It’s strange how things work out. The Figgs have a two thirds majority of Petes.
Those Petes are the same Petes headlining the first night of Crash Safely this year.
Not these Petes, but they’d probably agree.
Pete D is not only the bassist in the Figgs, but a session musician (playing with the likes of Shelby Lynne and Lauren Hill), former NRBQ member, engineer and producer. Someday, we’ll figure out how he manages to sneak sleep into his schedule! Pete will be in town at the Midway on August 25th before returning with Pete Hayes (and rumor has it, John Powhida). Check out his cool music video for “Can’t Talk at All” below, and don’t forget to grab tickets to 9/27′s show!
It’s hard to top the write up that Magnet recently did on My Own Worst Enemy, that’s for certain. Like pretty much all of the bands playing Crash Safely this year, they’ve had a lot going on, including a 7″ single that came out over the winter and Porchfest more recently.
You can get a preview of what they’re up to by seeing them at Store 54 on 8/9. Maybe you can put in a request for this gem from last year’s Crash Safely:
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.
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:
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.
So, you’ve recorded your sure fire hit single, congrats! There’s only one problem…
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.
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).
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!
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.
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!