STUMBLEBUM BRASS BAND! Kickstarter & tour

We know we’re posting up a lot of kickstarter promo lately for our friends’ bands—but they’re awesome, and they deserve some funding from music lovers! Our most recent pledge goes to The Stumblebum Brass Band, an insanely talented group that are about to take the West Coast by storm. You can help them along on Kickstarter here (thank you gifts include Whiskey and live music). Details below.

“The Stumblebums are off to the West Coast in March and we’re looking for some help.  We started a Kickstarter campaign to help pay for a van rental, airfare, lodging, etc…  Most folks don’t know how expensive it is to keep us three boys safely on the road.  Well, unfortunately it is.  We’re reaching out to our loyal fans to help offset some of those costs and to expose the band to other regions of the US of A.  There’s no label, there’s no government grant, there’s no sponsor, it’s just the three of us playing our little hearts out for you and whoever else wanders into our path.

We get a lot of emails from people from all over the US of A asking us to play their town.  To be honest, we make it to as many of the big cities and some of the most obscure out of the way places as we can.  We love doing this and there’s always a good party wherever we go.  Would we love it if someone hit us up with $5K?  Hell yeah we would.  We’d make a point of putting that into our March tour schedule.  We certainly know that not everyone is running around with $5K to give to us but we do know that every $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, etc…  counts.

We’re starting to sound like Jerry Lewis on the Labor Day Telethon…  and well…  you know what we’re asking.

We’ve got 40 days to make our $2K campaign bid on Kickstarter.  We don’t make the $2K in 40 days then we don’t get any money at all.  That’s how Kickstarter works.  You can buy a CD for $10, you can buy an autographed CD for $20, $25 gets you an autographed CD and a Jonny Ballz drumstick.  As you see, the more you buy the more you get.  Wait ’til you see what we’ll do for $10k!  We also made a special video for the Kickstarter campaign.

At least watch that.  It’s funny.  Also, forward this to your friends from this email or from our Facebook page. Everything you do helps us.Click here to go to Kickstarter and to watch the video!
Thanks,
The Stumblebums”

Stumblebums West Coast Binge Schedule 

Mar 15 – Seattle, WA – The Blue Moon

Mar 16 – Olympia, WA – Le Voyeur

Mar 17 – Portland, OR – St. Paddy’s Day!

StumbleBum Portland Pub Crawl, email us for info

Mar 18 – Portland, OR – Dante’s

Mar 19 – Medford, OR – Johnny B’s

Mar 20 – Redding, CA – Bombay’s

Mar 21 – Sacramento, CA – Java Lounge

Mar 22 – TBA

Mar 23 – Las Vegas, NV – Vegas Bar Crawl

Mar 24 – Las Vegas, NV – Double Down

Stumblebums Alaska Binge Schedule 

May 25th 2012 – June 9th 2012

Trapper Creek – May 25th – May 27th 2012

Booking dates now from May 28th until June 9th in Alaska

Talk to Boot if ya know him.

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KAGERO Kickstarter Campaign

Our homeboys Kagero have just a little over a week left for their Kickstarter project to take flight. Check out their video and donate to great independent music!  All proceeds will go to: Studio tracking, Guest Musicians, Mixing / Engineering, Mastering, Production and Promotion, and Additional Musicians on the album.

Click to donate!

Fund Raya Brass Band’s Record Production!

Because they are an amazing local band who deserve to be helped out!

On a cold January day a couple of years ago, at the very beginning of the Raya Brass Band oddysey, we recorded our first album in the living room in my small apartment in Prospect Heights. After celebrating the two year anniversary of our band and our namesake, we went into a real studio and recorded the music for our next album. In two sessions we laid down 17 tunes and the results sound amazing! We’re part way into the mixing process now and are getting excited to hear the final results.

We had some money set aside to track and mix this album, but now we’re out and there’s a lot left to be done. We still have to master the album, pay for artwork, duplication, and publicity. If we raise enough money we’d love to put out a limited edition LP for those of you with turntables.

So, this is where YOU come in.

To fund the production for this record, Raya Brass Band is using an innovative new (well, not really that new anymore, but maybe it’s new to you…) platform called Kickstarter. Essentially, YOU (our friends, family, relations and fans) can donate small, medium and large sums of money in exchange for rewards. It’s a lot like an NPR pledge drive, but we’ve got better rewards than a tote bag or a coffee mug. You can think of it as an advance purchase, as encouragement to continue making great music, as a gift.

Please take a look and help us out. Even $5 or $3 or $1 helps. Of course, so does $10, 20, $50, $100. And please tell your friends about it using all the social links you could possibly need on the Kickstarter page and old fashioned word of mouth. Maybe you know somebody else who would really love to help fund Brooklyn’s own village Balkan brass band! The catch is that the drive is all or nothing. If we don’t raise our $5,000 goal in the next 30 days, we won’t see any of the money.

Click this link to go to the page where you can find out more about our Kickstarter campaign and to make a pledge:

http://www.Kickstarter.com/projects/rayabrassband/raya-brass-bands-new-album

To find out more about Raya Brass Band, go to: http://rayabrassband.com.

Thanks so much for any help you can give as we go from tracks on hard drive to a fully realized CD. We appreciate your support!

Raya Brass Band at Balkan Shout Out:

Raya Brass Band sleeping on a bridge/playing some great tunes:

Raya Brass Band in less clothing than usual at the Russian Baths:

GO RAYA GO!

—Burdel Family