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HOMEGROWN III, OCT 14th-16th 2011, brings together over 60 bands from the Northeast and far beyond to create an even odder sound.

B.O.W. Shows & the HOMEGROWN festival aim to:
1) bring to the Boston area the most interesting, cutting edge, and wild
musical acts from around the globe.
2) foster a scene here in the Boston area that will serve as a fertile
breeding ground for interesting, cutting edge, and wild musical artists
to grow.
3) foster a culture in the Boston area that is supportive of, and excited
about local and visiting musical artists and the live music experience
in general.
4) provide a safe, secure situation for music fans of all ages to see and
hear and experience the wild world of sounds that human beings are
capable of creating.

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 wizardry, 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 8/26

am internet(boston)
arvid noe(boston)
baby names(boston)
bezoar(nyc)
big digits(boston)
birthdays(boston)
blues control(nyc)
bobb trimble’s flying spiders(boston)
brown angel(pa)
cave bears(w mass)
chapter 24(england)
chris north dream quartet(boston)
colin l orchestra(nyc)
cop city/chill pillars(florida)
cuffs(boston)
death shepherd(boston)
doomstar(noah + spenser from…)(boston)
dope body(baltimore)
dust commander(members of oneida) (boston)
estrogen highs(ct)
extreme animals(nyc)
exusamwa(boston)
fat history month(boston)
fedavees(boston)
free pizza(boston)
gary war(nyc)
glenn jones(boston)
grass widow(sanfran)
greg kelley ensemble(ma) w/ greg kelley, bill nace, ryan mcguire, curt newton
hands and knees(boston)
happy jawbone family band(vt)
holy sheet(ri)
horse spirit penetrates(w. mass)
hunnie bunnies(boston)
hurricanes of love(boston)
hyena(maine)
kal marks(boston) kid romance(boston)
major stars(boston)
needy visions(boston)
noise nomads(w mass) pc worship(nyc)
peace, loving(boston)
pile(boston)
pilgrim(ri)
poltergeist friction(boston)
prince rama(nyc)
quilt(boston)
regal degal(nyc) reports(boston)
rotten apples(boston)
royal baths(sanfran)
skimask(boston)
taps(boston)
the clippers(boston)
the craters(boston)
the men(nyc) the psyched(nyc)
the sediment club(nyc)
truman peyote(w/ yohuna)(los angeles)
2 ton bug(ct)
village of spaces(maine)
white fence(sanfran)
white limo(w mass)
young adults(boston)
zebu(w mass)

many thanks to Zoard Tyeklar, and Matt Lundin for the HOMEGROWN teaser poster, and Kickstarter video respectively.

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    and you will have our gratitude, a smile from all of us, and you will receive a cd-r compilation of some of the best local bands from Boston and New England(many of whom will be playing HOMEGROWN III)

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    and you will have our gratitude, a smile from all of us, and you will receive a cd-r compilation of some of the best local bands from Boston and New England(many of whom will be playing HOMEGROWN III) AND you will receive a pass to 1 day, your choice , of the HOMEGROWN III music festival.

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    you will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE AND A copy of the BOSTON HASSLE Boston Underground(to be released @ HOMEGROWN III) music compilation which will feature exclusive tracks from the coolest, most interesting, and cutting edge bands the Boston area has to offer. This compilation will come in the form of a PLAYBUTTON(http://www.playbutton.co/), a wearable button that plays music.

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    you will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE AND you will receive a pass to any 2 days, your choice, of the HOMEGROWN III music festival. $75

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    you will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE AND a limited edition silk screened HOMEGROWN III poster designed by a local artist(and a copy of the silkscreened poster from HOMEGROWN II designed by local artist Zoard Tyeklar)

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    you will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE AND a limited edition HOMEGROWN III T SHIRT designed by a local artist.

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    you will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE AND a personal assistant during the entirety of HOMEGROWN III who will pick you up, drop you off, run to the store to get you a drink, pickup take out for you, or do whatever you please(within reason).

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    you will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE AND we will personally work with you to try to put together your dream show. whoever you would like to see play in Boston on one bill, we will get in touch with their people and try HARD to make it a reality.

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