With 27 days to go, the Kickstarter funding efforts are only at 3% of the goal when it comes to Bodies of Water Shows’ HOMEGROWN III: Boston’s Underground Music Festival, set for October 14-16, 2011, if all monies come in.
…So hard, trying to fund a DIY-type project with DIY folks who don’t have much to spare…but if we all chip in a little, the third annual HOMEGROWN can be a reality. The goal is $3,500 by September 1st.
“HOMEGROWN began in 2009 as a festival dedicated to the most interesting sounds to be found in the great Northeast. Over 40 weird and wild bands came together in july of 09′ for the first HOMEGROWN, and then over 65 more in october of 10′ for HOMEGROWN II. HOMEGROWN III, set for lift off on OCTOBER 14th 2011, is bringing together over 60 more bands from the Northeast and far beyond to create an even bigger clamor, an even larger splash, an even odder sound. The whales in that there Atlantic Ocean will not know what to do with themselves. They are however invited to attend, and perform, if the logistics can be worked out.
The 4th Wall Project is the PLACE. BODIES OF WATER SHOWS, deep into its 10th year of bringing Greater Boston the weird and wonderful(and on the prowl for a space of its own) is the PRESENTER. Wild garage rock, droned out bliss, electronic beat of the world, crushing Sabbath-isms, UGLY rock, Beefheartian guitar wizardy, funk from lands beyond, cosmic pop from the opposite, and the dreams of music made for dreaming will all be part of THE THING.
Boston is full of beautiful artists and music makers. This is a weekend to celebrate the most interesting and unique facets of the larger Greater Boston area musical community. Records will be for sale! Record labels will be represented! People will be selling all kinds of home made style goods! A good time will be had by all. Tell the college kids that school work is out the window for this weekend. Come together and celebrate what it really is, and leave behind the mundane skin that your mother put you in. THIS IS BOSTON’S UNDERGROUND MUSIC FESTIVAL. IT IS CALLED HOMEGROWN III. It’s like the festival that would happen if someone was actually paying attention to what was SIMPLY AWESOME & INTERESTING and that was it. This is that.
Your donation will be put toward the many costs involved with putting on a DIY All Ages Music Festival in the greater Boston area including: permitting, backline, space rental, sound equipment rental/sound engineers, police details, advertising, etc.
HOMEGROWN is B.O.W. Shows’ largest event of the year and thus our biggest weapon in raising awareness of interesting local music, and broadening the general fanbase of the unique and interesting musical scenes that exist in the Greater Boston area.
Some press for previous HOMEGROWN fests:
Boston Phoenix article on HOMEGROWN II
WERS.org article on HOMEGROWN II
Boston Globe article on HOMEGROWN II
or if you are not a Globe subscriber click HERE to read full text(scroll down to 3rd article on page)
LIST OF CONFIRMED PERFORMERS AS 8/2:
noise nomads(w mass)
happy jawbone family band(vt)
horse spirit penetrates(w. mass)
dust commander(members of oneida) (boston)
“cave bears”(w mass)
the sediment club(nyc)
white limo(w mass)
cop city/chill pillars(florida)
village of spaces(maine)
hands and knees(boston)
chris north dream quartet(boston)
bobb trimble and his flying spiders(boston)
hurricans of love(boston)
TMO.com is proud to have donated some funds their way…cheers to you guys and good luck!