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A little too quiet..

It’s been fairly quiet here at Crash Safely this year, if you haven’t noticed.  So what gives?

A few things, actually.  There are really only two people behind the scenes at CS, and we’ve been doing it for five straight years.  I’ve pretty much given up my birthday for that long, so the selfish part of me would like it back (thank you very much).

Maybe not quite like this.

Maybe not quite like this.

The other thing is that I have been editing videos for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Casual Fridays series, and the first one happens to fall on a night I would usually book for Crash Safely. I essentially double booked myself, six months in advance.

 

By the way, you should totally go to Casual Fridays- ticket prices are reduced, there’s free food before and after, and you can mingle with orchestra members. If you sit in the “tablet” seating, you can see my work.  (You can subscribe to Casual Fridays, too!)

While I’m doing that, the Night Ridah has been called back into drumming duty with Shiny Beasts. They’re playing a ton lately, but if you haven’t seen them yet, here’s a taste:

 

Also, The Figgs are on tour! With mighty team captain Pete Hayes out with the Figgs, the Maybe Sump’ms won’t have enough time to train for the ride, let alone get the shows together.

The Figgs

So, while we won’t be seeing you for Crash Safely this year,  come see us! I think we’ve got a wide variety of options to choose from- see you soon!

 

Night 1 was amazing!

We’re still going through the fancy, fancy photos from the night (as we know our pals Steve Latham and Eric Law caught some great pics!), but we just could not wait to share our cell phone snapped photos with everyone.  Did you take pics at the show?  Share ’em with us on Facebook

or tag your Instagram with #crashsafely and we’ll share!

In the meantime, check out these pics taken by the Midway staff:

midway starlets     midway I want You

midway sparrow    midway watts    midway figgs

 

 

Are you ready for Night Two?

Getting ready for Saturday!

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We always have fun at the Midway, and Saturday promises to be no exception! Maybe you heard Watts and The I Want You on Boston Emissions.  Maybe you heard Gene Dante and Mark Damon on Bay State Rock.  Maybe you’ve been eagerly awaiting the full length version of Badger the Figgs have just released on limited edition vinyl.

Maybe having all of that talent on one show just isn’t enough.  Maybe you need to win things.  Things like a big pile of Redbox gift cards. Tickets for the NY Skyride. Bowling for (up to) 6 people at Kings (that includes shoe rentals, by the way). 5 pounds of whole bean Death Wish Coffee, plus ground coffee, plus a cool t shirt, mug and Death Wish swag. A Newbury Comics gift certificate. A Mary Kay gift certificate. A signed photo of big Vince Wilfork from the Patriots.

Feeling more like an auction? We’ve got that, too.  Auctions for studio time. A Keurig brewer + case of coffee, a dinner cruise on Boston harbor with a hotel room. A 5 day/4 night Cancun vacation. A Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute.

Plus, we’ll have rare Figgs merch, a chance for you to win the handwritten lyric sheet to Pete Hayes’ “The Bar”  and freebies!

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And all of the money raised at the show goes to the National MS Society!!

The cost of admission to all of this? $10.00.  Seriously!  Will we see you Saturday?

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 Dante 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

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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: Pete Donnelly

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.

They'd probably agree with this

Not these Petes, but they’d probably agree.

Pete-Donnelly

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!

   

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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Introducing Crash Safely 2014!

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