Up for Grabs: Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute

Looking for a new guitar, but haven’t found “the one” yet?  Why not attempt to win a Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute in Wine Red at Crash Safely?

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You know you want this.

The Future Tribute is a 2013 model that has the following attributes:

  • Mahogany body with solid carved maple top
  • Mahogany neck with new Asymmetrical profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
  • Zebra-coil ’57 Classic humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge
  • Steinberger™ gearless tuners

It’s not as heavy as other Les Pauls and has a really nice tone.

It comes with a gig bag, truss rod wrench, an owner’s manual and a lifetime warranty.

Learn more about the Future Tribute model and check out a quick rundown of it here (a quick note: the model we have doesn’t have the Min-ETune):

This will be up for bidding at each of the shows, as well as online and will be taken home by the lucky winner on 10/17!

Meet the Hosts: Cotton Candy

Chances are, you still remember the words to all of those ads that ran in between your favorite Saturday morning cartoons.

For instance, if I started to say anything about Meow Mix, you may just start doing this:

 

It’s stuck in your head  now, isn’t it?  Fortunately, Cotton Candy understand.  This is their third year participating in Crash Safely, and this year, they will be hosting the second night of shows on 10/10.

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They’ll not only host, but play some of your favorite jingles, including, yes, that Meow Mix song.  They’ve even made their own video for  their version:

See if they’ll take requests!  Grab your tickets and get ready for a fun night!

Meet the Bands: Watts

Watts have been super busy this year!  In case you’ve missed it, they’ve played with Cheap Trick and The Standells, in addition to a run with Sidewalk Driver and The Silks (who just played with fellow Crash Safely participants Township).

photo by Micah Gummel

photo by Micah Gummel

Amazingly, Watts found the time between all of these amazing shows to record, and there’s a new single on the way on the 29th!  Check it out here:
http://kingyumrecords.bandcamp.com/album/flash-of-white-light-exclusive-white-vinyl

Crash Safely will be your chance to get up close and personal with the band ( and score one of their cool new shirts)!

Grab your tickets here, and we’ll ask Rocky to save you  a spot at the bar!

From the blog..

Meet all of the bands and studios participating in Crash Safely this year on the blog!

We’re featuring all the groups and studios individually, as well as highlighting some of the great things that are up for grabs in the raffle and silent auction at every show this year. You’ll also be able to get a peek at what everyone’s up to leading up to the shows this year.

 

http://www.crashsafely.org/blog

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Meet the Studios: Peerless Mastering

So, you’ve recorded your sure fire hit single, congrats!  There’s only one problem…

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It was recorded on this bad boy.

In fact, you’ve got a ton of music you’ve recorded and you’d really like to release it to your adoring public soon.  You’re listening to these tunes, wondering how on earth it’ll ever come together to be that magnum opus you just know is sitting on those recordings.

Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering will save you!

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Peerless has been around since 1995, and has been working with the likes of SpoonRoky EricksonLightning Bolt and tons more. You probably own many recordings mastered at Peerless!

Now you can join their fabulous client list through the silent auction!  You’ll be able to bid on time with Jeff to master your single at Peerless!

Meet the Bands: TRiPLE THiCK

As always, we have a bunch of great acts playing Crash Safely.  We wanted to highlight everyone on the bills this year and share some little known facts about them all.

TRiPLE THiCK just celebrated their 15th birthday a few weeks ago (which makes us wonder how they’ve managed to sneak into the clubs they’ve been playing this whole time).

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Better card these guys.

This year will be TRiPLE THiCK’s third appearance at Crash Safely, but they actually hold a record for something else with us.  They’ve managed to score the most amount of studio time in our silent auctions (including video production)!

Want to win your fair share of studio time?  It may just be time for you to ask these guys how they do it!

Catch them on Night #3 of Crash Safely- 10/17. Tickets are already available! It’s our only 18+ night as well, so get on that quick!

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Meet the Studios: Zippah

Every year at Crash Safely, we have a silent auction for studio time with some of our favorite folks in town.   This year, we’d like to introduce to you each of the studios, so you can plan the recording of your masterpiece(s).

 

First up: It’s Zippah! You may be familiar with their Tuesday Night Recording Club, or maybe you’ve seen Brian or Annie playing around town in The Sheila Divine or The Field Effect.  Spend a day with Brian at Zippah working on whatever recording project you wish.  He means it, too: TRiPLE THiCK used the day to record a full length, as well as sneak me in to shoot some video.

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The studio silent auction will be live right before the first show on 9/27.  We’ll update everything here so that you never miss your chance to win!

Introducing Crash Safely 2014!

So, who’s playing Crash Safely this year? Check it out above!

Join Team Hayes

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Yes, the team name is the Maybe Sump’ms, but it’s fun to think of it as  Team Hayes. The Maybe Sump’ms had a meeting recently and we want to let you in on what our committee devised.

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The Maybe Sump’ms Executive Committee.

We’re looking for some folks who want to ride a bike in New York City in October. We’d like to ride bikes with you. Want to help us raise money for MS research and patient program, but not so into the biking part?

You can join us as a virtual rider!

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You may have to train for this, however.

 

If you’ve never participated in a BikeMS ride before, we may even have sweet, sweet discounts for you!

 

You only want to know what’s going on with this year’s shows?  The big reveal is coming soon (and it’s worth the wait)!