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Make the third Fest happen, get tickets to it, music by artists like Sufjan, Daedelus, Phosphorescent, Circulatory System, more!

www.nexttolastfest.com


Welcome to the Next to Last Festival! We are a charitable, independent music, film, and arts festival/parade/happening based in Athens, GA. Our third fest is currently slated for an October 2010 lift off, but we need your help! To date, we have showcased over 30 unique and inspiring musical acts from all over the country. We've also played host to independent film screenings, progressive speakers, performance art, a vendors market, a farmer's market, and a community info center for creatures of all ages all in the great North Georgia outdoors.

What we're trying to do is grind against the grain of the festival experience that so many have become accustomed to - paying too much for too little and getting the short end of their ticket stub. We want to take that seed and spread it out over an entire town for a long weekend next year. Each year thus far, we've experimented with groundbreaking artists, creative venues, site-specific performances, family accommodations, and fair pricing options. Our plans for 2010 hold a lot of expansion for our horizons. We'll be scattering the festival love all over the city - hitting our outdoor amphitheatre, rock clubs, DIY venues, public balconies, rain forest rooms, record stores, city streets, the cinema, the lake, maybe even your house! Many of the shows, main event aside, will be free and open to the public. But, free to you doesn't mean free to us.
It costs a lot to even put on even a smaller show in a unique way - much more than most people would imagine. While our small team is intensely dedicated to DIY production and philosophy, we still want to bring in the best entertainment, get all the right permits, and make all of our amenities accessible to all parties. The almighty dollar rendered 2008-9 pretty quiet years for us, so what we're trying to do with Kickstarter is narrow the gap that has to be filled by larger entities with occasionally unpleasant products to advertise and keep the fest independent. You make it - you go to it. If you help Kickstart the 2010 Next to Last Festival, not only can you help to be sure that this project-for-the-people stays automatic for the people for years to come, but you can get EXCLUSIVE recordings by a host of incredible artists, new CDs by Asthmatic Kitty artists, tickets to all of the events, VIP and backstage passes, airfare, and even more!! Expect bigger names, cooler venues all over the city, more films, more speakers and guest appearances, more artists and artisans, more food, more for kids, more for adults, more for your dog, more for the earth, more for your friends, and more for you! Our Kickstarter is a quest to support our and your creative Athens community and a team of workers that hopes to realize collective dreams among us.
Kickstarter.com contributors will be the first ones privy to our first headliner announcement - which will happen during fundraising!

Previous performers include:
Daedelus
Phosphorescent
Themselves (Doseone and Jel)
Circulatory System
Diane Cluck
Summer Hymns
Dark Meat
Quiet Hooves
Chris Schlarb
Liz Janes
Madeline
Spenking
Hope for Agoldensummer
Deaf Judges
Long Legged Woman
Mouser
Albert Suttle
Paper Tanks
BetterPeople
Jookabox
and many many more...

Hear some samples and be our friend on Facebook and Myspace :
http://www.facebook.com/nexttolastfest
http://www.myspace.com/nexttolastfest

Here's how the musical downloads will work:
When you donate at a level entitling you to mp3s, make sure your email is in your kickstarter profile and we'll shoot you an email. Alternatively, you can write nexttolastfest at gmail dot com with the subject kickstart and tell us what track you want. Here's what you can choose from:

Next to Last Songs Vol. II (2008)

1.) Diane Cluck - I'm Not Who You Think I Am (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
2.) Grampall Jookabox - Ponta (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
3.) Deaf Judges - Night Court (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
4.) Hope for Agoldensummer - Love Like A Sailor (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
5.) Spenking - Boy Moses (Viking Moses cover live at the Next to Last Festival)
6.) Circulatory System - untitiled (Unreleased demo)
7.) Daedelus - Live at the Next to Last Festival
8.) Geoff Reacher - excerpt (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
9.) Here Comes A Big Black Cloud!! - The Southern Suite (Unreleased Demo)
10.) Themselves - You Devil You (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
11.) Diane Cluck - Sandy Ree (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
12.) Spenking - Bad Blood Bubble-Up (Live at WUGA, Athens)
13.) Ishues - Home of the Brave
14.) Themselves - Poison Pit (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
15.) Liz Janes - Jerusalem (Live at WUGA, Athens)
16.) Long Legged Woman - My Ghost (Unreleased)
17.) Hope for Agoldensummer - Fourth Night (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
18.) Diane Cluck - 1/2 A Million Miles From Home (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
19.) Chris Schlarb - Twilight and Ghost Stories (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
Daniel Clay - Pony Express (iTunes only bonus track)

Next to Last Songs Vol. I (2007)
1.) My Parents - (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
2.) Geoff Reacher - Look Me In the Eye (Live at the Secret Squirrel, Athens)
3.) Madeline - Dollar Beer (Live at the Secret Squirrel, Athens)
4.) Mouser - Crack (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
5.) Summer Hymns - 14 Inches of Snow (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
6.) My Parents - Keep on Knockin' (Congos cover live at the Next to Last Festival)
7.) Bellyache - Charlie Hustle (Unreleased demo)
8.) My Parents - (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
9.) Some Animal - The Longest River in Africa (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
10.) Courtesan - (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
11.) Better People - Florida Revisited
12.) Phosphorescent - At Death, A Proclamation (Live at the Caledonia, Athens)
13.) Paper Tanks - Old Dogs
14.) Quiet Hooves - (untitled) (Live at the Secret Squirrel, Athens)

Next to Last Songs vinyl edition 2009)
Side A
1.) Spenking - Bad Blood Bubble-Up (Live at WUGA, Athens,)
2.) Circulatory System - untitled (Unreleased Demo)
3.) Diane Cluck - A Phoenix and Doves (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
4.) Themselves - Poison Pit (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
5.) Hope for Agoldensummer - Love Like A Sailor (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
6.) Daedelus - live excerpt from the Next to Last Festival
7.) Sharon Van Etten - Consolation Prize ( Live at WUGA, Athens)
8.) Paper Tanks - Fleabomb (blown artery version)
9.) Quiet Hooves - Sometimes (Live at the Secret Squirrel, Athens)

Side B
11.) Mouser - Crack (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
12.) Here Comes A Big Black Cloud!! - The Southern Suite (unreleased demo)
13.) Themselves - You Devil You (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
14.) My Parents - Only a Ruse (banter) (Live at the Next to Last Festival)
15.) BetterPeople - Florida (unreleased)
16.) Phosphorescent - At Death, A Proclamation (Live at the Caledonia, Athens)
17.) Diane Cluck - Sandy Ree (Live at the Next to Last Festival)


Other CD gifts generously provided by:
Donate to receive one of these fine records:
Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche

Mews Too: An Asthmatic Kitty Compilation

Rafter - Music for Total Chickens

Shapes and Sizes - s/t

Bunky - Born To Be A Motorcycle

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