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Help us fund the shooting and editing of a documentary DVD chronicling "The Last Laugh" our farewell tour of the old hometown of Austin

On April 21, 22 and 23 the Asylum Street Spankers will play their final shows ever.  Three different shows in three venues:

April 21, The Cactus Cafe; Givin' the People What They Want

We will play a set chosen by fans in an online poll, which closed April 1..

April 22, Ruta Maya; Night of 1000 Egos

A mob of former Spankers, including Stanley Smith, Guy Forsyth, Pops Bayless, Mysterious John, Olivier Giraud, and many, many more will join us for a night of memories, music and, we expect, heavy drinking. 

April 22, US Art Authority; Spanks for Everything

The current band brings the farewell show that has been selling out venues around the country to Austin.  This is the final public performance of the Asylum Street Spankers.

These three big nights, filled with old and new friends, reminiscing and making new memories MUST be documented.  So we are raising funds to finance the shooting and editing of a feature length documentary DVD to accompany a live album in a double disk package.  Entitled The Last Laugh, this will be the final Spankers release, tentatively scheduled for October 2011.

The film will be more than just performance footage.  Cameras will follow the band throughout the week to media appearances, after parties, load-ins, soundchecks, and backstage.  Filmmakers will interview current and former Spankers about their thoughts and feelings as the history of a legendary and influential act comes to its end.  

Your support of this project will help us ensure that though the Spankers are ending, these memories are recorded and preserved forever.

Spanks for Everything!

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    A digital download of one song of your choice from "The Last Laugh", the upcoming final album by Asylum Street Spankers.

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    Advance digital download of "The Last Laugh", the upcoming final album by Asylum Street Spankers. This is for the audio tracks only, not the documentary.

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    A pre-release copy of "The Last Laugh" CD/DVD combo documenting the Spankers' final shows. You will receive your copy before it is available anywhere!

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    A pre-release copy of "The Last Laugh" plus a collectible, screen printed poster designed by Paul Ahern, the designer of the "Spanker Madness" album cover. Only 100 posters will be printed and they will be signed and numbered by the artist.

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    VIP tickets to all three nights of "The Last Laugh". VIP ticket holders are guaranteed premium seating close to the stage with unobstructed sight lines. This is the only way to get non-general admission, guaranteed seated tickets to these farewell shows.

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    A pre-release copy of "The Last Laugh" plus the collectible, limited edition screen printed poster both autographed to you by Christina and the gang.

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    VIP tickets to all three shows plus a pre-release copy of "The Last Laugh" plus the collectible, limited edition screenprinted poster both autographed to you by Christina and the gang.

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    2 sets of VIP tickets to all three shows of The Last Laugh. Perfect for couples!

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    On Sunday, April 24 we will charter a boat on Lady Bird Lake, which is right in the middle of gorgeous downtown Austin, for dinner, drinks, and a private jam! You will be able to bring your instrument and jam with us! (Kazoos provided for the less musically inclined.) The film crew will shoot it and provide you with video proof of your all too brief tenure as a Spanker. This reward also includes the autographed pre-release DVD/CD combo, the autographed collectible poster and VIP tickets to all three public shows. This will be an unforgettable experience. Travel to Austin and accommodations not included.

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