WHO WE ARE
577 Records is proud to be celebrating its 18th year. The legendary music master Daniel Carter was one of the first people 577 cofounder Federico Ughi met soon after arriving in New York from Italy, after a brief stint in London.
It was a meeting of like minds and shortly thereafter the two started a series of house concerts at 577 Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn, the apartment where Federico was living at the time. The spontaneous nature of the concerts along with the incredible caliber of the deep downtown underground music they were able to present inspired them to bring the unique nature of what they were doing to a wider audience and they founded the label 577 Records to further that mission.
577 Records started the Forward Festival in 2015. The festival has become an annual tradition and continues to delight audiences year after year with its surprising and eclectic lineup.
Extra info about 577 Records: 100% of profit from the sale of most of these albums goes to the musicians.
WHAT WE DO
Welcome to our campaign to fund the fifth edition of the Forward Festival. We began the Forward Festival in 2015 to celebrate the legendary musician Daniel Carter on his 70th birthday. Ornette Coleman passed away that same year, and we felt it was more important than ever to get artists and audience together for a special event.
So far every edition of the Forward Festival has been a great success. The hard work everyone has put into making the shows happen has paid off with a big turn out and great reviews but most importantly, with a lot of fantastic music from artists like Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, William Parker, Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein, Tobias Wilner, Paul Flaherty, Don McKenzie’s project Silenced feat. Vernon Reid, Stelios Mihas, Jeff Snyder, and G. Calvin Weston from Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time band and award-winning L’Rain.
WHEN and WHERE
December 2019 in Brooklyn, New York.
So far The Forward Festival has been made possible thanks to sponsors and Kickstarter campaigns like this one, funded by people like you.
In a world that is increasingly virtual, we need to get together to hear authentic, creative music played live by real people more than ever. This is our mission. Join us now! Donate!
DONATE OR SHARE
Donate now and help us make this year’s festival a reality! Don’t forget that Kickstarter is all or nothing! If we don’t get 100% of our goal by July 19th, we will lose all of the money pledged towards it… Or if you can’t donate, please spread the word! This is the link to our Kickstarter project: TBA
The music on the video is taken from the vinyl Electric Telepathy and Radical Invisibility (577 Records)
Big thanks to ShapeShifterLab, Tom Weber (videos), Mark Smith (graphics) and all of you for your support through the years!
Thanks for your support, and we hope to see you at the Forward Festival 2019!
Polly, Federico, Daniel, Stelios, and the festival crew
$5 – Thank You! Receive a ‘Thank You’ on our website!
$10 - Random CD. No requests, but if you let us know what albums you already have we will make sure not to send you doubles. Shipping not included.
$10 - 3 LP Jackets. We have a few extra LP jackets like these. No requests. Shipping not included. Just to clarify: there is no LP inside.
$13 - Brand new LP by Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, Hill Greene, Federico Ughi 'Electric Telepathy Vol. 1' - get this before the general public and half price! Only 3 copies available! Shipping not included.
$15 - Random LP. No requests, but if you let us know what albums you already have we will make sure not to send you doubles. Shipping not included.
$16 - SHIFA VINYL. Brand new LP by Rachel Musson, Pat Thomas, Mark Sanders - a lot cheaper than regular price! Only 3 copies available! Shipping not included.
$16 - KID MILLIONS/SARAH BERNSTEIN VINYL. Brand new LP by Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein 'Broken Fall' - a lot cheaper than regular price! Only 3 copies available! Shipping not included.
$18 - Inside The Studio Vol. Two Ltd Ed CD. Limited edition of 10 CDs! Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Stelios Mihas & Federico Ughi's brand new album. Exclusively available for supporters of our Kickstarter Campaign. Pledge now and reserve your limited edition copy! Shipping not included. Here a preview here: https://soundcloud.com/577records/daniel-carter-patrick-holmes-stelios-mihas-federico-ughi-inside-the-studio-vol-2-preview
$25 - One ticket for one night of the festival
$25 - Signed copy of Inside The Studio Vol. One Ltd Ed CD. Daniel Carter & Federico Ughi's super limited edition from last year - there are only two copies left and they are both signed. Exclusively available for supporters of our Kickstarter Campaign! Shipping not included.
$25 - Silenced II vinyl test press. Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II featuring Elliott Sharp, Bill Laswell, Vernon Reid. For more info see http://www.577records.com/5808 Shipping not included
$25 - 5 Random CDs. No requests, but if you let us know what albums you already have we will make sure not to send you doubles. Shipping not included.
$45 – Random LP test pressing – A random test pressing shipped to you
$50 - 10 Random CDs. No requests, but if you let us know what albums you already have we will make sure not to send you doubles. Shipping not included.
$60 - Four new LPs:
RACHEL MUSSON, PAT THOMAS, MARK SANDERS :: SHIFA - LIVE AT CAFE OTO LP
RADICAL INVISIBILITY LP
DONALD STURGE ANTHONY MCKENZIE II :: SILENCED FEAT. NELS CLINE, MELVIN GIBBS, VERNON REID LP
KID MILLIONS & SARAH BERNSTEIN :: BROKEN FALL LP/DL
$75 – LP test pressing of your choosing – A test pressing of your choosing, first come first serve.
$75 - 5 Random LPs. No requests, but if you let us know what albums you already have we will make sure not to send you doubles. Shipping not included.
$100 - Festival full pass
$150 - 10 Random LPs. No requests, but if you let us know what albums you already have we will make sure not to send you doubles. Shipping not included.
$1000 - Producer. You are one of the Forward Festival 2019 producers and will be listed as such on the festival’s website.
See full LP and CD catalog from 577 Records here: www.577records.com
Risks and challenges
We will do our best to hold the festival but if it is not possible we will postpone it. Realistically, here are the 3 most likely challenges to this project being successfully completed after funding:
1. Bad weather (heavy snow storm) in December in NYC
2. Cancellation by one or more of the bands scheduled
Unpredictable problems might happen. We work with serious bands; they would only cancel in extreme circumstances.
3. Cancellation by the venue
Unlikely. We have a contract with the venue and they are very serious.
Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.
- (28 days)