A $187k Kickstarter band campaign? Loom anniversary Saturday; So-So Sailors tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:56 pm August 15, 2012

by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com

It’s a quiet Wednesday…

I fell across this item about indie folk band Murder by Death and was surprised at the amount they’ve raised via Kickstarter: More than $187,000. Which made me wonder what exactly are the limitations for Kickstarter campaigns? This one was created to fund a deluxe vinyl edition of their latest album, which they’ll self release and which augments the digital/CD release on Bloodshot. Look at some of the premiums you can receive for donations: Tattoos on band members. A Kentucky bourbon distillery tour. A day of riding roller coasters at Cedar Point Amusement Park with the band.

$187,000. I’ve asked before, I’ll ask again: Is Kickstarter how independent bands will survive (or thrive) in the future?

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House of Loom sent out an announcement today about their 1-year Anniversary party this Saturday featuring Philly/NYC DJ Rich Medina. Details at the Facebook invite. I can’t believe it’s been a year since the club opened. If you haven’t checked out the chillest bar in Omaha, you’ll never have a better opportunity.

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Tonight at The Sydney in Benson it’s the always entertaining So-So Sailors with Hers (formerly known as Honeybee & Hers) and Kelly King. $5, 9:30 p.m.

Also tonight in Benson, chamber-pop band The Last Bison plays with Skypiper. $8, 9 p.m.

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Tomorrow: The final word (for now) on Maha.

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Read Tim McMahan’s blog daily at Lazy-i.com — an online music magazine that includes feature interviews, reviews and news. The focus is on the national indie music scene with a special emphasis on the best original bands in the Omaha area. Copyright © 2012 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.

1 Comment

  • House of Loom having an anniversary party the same night that The Faint is playing the Slowdown? Seems like kind of a strange night for them to pick.

    Comment by Sara — August 16, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

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