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).
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.
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!
We’re getting the last bits ready for tonight!
Amazing music from The Phil Aiken Army, The Dents, Muck and the Mires and The Sprained Ankles…
Plus, the chance to win:
Two tickets to ANY ArtsEmerson performance in the 2015-2016 season!
A specially selected bangle set from ALEX AND ANI / CHARITY BY DESIGN!
Two chances to win 6 lbs of whole bean coffee from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, including a specially selected set by Mike Oliver!
An after work pool party for 20 people, snacks included at Jillian’s Boston!
We’ll see you at the Midway tonight!!
Let’s just start this out with Tankenstein:
Yes, that’s a kazoo. Yes, that’s a punk band.
Goofy, garage, punk. Guaranteed good time. How can you NOT love a song about a vampire girlfriend?
In fact, Amanda decided to wear her old school Rowdy Roddy Piper T shirt to the first night of Crash Safely because the Ankles are playing. One-up her and wear your Macho Man Randy Savage gear!
Who are The Dents? Well, seeing as you asked:
Jen D’Angora (aka Jenny Dee), Vocals and Guitar. Michelle Paulhus, Vocals and Bass. Craig Adams, Guitar. Kevin Pickering, Drums.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way…
What do they sound like?
We’ll let the music do the talking…. here’s “Better Off”:
They’re heading to the Midway on 10/17 with the Sprained Ankles, Muck and the Mires and the Phil Aiken Army! You don’t wanna miss this lineup!
Tickets $10, 21+.
The Maybe Sump’ms already rode around NYC last weekend, but you can still donate! In fact, we could really use the help! Keep in mind that 100% of the proceeds from Crash Safely also go to same pool and help fund crucial research into MS, patient assistance programs and fellowships for MS specialists.
In fact, ECTRIMS (the European Committee for Treatment and Research In Multiple Sclerosis) just ended and highlighted some major research breakthroughs, including:
- “NEDA”- No Evidence of Disease Activity as a standard of care for people with relapsing forms of MS (This has NEVER been an option before!)
- High dose Vitamin D improving cognitive function in MS patients
- The effect of melatonin and seasons on relapses
- Still in clinical trials, Ocrelizumab may be the most effective MS drug, even in hard-to- treat Primary Progressive MS
THIS is where the funds go from Crash Safely. THIS is why we ride, why we play.
We’ll be guests on Skybar Lusardi‘s show on WMFO this Tuesday at 8pm! He’ll be spinning tunes by all of the bands involved in Crash Safely, and Amanda will be on hand with some tracks and all of the information about both nights (including the proper ways to sway the raffle in your favor).
Listen in at 91.5 FM or online!
Unfortunately, Gymnasium have had to drop off the October 17 bill at the Midway Cafe as their drummer Jonathan was in an accident. We hope he gets better soon!!!
The other members of Gymnasium will still be attending the show and you may even get Rod to sing you something accapella if you buy him a beer first. (Don’t quote us on that.)
New set times and order are as follows:
9:00 Pm – Doors
9:15 PM – The Phil Aiken Army
10:15 PM – Muck & The Mires
11:15 PM – The Dents
12:15 AM – The Sprained Ankles
Thanks everyone and we wish Jonathan a speedy recovery!