CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION VIA GOFUNDME TO HELP SUPPORT THE ROOFTOP ACOUSTIC MUSIC SHOWCASE AT MULTIPLES!
So, we are organizing this show called Art Multiples
taking place Oct. 17-19 at 2605 Armitage, and it just so happens that
the venue where we are having this show of art, indie craft, zines,
comix, artists books, bike culture, all this great stuff...it just so
happens that it has a really terrific rooftop terrace (pictured) and so
we thought "Hey, wouldn't this be a great spot for people to listen to
some local music acts while they cool their heels and have a frosty
So, we started asking around and, honestly, we are just
too poor to offer anybody more than some free beer to play and we have
been putting together this amazing list of musicians who are offering to
perform and do it!
So then we started talking with Serena who
runs an amazing little apartment event space called Dollhouse DIY who we
asked and she accepted to come aboard as coordinator, and we said,
"Everyone is agreeing to do it for beer basically, but I thought we
might set up something for people to donate somehow. We don't make
anything from the show, admission is a $5 suggested donation to a group
we work with that supports artists in Haiti,
but maybe we could do a GoFundMe or something along those lines and
distribute the donations among the group? And it's going to happen
anyway, but wouldn't it be nice if we could raise a little something to
give them anyway because artists deserve to be paid?" And she was like,
"Great idea. Do that."
So, here we are. Regardless what happens,
the Rooftop Lounge Acoustic Showcase at Multiples (we even started a
Facebook group for it here)
is going to happen anyway. We just think everybody is so great we want
to give them a little something for doing it. And we have roughly 30
slots throughout the weekend, so if we raise $1,500, then we'll be able
to give each of the bands $50. Which is nothing, really, but gas money,
or Tylenol for the day after. Anyway, you get it. Whatever we get will
be evenly doled out to the performers. Unlikely as it is, anything we
get above the target we'll use to pay somebody to record the show for a
Soundcloud archive for those who would like us to.
We're going to
run this until a week before the show so there's enough time to get it
in the bank to give to these guys whhen they perform that weekend. Which
means there's a very short amount of time to get the word out and
donate. Then we hope you'll come out, because it's going to be really
Thanks for being awesome.
we've updated our website with a full list of performers and bios!
An updated list of performers and schedule of dates and times is hosted on the Rooftop Acoustic Music Showcase page of our website.
ROOF TERRACE ACOUSTIC LOUNGE PERFORMERS
Medicine Bear & the Herbal Remedies
Ghoul for a Goblin
Decoy Prayer Meeting
Trevor Harris Roberts
Old Fox Road
Please note when attending that selections from the Rooftop Program at
Multiples. will be recorded live and presented in conjunction with the
Chicago Loop Alliance's Lightscape Program. We request that those
attending the performances note and maintain silence while live
recordings are in progress. Post-show, recordings will be made available
for listening at the Multiples. Chicago Rooftop Program Soundcloud
group at https://soundcloud.com/groups/rooftop-acoustic-music-showcase.
Full date/time schedule of performances TBA