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!

All the prizes!

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Check out all of the things we’ve got waiting for you to win at Crash Safely this year!  More keeps coming in, so this list is far from complete, but there’s still plenty of great things to choose from!

Meet the Bands: As The Sparrow

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What happens when you mix folk, swing, rock and big band?  As the Sparrow knows!

They’re bringing their unique blend of sounds to Crash Safely on night one this year, and maybe we can play this great Clue-themed music video there!

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Who knew they had a Tim Curry lookalike in their band?

They’re on WMFO tonight at 10 pm! 

 

Up for Grabs: Date Night!

Sometimes, you just want a nice night out, right?

Now, you can get away without getting out of town for a night!  Enter to win a Dinner Cruise for two on the Odyssey cruise and then retire to a comfy hotel room in the Sheraton Boston!

Check out the menu and figure out what fancy things you’re going to wear!

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Wear yourself out on the boat? Take advantage of the Sheraton’s spa, or lounge around their pool!

This prize will be up for grabs on 10/10, so make sure you get your tickets!!!

Meet the Studios: Bridge Sound and Stage

Part studio, part performance venue, The Bridge Sound & Stage lives in the former home of Fort Apache Studios.

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Carrying on the tradition of being a great space with an amazing vocal room, the Bridge has hosted a wide variety of acts, from Sheryl Crow, Moe Pope, WGBH, D-Tension (hey, we know that guy!) and Jordan Knight.   They even made the Improper Bostonian’s recent feature on up and coming local music acts through Dutch ReBelle!

Bet you never thought about D-Tension and Jordan Knight being in the same room until now…

Tour the facilities, and put your bid in for an 8-10 hour day of recording with them!

Up for Grabs: Shake Shack

Few comfort food places can boast crazy lines in the middle of a heat wave during an outdoor music festival or intense public debates about their french fries, but Shake Shack is not your average comfort food stand.  Burgers, the aforementioned fries, hot dogs, custard, and of course, shakes, round out a pretty robust menu of goodies.

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cheese fries?!? They have cheese fries?

A $25.00 gift certificate will be up for grabs at Crash Safely this year.  May we suggest checking out the menu beforehand?

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Now, please excuse us.  We’re feeling a bit… hungry…

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