Crowdfunding campaigns seem to be everywhere these days, most of them started by lazy asses who don’t want to actually get a job. However, there are three music related crowdfunding campaigns that have crossed my eyes recently that I think deserve to reach their goal. They are listed below in no particular order.
1. Elviss Simmons and the Memphis Strutters
Elviss Simmons and the Memphis Strutters was/is/will be a live musical comedy show featuring Elviss Simmons, the product of two drunk junior geneticists splicing the DNA of Elvis Presley and Gene Simmons. The end result of that experiment was a tragic success, a drug addled dipshit with a permanent pompadour and an unfortunate birthmark on his face. They did/do KISS songs Big-Band swing style and Elvis songs with big metal guitars as well as anything else thought to be funny.They need to raise $25,000 for recording, costumes, live gear, and video screens. You can contribute to the campaign here.
2. Unsound (the Movie)
Unsound is a documentary that reveals the dramatic collapse of the music industry and the unintended consequences the internet revolution is having on creators of all kinds. Featuring noteworthy musicians, filmmakers, journalists, and beyond, Unsound explores the struggle for creators trying to survive in the age of free. They need to raise a minimum of $52,000 for editing. You can contribute to their campaign here.
3. New Psychostick Album and Recording Studio
The band Psychostick are trying to raise $30,000 to build a new studio and record a new album, along with the ability to produce more videos more often. You can contribute to their campaign here.