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?

Live on WAAF!

We had a great time last night on WAAF! Thanks to Carmeltia and her crew for having us on!  JustBill came along with us and took some great shots of Gene and Mark in the studio (that’s Amanda in the background of Mark’s photo, wearing the CT scan looking shirt).

 

We’ve added the songs they performed last night to the SoundCloud playlist!  Give ’em a listen and get excited for Saturday night!

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Also… will there be a Duckbills reunion on 9/27?

Prize updates!

As you may be aware, we’ve got a set of Alex and Ani bangles to win on 10/17.  Here’s the exclusive set they’ve sent us!

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The very same day that this arrived, we heard from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We were hoping they were making us voting members so we could add some of our favorites to the hall of fame.  That didn’t happen (yet),  but they did send us two tickets to admission that never expire!  You’ll be able to vie for those only on 10/10!

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We wonder if they’ll take your U2 “issue”…

We also found out that today is Brian Charles‘ birthday!  We think you can celebrate by bidding to win some studio time with him at Zippah to do as you please!

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(your band here)

Also, here’s another reminder that we’re hitting the airwaves Sunday night at midnight (ok, so that’s technically Monday, for all you sticklers), visiting Carmelita on Bay State Rock with Gene Dante and Mark Damon performing live in the studio!

Listen in and find out more details on the shows  through TuneIn, stream from your computer, or ye olde fashioned actual radio (99.7/107.3)!

We’re on Bay State Rock Sunday night with Gene Dante and Mark Damon!

What are you up to Sunday night?

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We’ll be on Bay State Rock then with Gene Dante and Mark Damon performing live in studio!

 

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Maybe we’ll bring the Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute that’s up for grabs so you can hear it, played by Gene or Mark!

hear it on TuneInstream from your computer, or ye olde fashioned actual radio (99.7/107.3)!

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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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

photo by JustBill

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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sales rooms?

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!