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Music Driven is about travelling across the country finding the local bars, clubs, bands, promoters, and fans that keep rock alive.
Music Driven is about travelling across the country finding the local bars, clubs, bands, promoters, and fans that keep rock alive.
70 backers pledged $4,405 to help bring this project to life.

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Music Driven: Discovering Local Rock Across America

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Music Driven is raising funds to explore the unsung bands, venues and fans across the country and tell their story. People have been saying rock is dead since the Beatles, but the genre keeps on moving along. However, in the internet age, a lot of things have changed. Rock doesn't make the money it used to (What record sales?) and big labels aren't reinvesting in musicians that aren't a guaranteed success. Despite all this, people across the country refuse to let rock n' roll die. Right now, there is a kick ass rock band you have never heard of that you might never hear, or a kick ass club in your town you had no idea existed.

Interview with Hessler, Chicago
Interview with Hessler, Chicago

Our plan is to hit the road in my Orange '95 Lincoln Town Car Limo with our camera and audio equipment and hit as many cities as we can in our 4 week time frame and find the coolest bands, venues and promoters keeping the dream alive. We would like to film live shows and interview all the people in the scene that makes it tick. (If you are a band, venue or promoter contact us if we are hitting your city!)

Map of our route
Map of our route

 We can't find every awesome band and club in the country, but we can give a small spot light into some of them and remind everyone how America still rocks. Maybe we'll get lucky and discover some amazing band that never got a break or some kick ass club that starts the next big scene.. or not. Worst case we'll have a neat look into the independent rock scene of America.

Your money will help us pay for all the expenses of running a road trip: gas, food, occasional lodging and car maintenance. If we get lucky and exceed funding, any extra cash will go toward additional camera equipment to increase our production values and future distribution and post-production costs.

Help us show the world America still rocks!

Our transportation
Our transportation

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risks will be the road itself and finding the right places and people to film. We'll be doing a thorough inspection and preventative maintenance of the car before hitting the road to mitigate any potential mechanical problems we might find. As far as the music itself? Shows get cancelled or our travel may be delayed. These things happen, so we are taking it into account and plan to stay on top of our bookings and have back up shows/contacts when things don't work out.

We specifically did not detail how the final movie will be distributed. We could easily end up with too much good content, thus lending itself more to a "webisode" format rather than a feature film. Either way, picking the right distribution method really depends on the final content. Regardless, this content will be delivered to all backers of $25 or more , one way or another (thanks Blondie).

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    5 kick-ass guitar picks with our Music Driven Logo and a special thanks in the movie credits.

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    Sweet ass Orange Limo Stunna Shades + all previous rewards.

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    Kick ass Music Driven Tour T-Shirt with all the bands and cities on the back and all the previous stuff.

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    Photo Montage Tour Book of all the great stills from the adventure + all the other goodies.

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    Executive Producer Credit for the final film. Tell everyone you are big time Movie producer with your Music Driven Tshirt, picks and photo book.

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