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April 22, 2013

By Jim Fischer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 22, 2013) — Earlier this year, The Beat served as a judge for one of three semifinal rounds of GROOVE U's Instaband Battle of the Bands. One of the three groups advancing from that semifinal was a sextet from Groveport called A F(r)iend in Me, so we believe we deserve some credit for the fact that the hardcore outfit won the finals of the event.

The band is young in more ways than one. Made up of high school students, the band has also been together only since late summer/early fall of last year.

Anyway, The Beat finally had a chance to sit down with the band, and you can see the video, as well as some of the band's performance from the Instaband finals, on The Beat page at