeff has extensive experience touring with professional rock bands around the western United States. In addition to his teaching and work with the Bag O’Nails, Jeff plays with several other rock bands in the City. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys hanging out with his beautiful wife Tara, and going fishing.
Ben Suncin (Lead Vocals, Lead, and Rhythm Guitar) has been gigging in San Francisco for well over 30 years. For many years he played North Beach clubs fronting the Ben Suncin Band that played a mix of Ben’s original tunes as well as covers by some of his favorite players like Robin Trower and Jimi Hendrix. In addition to his work with the Bag O’Nails, Ben is an “in-demand” sideman for numerous rock bands in San Francisco. Ben is a U.S. Navy veteran and he works with a non-profit to place homeless veterans into safe and comfortable homes of their own.


The Bracers
The Bracers—your ultimate throwback to the golden era of ska! Based out of Central California, channel the spirit of ’69 with their blend of traditional ska, early reggae, new rocksteady, and two-tone music. Since their inception in May 2021, they’ve been on a mission to revive the timeless sounds of the past while infusing their own modern twist.
Their journey has seen them share stages with legends like Roddy Radiation & the Skabilly Rebels, Mr. Kingpin, and Deals Gone Slack (The Slackers & Deals Gone Bad). They’ve also rocked alongside rising stars such as The Littlest Man Band, Sacto Storytellers, and Simple Minded Symphony.
Currently, they’re cooking up some magic in the studio at Celestial Sound Studio in Modesto, CA, crafting their debut EP to share with the world. Stay tuned as The Bracers take you on a journey through the roots of ska and beyond!  #TheBracers #SkaRevival



June 29
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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United Irish Cultural Center
2700 45th Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94116 United States
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(415) 661-2700
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