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Battle of the Bands
Season 1, Episode 14
Air date January 5, 2001 USA

August 30, 2001 Canada

Written by Marc Warren
Directed by Savage Steve Holland
Production code 114

Battle of the Bands was the fourteenth episode of the first season of Even Stevens. It originally aired on Disney Channel on January 5, 2001.


Louis is managing Twitty's band, the Alan Twitty Project. They've got a chance for a gig at a big party thrown by a high school student named Jason Bagwell, but they lack a lead singer, and post audition flyers at school and other odd places. Ren hates the band until she sees Jason, and falls head over heels for him. When Donnie informs her that the only way a junior high kid could possibly be invited to the party is if they're in a band (and even then they have to be considered worthy of being acceptance by Bagwell himself), she decides she wants to audition as the lead singer. Louis objects, but the band likes her much better than the parade of freaks they've been auditioning. Knowing Ren will take over, Louis puts Ren's membership to a vote.

The band all vote for Ren and against Louis. Frustrated, Louis gets Tom to program a few instuments and he forms a rival 1980's-techno band featuring the bizarre poetry of Tawny. This band is called the "Louis Stevens Experience." Both bands audition before Jason. He rejects them both, but proves to be such a jerk that no one wants to get the job anyway. The two groups form a "supergroup" called the Twitty-Stevens Connection, and play their own big gig--at a kids' birthday party.


  • Shia LaBeouf as Louis Stevens
  • Christy Carlson Romano as Ren Stevens
  • Nick Spano as Donnie Stevens
  • Margo Harshman as Tawny Dean
  • A.J. Trauth as Alan Twitty
  • Molly Brenner as Punk Singer
  • Sarah Dalton as Country Singer
  • Kimberly McGee as Jennifer Lopez
  • Jerry Messing as Artie Ryan
  • Fred Meyers as Thomas Gribalski
  • Chase Penny as Jason Bagwell


  • Before Ren eats a 'gooey gobbler' you can see the sandwich has a small nibble taken out of it from a previous take.
  • Near the end of the episode, the group plays at a little kid's birthday party. There are two microphones, one for Ren, and one for Tawny, yet, Tawny never sings, she just dances.
  • During the tryouts for singer, the drummer is obviously not really striking the drums, and a drum part is dubbed in. This "goof" can be seen hundreds of times in TV shows and movies, since drums are usually re-recorded because they're such a LOUD instrument and upset the audio balance.
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