This Friday will mark a deadline. The point past which you will not be able to vote on the band ballot for what is (in my humble opinion) the best DIY music event on earth. For a mere $40 donation you can support and/or attend what some have called “the gathering of the huggalos” (hugs optional).
It’s a party and benefit (this year for TPAN and The Long Walk Home) that features food, DJs, beer, fizzy water, friends, music, and hugs (hugs optional). There may even be a literary component.
It’s my favorite weekend of every year.
If you would like to throw in, paypal me a $40-per-pass donation at email@example.com
If you do it in the next couple of days you will be able to have a say in which bands play (ballot to come!)
If you are part of a musical endeavor that would like to play for a crowd thirsty and enthusiastic music fans, email a submission (link to music or video) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again: if you are unfamiliar, YOU ARE WELCOME.
Let me know if you have ANY questions.
Chicago summer BBQ –
* Thursday June 6 from 6PM to ??? – BBQ kickoff house party in Logan Square
* Friday June 7 from 7 to ??? – bands and bonfire in the West Loop
* Saturday June 8 from noon to midnight – bands and BBQ at Workshop 4200, afterparty from 12 onward
* Sunday June 9 from 2 to 10PM – more bands and BBQ at Workshop 4200
How can I go? Donate $40 via Paypal to email@example.com to get on the donor list. Donors get into all 4 events. Donations (minus modest expenses) and ALL raffle proceeds will be split 50/50 between Test Positive Aware Network and A Long Walk Home. Use the “send to a friend’ option as it’s a charity donation and John doesn’t need to pay fees.
Can I donate without PayPal? Sure, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work it out.
Who’s playing this year? Apart from a few surprises, donors are going to make the call this year. Bands are already submitting their names and links to music, and people who have donated will do a ranked choice vote for their favorites after submissions are closed April 5th. We’ll contact bands by votes and the lineup will take shape as they confirm that they can play.
ANTLERCAT (Kalamazoo, MI)
BLANCO SUAVE (Marquette, MI)
BLUE UNIT (Milwaukee, WI)
BON AIR (Louisville, KY)
THE COLUMBINES (Chicago, IL)
CONAN NEUTRON & THE SECRET FRIENDS (Misc.!)
ERRATIC RETALIATOR STRATEGY (Chicago, IL)
EVACUATE THE EARTH (Milwaukee, WI)
FATHER WEREWOLF (Athens, GA)
FUCKER JR. (Chicago, IL)
HAUNTED HEADS (Oshkosh, WI)
HEAVY HAND (Milwaukee, WI)
JOE CANNON (Milwaukee, WI)
MAPLE STAVE (Durham, NC)
RALLY (Milwaukee, WI)
REGAL BUSINESS MACHINES (Milwaukee, WI)
RIBBONHEAD (Chicago, IL)
SNWV (Pittsburgh, PA)
SOUP MOAT (Milwaukee, WI)
STAN BERRY (Marquette, MI)
STEVE HARVEY OSWALD (Detroit, MI)
STICK HORSE (Chicago, IL)
SUFFER HEAD (Milwaukee, WI)
*THE FUZZBOX DJ’S ANNUAL FISH CLEANING ROOM SPECTACULAR
*LIVE BAND KARAOKE HOSTED BY APE IN A TANK
*DEEP LISTENING WITH MAURICE
*GET SPIRITUALIZED WITH ALEXA
*THE BLEEP BLOOP ROOM
*AND A SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE FILM ‘APE GIRL’, FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH DIRECTOR, CRIS SIQUEIRA
OFFICIAL SCHEDULE COMING SOON!