It’s Thursday already and in a few hours, it will be Friday. Our Live Music Friday featured artist will be Pilot! They will be performing an acoustic set and, as always, if you miss the show, their entire two song performance will be on thehamptonroadsshow.com. They will doing special acoustic renditions of Through Field and Flood and Legion Of Liars. You don’t want to miss it!
We are just a few days away from October. I can’t believe it, where did the summer go? In the music world, summer tends to be the season of touring and when fall approaches musicians hibernate into the studio to record their freshly written tunes that they have composed during the months on the road. (That was one hell of a runoff sentence!) Now with going into the studio comes THE COST of going into the studio. It’s not cheap and the price goes up depending on how great you want it. A lot of bands will use up all of their tour earnings on studio time and having long periods of down time in between sessions because of funding, leaving their creative fountain dry. If there was only a way their fans could send money to the bands to help them along in the studio…well, there is. Two big companys have come along the way that have helped visionaires fund their visions. Whether it’s a new invention or a piece of art, Kickstarter and Indiegogo have help created pages and setup accounts to spread the word for donations and in return, giving the donors some great gifts. Musicians use these sites to raise money for recording time and pay back the donations with a variety of gifts ranging from advanced copies to private shows to even an Executive Producer title all depending on how much you want to pledge. Several local bands have used these campaigns including The Last Bison (video for Switzerland), The Aragona Project (video for In The Dark), Of A Ghost (video for The Devil’s Creek) Aduro (for recording their EP) and Holly Would (for recording their upcoming LP).
Virginia Beach’s City Voices have started their own Kickstarter to raise funds for their highly anticipated EP, Transparency. While they have spent close to $7500 out of their own pocket for pre-pro and recording, they are hoping to raise $2,000 in 30 days for the post-production, which includes graphic designs, photo shoots, marketing elements and promotion. So far they have raised $444 in the 8 days since it’s inception and their pledge packages range from $1 to $2000. Incentives include digital backgrounds for your phone or computer, advanced digital copies of Transparency, tshirts, dinner with the band and much more. This is an extremely talented group that needs your help, so click on this link to do your part in releasing Transparency to the world.
If you watched The Hampton Roads Show today then you saw Ariane’s I am Hampton Roads piece on Cole Childers. Cole is about to release his debut EP, Aurora, and will be releasing a video for his single, Fall With Me. He is asking for help to fund the video with his Indiegogo campaign. He is wants to raise $7000 in the next month and as of today, has received a little over $2000. His incentives include hard copies of Aurora to a private show. Click here to find out more about how you can help Cole. Cole will be our Live Music Friday featured artist Friday, November 2.
That’s it for me today. Make sure you tune in tomorrow for Pilot! SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MUSIC