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James "Papahawg" Avena and Alex Vanderveen of JJ Hawg.
"We've gotten a really big response, and we're really jazzed! It's just kids wanting to have a good time. We've got hundreds of rock fans here in Gilroy," J. J. Hawg said, aka "Papa Hawg." His band is one of the competitors. Hawg plays for many benefits, including the Relay for Life, which raises money to fight cancer; his band has also played for the prom at Gateway Center for the handicapped in Gilroy.
"I've been given so much by this community; I am able to make a living with my music," Hawg said. "Sometimes it's important to give back." Gilroy Dispatch Article - Longhouse Battle of the Bands.
Local bands release CD to support cancer research