Private Show by Ishi & Booker T. Washington Student this Saturday
This Saturday April 7th, Ishi will be performing a private acoustic show at The Black Swan Saloon in Dallas. The show will be headlined by Spencer Kennedy, a student from Booker T. Washington High School of the Performing and Visual Arts.
Checkout their campaign here: https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/ishi-music
If you are new to the sounds of Ishi, you can get a taste below (just hit play and keep reading). The band is best known for their high energy electronic music with influences of Soul, Funk & Folk to Electro, Techno & House. Since their start a couple of years ago, the group has built a loyal following by creating positive atmospheres that encourage everybody to just be themselves and let loose.
In 2010, Ishi released their debut record “Through The Trees” and received awards for “Best New Act” & “Best Electronic/Dance Act” from the Dallas Observer the same year. In 2011, they again took the top spot for “Best Electronic/Dance Act.”
The band is currently raising money for their second album and dedicated half of the funds raised to go towards Booker T. Washington High School.
The school is Dallas Independent School District’s arts magnet school and has over the years graduated many accomplished performers and artists. Prominent examples include Norah Jones, Erykah Badu and many others.
The private acoustic show can be attended by supporters of their campaign. For $15 or more, you can attend the show and meet the band up close. The group is also offering t-shirts, mentions in the liner notes, signed posters, and more for contributions towards their second album. No matter what amount you donate, you will get the digital downloads of their first album, as well as remixes of their popular songs.
If you are in the Dallas area this weekend or you just want to support this upcoming band, check out their campaign here.
The private acoustic show will be on 4/7 at 7 pm The Black Swan Saloon - 2708 Elm Street Dallas, TX 75226
Thanks to everyone who used Crowdtilt.com to purchase Silent Disco tickets. We don’t claim that guy with the pacifier…..he must have been a walk-up.
Campaign highlight video.
Posted by: G.Case
Silent Disco brings the noise.
A new musical movement is taking the nation’s dance floors by storm - the sound of silence.
Imagine being at one of the hottest nightclubs in town on a Saturday night and the place is filled to capacity. The dance floor is packed with people swaying and grinding to the beat but something is slightly different, there is no audible music. This is the type of experience that only the Silent Disco can provide.
Rather than using a traditional speaker system, music is broadcast via a FM-transmitter with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by everyone in the crowd. It lets the attendee hear the DJ in crystal clear audio rather than getting the sound degraded by a crappy PA system or poor building acoustics. Those without the headphones hear no music, giving the effect of a room full of people dancing to nothing. To add to the fun disco-goers may tune in to two or more music channels created by competing DJs, creating the delicious sight of half an audience head banging to some fast techno while the other half gets down to some slow jams. Silent discos are also becoming increasing popular with city officials as they allow dancing to continue past noise curfews. Did I mention that you could now have a conversation with somebody at a club without having to scream two inches from their ear? It’s one of the many reasons these “silent clubs” are becoming very popular.
Check it out Dallas, we’ve got a campaign going for one right now on Friday, July 22nd at the Green Elephant. The first 100 tickets are $15 and then the price gets bumped to $21. Hurry up!
Wanna read more about the silent disco experience?
The office now has a Les Paul. It’s getting extremely tough to find a reason to go home.
Need rock star, inquire within
Do you have a musical gift that needs to be spread to the world or know someone that does? (forward this to them pronto!)
Why not throw up a campaign on Crowdtilt to see if you could get your album funded? It’s so simple to use and you can spread it to all your family and friends through social networks and e-mails with a few clicks. Put a link to someplace they can listen to your tracks (soundcloud) and see if they think you’re worthy enough to rocket up the charts on their dime. If Rebecca Black can become a star overnight there shouldn’t be anything standing in your way. Will you becoming the next Lady Gaga or Black Keys? There is only one way to find out. We are still in beta so start working on your recordings now so you can launch your campaign lickety-split when we open the site up to the public.
Getting ready for HomeGrown fest.
We snapped a few photos of the park that the HomeGrown fest will call home this weekend. Crowdtilt will be there allowing people to sign up for our iPad2 giveaway and dropping some knowledge on unsuspecting concert goers.
Working in 3/4 time.
We finally got an electric drum kit up to the office last Friday. We work really hard at Crowdtilt but believe it or not we play even harder. (Cliché alert!) Did you know that by playing a Phil Collins “In the Air Tonight” drum solo 2-3 times a week can increase office production by 85%? Okay, we just made that up but it really does help relieve some stress banging on these digital skins. There are also plans for throwing up a campaign on our website to acquire some glow sticks so one of our programmers can cut out the lights and do interpretive dance moves to the wicked beats this thing throws down. There is a strong chance an angry medicine man resides in his family tree somewhere. If you don’t have a drum kit and needs some sick beats, check out White Panda at the Green Elephant on May 12th.
If you happen to drive by the Crowdtilt offices in Dallas and see fantastical light movements passing by the window please don’t call the police. It just means we are taking a drum break. Booyah! I hope that last one doesn’t get me fired.
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