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
I can’t tell you how much fun we had at the HomeGrown festival this weekend. This was Crowdtilt’s first official public event and it was a huge success. The music, people, and pets were all top notch and everything we’d come to expect from a good old fashion Dallas gathering. We got to explain what Crowdtilt is to a lot of new people and the reactions were all very positive. It’s really satisfying to see people getting excited about something that we’ve put a ton of effort and energy into. The best part is when you can see the light bulb go on above people’s head about how many different things they could use it for. They were coming up with things we’d never even thought of which was a really cool thing for us moving forward.
Since we were official sponsors we got to meet some of the bands that played and even got to explain the concept to a few of them. Here is a covert iPhone camera shot of James explaining Crowdtilt to one of the members of great band ishi. (I was trying to act like I was on my phone to maintain our “street cred” with the performers. It was an epic fail as he looked directly at me when the shutter sound went off.) Yeah, we’re just really big fans like everyone else.
We were also giving out these sweet little stress balls that are shaped like brains. They were a huge hit with the kids, pets, and law enforcement. I’m guessing the officers would like anything that would help relieve stress. We still got a few left if some of our Tumblr buddies would like to snag one.
We also had a professional photographer shooting all day long so as soon as those are made available I’ll be sure to post them here and on our flickr stream. Once again, thanks to all who came out and stopped by the booth. We got a ton of great feedback and support to help push us even harder through the Beta process.
Posted by: G.Case