Frenchy and the Punk’s BIG Music Project Kickstarter

One of my favorite bands to be embraced by the subculture, Frenchy and the Punk have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their latest musical undertaking, two full length CDs! But the need your help to make it a reality!

Unfortunately, WordPress and Kickstarter don’t always get along with regards to embedding videos, so you’re going to have to go toFrenchy and the Punk’s Kickstarter to see the video and hear their appeals for your help.

For those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it is a website that allows you to become a patron for creative works that would otherwise go unfunded and as a possible result, uncreated. Kickstarter gives you the power to support the arts in ways that used to only be viable to foundations, corporations, and wealthy families by pooling your contributions with the support of others who love the arts and giving the artists the means to create.

Here’s the catch about Kickstarter, though. If the project you have backed does not reach its minimum goal, the project flops. The pledges don’t come through and the artist doesn’t get any of the money that was promised. So, its very important that if you are interested in seeing a concept become reality, that you consider contributing. Every dollar counts towards meeting the goal and the project going underway.

Let’s help Scott and Samantha make something amazing with this Kickstarter! Check it out and contribute if you can!

Vagabond Opera’s Kickstarter

Kickstarters for worthy Steampunk projects abound as of late, and today I have another outstanding opportunity for you to be a part of supporting Steampunk music. Vagabond Opera is long overdue for a new album and they need your help to make it a reality through an ambitious Kickstarter project that started yesterday.

Unfortunately, WordPress and Kickstarter don’t always get along with regards to embedding videos, so you’re going to have to go to Vagabond Opera’s Kickstarter to see the video and hear their appeals for your help.

And remember, the catch to Kickstarter is that should Vagabond Opera fall short of their goal, even by one dollar, they don’t get any of the money they raised. So if you’d like to see Vagabond Opera put out their new CD, please consider giving to support their efforts. A gift of $25 gets you the CD you’re likely to buy anyway when it comes out, so consider it an investment into Vagabond Opera’s music.

If you happen to not know much about Vagabond Opera, to be sure to check out their website as well as this interview I did with them not too long ago.

Unwoman’s Kickstarter: Uncovered Volume 1

One of the things I love most about Steampunk is the focus it puts on individual artisans and artists to create and the reciprocal support that these makers receive from the community itself. Another Steampunk musician has thrown a potential project to the financiers of Kickstarter, Unwoman. Her latest project proposal is an album entitled Uncovered Volume 1, a covers album of songs circa 1980-1995. Here’s what she has to say about why she’s asking for your support for Uncovered, via her Kickstarter.

I have been talking for years about a covers album. After 4 original full-length albums I think it’s time, but there are so many covers I want to do and so many different styles I play, it makes sense to do several collections.

This one is close to my heart: all of these songs are songs that were written between the year I was born and the year I turned 15. They all recall a specific juvenile or teenage moment of musical connection and identification. Recording them now that I’m a grown-up is particularly special.

And here is her video, explaining the project in further detail:

If you’d like to see Uncovered Volume 1 go from concept to reality, please consider pitching in to Unwoman’s Kickstarter.

And, as an important reminder, Kickstarter works on a pledge based system that only comes through for the artist if the baseline goal for the project is met. It takes many people to make something financed through Kickstarter a success, so do be sure to support it if this project piques your interest and share it with your friends!

The Victorian Dead Kickstarter

Eli August and Clockwork Cabaret have decided to put together a CD compilation of songs written about famous people who lived in the Victorian era, and they need your help to make it a reality. The Kickstarter for The Victorian Dead started yesterday and has 44 days to reach its baseline goal of $2,500 to begin work on the project. Check out the link to the project here.

For those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it is a website that allows you to become a patron for creative works that would otherwise go unfunded and as a possible result, uncreated. Kickstarter gives you the power to support the arts in ways that used to only be viable to foundations, corporations, and wealthy families by pooling your contributions with the support of others who love the arts and giving the artists the means to create.

Here’s the catch about Kickstarter, though. If the project you have backed does not reach its minimum goal, the project flops. The pledges don’t come through and the artist doesn’t get any of the money that was promised. So, its very important that if you are interested in seeing a concept become reality, that you consider contributing. Every dollar counts towards meeting the goal and the project going underway.

Here’s a video from Eli August explaining the project in detail:

I’m very happy to say that I’ve contributed to this project. I’d love to see it go through.