We, The Downstrokes, are a punk band based in Seattle, WA. We have a strong following that we are ready to expand. With our new drummer and new album, we are ready to set the west coast on fire with our music. We just need a little help getting there.
We are going on tour in August. Everything is booked, the van is in top shape, the instruments are tuned, and we are practiced.
It may surprise you to learn that punk rock does not pay. We are not just begging for cash. Instead, we want to make an appealing selection of merchandise that we can take on the road with us and sell to pay for our expenses (like gas). Any little bit helps, and by helping us reach our goal, you get first dibs on what we make.
We are extremely excited about the prospect of a 10 day tour. With our brand new CD all set to hit your speakers, we know exactly what we are going to do and how to do it with style. This tour will allow us to expand our fan base and stretch the reach of Seattle music. Hey, we might even make some friends along the way.
Even if you don't pledge, just sharing this Kickstarter campaign on your Facebook profile, or telling your friends about our music could help push us over the top of our goal.
Where will the money go? Most will be allocated towards getting our merchandise printed and ready to go. We will be printing tee shirts, stickers, bottle-opener key-chains, CDs with covers designed by Ike and Keith, and even cassettes with download codes on them. For most of these things, we can get a pretty good deal, so our goal will go a long way. Anything past our goal will either go towards more and better merchandise, or Gas and food money while we are on tour.
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