Proceeds from the purchase of the single go to us! Pay what you wish and help end MS!

Night 1 round up!

9/27 is coming up fast! Are you ready for an awesome night of music and prizes for a great cause?

The Figgs

Watts

Gene Dane and the Future Starlets

The I Want You

As The Sparrow

All hosted by Pete Hayes!

 

Up for grabs ONLY at this show:

 

Death Wish Coffee Gift Set (we’ll be peeling you off the ceiling of the Midway if you attempt to down all 5lbs of Death Wish at once, trust us)

Bowling for 6 people at King’s (including shoe rentals)

Enough Redbox  gift certificates to keep you company on a cold winter night

Signed photo of New England Patriots’ Vince Wilfork

Two tickets to NY Skyride (up your Bacon number instantly!)

Newbury Comics gift certificate

Plus:

-Handwritten lyric sheet to the Figgs’ tune “The Bar!”

-Rare and vintage Figgs merch!

 

Grab your tickets, and while you’re at it, check out our silent auctions for everything from studio time to vacations to cruises to guitars to even more coffee (we love coffee, can you tell?)!

 

All of the proceed for the ticket sales, raffle, silent auction and The I Want You’s single, “Blame It On Tomorrow” go to the National MS Society.

Think you don’t know anyone with MS?  Think again:

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Tricia

Amanda

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Les Maybe Sump’ms

The Maybe Sump’ms have a French Connection!

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mais oui!

The Maybe Sump’ms ride in the BikeMS NYC event every year, but this year, we’re going international! A team of bikers will be doing the same 30 mile bike ride…in Paris!

 “Les Maybe Sump’ms” is a team of bikers that will be participating in Paris as we take off from the West Side piers on October 5th. Make sure to tune in. It’ll be a bit like Phil Collins in Live Aid!

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It won’t look a thing like this.

Last year, the Maybe Sump’ms raised over twenty-three thousand dollars for The National MS Society. We could not have done that without friends like you! 2014 aims to be even better.
As many of you know, both Pete and Amanda were diagnosed about 6 years ago with MS. Both have a pretty mild (relatively speaking) disease and decided to get involved with BikeMS to help other patients who aren’t as fortunate. Think about donating, or join us in the ride!

Even a five dollar donation can mean a lot to someone who can’t  afford a cane, or physical therapy payments.  All donation are receipted and tax deductible.

Another way you can donate is to attend  Crash Safely! All proceeds from the three nights go to the National MS Society, and that includes not only the ticket sales, but the raffle and silent auction money as well.

Night 1: 9/27  Hosted by Pete Hayes, featuring The Figgs, Watts, Gene Dante and the Future Starlets, The I Want You and As the Sparrow

Night 2: 10/10 Hosted by Cotton Candy, featuring Petty Morals, Gymnasium, My Own Worst Enemy and Tsunami of Sound

Night 3: 10/17 Hosted by D-Tension and Jake Jampel, featuring Township, White Dynomite, The Field Effect, Triple Thick and Animal Hospital

Can’t attend the shows? The silent auctions are online, and you don’t have to be present at the shows to win.

To donate: go here

To join the Maybe Sump’ms go here

To join Les Maybe Sump’ms go here

Thank you!!!

Meet the Bands: Gymnasium

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photo by JustBill.net

If you have a group with these fine folks, you just know it’s going to sound amazing:

Rod Van Stoli
Charles Hansen
Jonathan Screnci
John Sheeran
Melissa Gibbs

 

One part Aquanutz, one part Township, one part Kinks and one part Brown Boot gets something that sounds a bit like this:

 

Gymnasium bring their awesome rock to Crash Safely’s second night!  It’s shaping up to be a huge party, so make sure you’re front and center… you may need to warm up a bit before you head in!

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Just Announced: The Figgs!

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 The Figgs will be stepping into the role of  ‘The Petes’ at Crash Safely on 9/27!

You’ll probably wanna grab tickets ahead of time, seeing  as the lineup is now The Figgs, Watts, Gene Dante and the Future Starlets, The I Want You and As The Sparrow!

Oh, you can still win stuff, too.. don’t forget that!
Raffles for :

Death Wish Coffee Gift Set
NY Skyride Tickets
King’s Bowling for 6 (with rental shoes)
Signed photo of Vince Wilfork from the Patriots
Redbox gift certificates

Plus silent auctions for:

Dinner Cruise on the Odyssey/a night at the Sheraton Boston, a Keurig brewer and a case of coffeestudio time, a Gibson Les Paul and a Cancun vacation !

Meet the Bands: Gene Dante and the Future Starlets

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Like all of the bands participating in Crash Safely this year, the Starlets have been busy.  Mega busy. They’ve been releasing singles for “Hand Me Your Razors” and “We Are All Whores“, ran a successful campaign to get their next music video funded, Scott Patalano is playing a show with Mistle Thrush and Gene’s been rehearsing ( and looking fierce!) for AIDA.

How did you spend your summer vacation?

photo by Crystal Bailey

photo by Crystal Bailey

See the Starlets on Night 1 of Crash Safely.  Can’t wait for 9/27 for your fix?  We understand.  Gene will be performing on Bay State Rock 9/21 and bringing Mark from As the Sparrow along for sweet live harmonies!

 

Meet the Studios: New Alliance East

Located in the EMF building in Cambridge, New Alliance East likely knows what’s going on in your practice space. They certainly can hear what’s going out over the radio, being neighbors and all…

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Make your new record sound amazing- bid on an getting your entire record of any length, mastered for vinyl or CD by the folks at New Alliance East!

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Hallucinogenic experiences are extra, however.

Bid on time with them now, or buy the time outright!

Meet the Bands: The I Want You

Earlier this year, the I Want You made the Improper Bostonian’s Loud and Clear list of their favorite local acts.

They’re one of our favorites, too.  They even decked out in Teen Beat t-shirts at last year’s Crash Safely because they were sharing a bill with Cotton Candy.

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Top Notch and First Rate.

 


We’re excited to have them back, especially during  Pete Hayes‘ night!

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Even more of a reason to love them? They’re new single! Produced by fellow Crash Safely participant Pete Weiss, they’ve decided to donate all money that comes in through Christmas 2014 for the single to Crash Safely! Pay what you want for your copy and it will all go to help patients with MS and support research to help end MS, too.

Catch them on Night 1 of Crash Safely with that warm, fuzzy feeling of having already given to a great cause twice over!

All of the Silent Auction Links in one place

Because we have a bunch of silent auctions running this year, here’s a handy list of every single one, including when they end.

Studio Time Auction

Ends: 10/18 at noon.

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Date Night: Dinner Cruise for Two on the Odyssey Boston and a hotel room for two at the Boston Sheraton

Ends: 10/10 at 11pm (during Night Two).  We will announce the winners at the show, and we’ll give you the prizes if you’re there!

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Keurig Platinum Brewer and Case of Coffee

Ends: 10/10 at 11pm (during Night Two).  We will announce the winners at the show, and we’ll give you the prizes if you’re there!

A note on this one- the box is pretty large, so be prepared with a car/Uber/buddy if you win!

 

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Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute Guitar

Ends: 10/17 at 11pm (during Night Three). We will announce the winners at the show, and you’ll be able to leave the club with the guitar if you’re there!

The Les Paul comes with its own gig bag. Let us know if you’d prefer to hold onto the box it shipped in as well if you win!

 

 

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Cancun Vacation

Ends: 10/18 at noon.

 

 

The links are also found on the menu on both this site and on the blog.  Hooray for prizes!

Meet the Studios: Woolly Mammoth Sound

Chances are good that you know someone who’s recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound. Led by Neighborhoods singer and guitarist and sometimes Replacement Dave Minehan, Woolly’s been a welcoming place for all since its early days in the heart of the Fens.

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Here’s your chance to add to Woolly’s impressive roster of clients and an opportunity to ask Dave if he hung out more with Tommy Stinson or Paul Westerberg at Boston Calling.

Bid on 4 hours of studio time with Dave at Woolly and remember to share any tasty bits of ‘Mats gossip with the rest of us, OK?

Let the bidding begin!

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Tomorrow at 6pm, the silent auction for the Les Paul Future Tribute begins!  You’ll need to create a username and password for the site if you’ve never bid on auctions at 32auctions.com, so make sure you take care of that say, todayish.

 

The auction ends during the final night of Crash Safely and the guitar will be available for pickup right there that night!

 

You’ll be able to check out the guitar at every night of Crash Safely, but you’ll only be able to take it home on 10/17…. unless you choose the “Buy Now” option!

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