It’s hard to top the write up that Magnet recently did on My Own Worst Enemy, that’s for certain. Like pretty much all of the bands playing Crash Safely this year, they’ve had a lot going on, including a 7″ single that came out over the winter and Porchfest more recently. We adore MOWE, and you should too!
You can get a preview of what they’re up to by seeing them at Store 54 on 8/9. Maybe you can put in a request for this gem from last year’s Crash Safely:
Chances are, you still remember the words to all of those ads that ran in between your favorite Saturday morning cartoons.
For instance, if I started to say anything about Meow Mix, you may just start doing this:
It’s stuck in your head now, isn’t it? Fortunately, Cotton Candy understand. This is their third year participating in Crash Safely, and this year, they will be hosting the second night of shows on 10/10.
They’ll not only host, but play some of your favorite jingles, including, yes, that Meow Mix song. They’ve even made their own video for their version:
So, you’ve recorded your sure fire hit single, congrats! There’s only one problem…
In fact, you’ve got a ton of music you’ve recorded and you’d really like to release it to your adoring public soon. You’re listening to these tunes, wondering how on earth it’ll ever come together to be that magnum opus you just know is sitting on those recordings.
As always, we have a bunch of great acts playing Crash Safely. We wanted to highlight everyone on the bills this year and share some little known facts about them all.
TRiPLE THiCK just celebrated their 15th birthday a few weeks ago (which makes us wonder how they’ve managed to sneak into the clubs they’ve been playing this whole time).
This year will be TRiPLE THiCK’s third appearance at Crash Safely, but they actually hold a record for something else with us. They’ve managed to score the most amount of studio time in our silent auctions (including video production)!
In fact, here’s a tune they recorded during their run at Zippah – “She’s A Keeper”:
Want to win your fair share of studio time? It may just be time for you to ask these guys how they do it!
Have you seen the latest posters from Nicole Anguish at Daykamp Creative? Check ‘em all out above!
We’re obviously big fans of cats. If you head to the Crash Safely Instagram, you’ll see I’m not joking about that. It’s possibly comprised of 75-80% cat photos. Soon, you’ll be seeing these kittehs* all over town. Come up with creative names for them! There may or may not be a prize in it for you for best cat name.
Speaking of prizes, Gibson started my morning off with a bit of a surprise. I just happened to be home this morning when FedEx came around. I wasn’t expecting anything, so I must have looked like I won the lottery when the delivery driver handed me this:
He was excited. You’d think it was his guitar, he was so happy! “That’s a great one,” he said, “beautiful color. Enjoy! Happy 4th!”
I did request a donation from Gibson, but I wasn’t expecting to hear back from them for a while. I’ll take a surprise Les Paul delivery as confirmation that they want to help out! You’ll be able to bid on this beauty as the silent auctions are announced, and we’re planning on having this be something that will be picked up at one of the shows, so if you’re the lucky winner, you can start playing it immediately. You could also take it with you to your studio time winnings as well, which we also keep adding to the list of winnable things.
And these aren’t even including the studio time offers, which are also coming in quickly! I will do individual write ups on all of those, so that people can get to know the studios and the prize offerings better before everything goes live.
There are even more that I’m waiting to hear back from, but this is a more varied list of prizes than previously available at Crash Safely! Every night of shows will feature a different variety of prizes. As the dates get closer, keep an eye out for Facebook event invitations, as those will list the items up for grabs on each night.
If you head to the main page, you’ll see photos of (almost) everyone involved in Crash Safely this year. What you don’t see, however, are the dates and lineups. Where would you find that info? Maybe even some ticket links, because you want to be sure to be there?
We’ve spaced out the shows more this year, and two of them actually happen after the bikeMS ride in NYC. Why’s that? I realized that we don’t have to get our donations all in on the day of the ride, and October worked out nicely for these shows. Awesome posters are on the way from Daykamp Creative as well.
Also new for this year: vacation-type prizes in silent auction! I figure by October, we’ll all be yearning for 90 degree weather, so a 5-day stint in Cancun for two might be a sought after prize. There’s a hot date you can win as a mini-staycation, with a dinner cruise for two on the Odyssey and a hotel to stay in afterwards. Lots of studio time as always, and lots more fun things coming in every day.
Friday night is the 15th birthday of Crash Safely participants and near-annual winners of awesome things in our silent auctions, Triple Thick. I’ve mentioned this earlier, but as the weather has finally warmed up, I think it bears repeating: the Crash Safely crew will be on hand to recreate the Treat Her Right’s “I Think She Likes Me” video. In as much as that can be done, considering…
The Treat Her Right video captures Central Square and the Plough in particular in a really interesting space in time. It will be an interesting compare/contrast with footage from the 2014 version of the Plough.
Yes, it will be in black and white.
No, the sound won’t be ambient. But the images most certainly will be.
The music starts at 10:30, but the video shoot will begin before the sun goes down.
See you there!
Speaking of shows, we’ll be announcing the lineups, dates and venues for this year’s Crash Safely before the weekend’s over. In fact, tickets are actually already available, and if you’re sneaky, you just may have figured out where those links are hidden on the main site.