Loading...
Charity Case

Win A Date With The Singer! Kickstarter Bands That Actually Deserve Your Money

Comments (0)

By

Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 4:30 AM
click to enlarge The Mowgli's
  • The Mowgli's

By Ed Carrasco

Christmas may be over, but lots of local musicians are still hoping for a little seasonal generosity. They're seeking help footing the bill for production of their albums -- remember those? -- and have turned to Kickstarter. You may be feeling tapped out at this time of year, but, hey, the economy's improving, right? Right? Anyway, here are five completely worthy local musicians who will put your shekels to good use.

LA Font

Amount they're seeking: $9,000

How close are they? Almost half-way there

This unsigned Echo Park indie band with a '90s feel has spent most of 2011 writing the follow-up to their well-received debut The American Leagues. Now they're hoping fans will pitch in so they can make their second work with influential producers. "DIY is over," quips lead singer Danny Bobbe. "It's all about DIT -- do it together."

The Mowgli's

Amount they're seeking: $7,000

How close are they? Let's just say they've got their work cut out for them

Hailing from Hollywood, this rock/folk/'70s-style outfit needs ransom money to rescue various members of the group who have been kidnapped by their producer. That's their story, anyway. If it doesn't work out, not only won't we get a new album out of them, but we'll never hear from them again, except when they're taking our orders at a local Vegan restaurant, apparently.

Quattro

Amount they're seeking: $12,000

How close are they? A quarter of the way, maybe?

Fusing latin, jazz, and classical, Quattro is a four-member ensemble trying to make their debut album, which they describe as "the rebirth of raw un-compromised self-expression." We weren't aware it had died in the first place! Percussionist Jorge Villanueva says that their music is fused together with ease, and connects with people in the same way.

Related Content

Now Trending

Los Angeles Concert Tickets

Slideshows

  • Air Guitar Championship Semifinals @ The Troubadour
    The Southwest Semifinals of the US Air Guitar Championship were held last Saturday at the historic Troubadour Club in West Hollywood. The event determined who would compete as regional representatives at the 2014 National Finals in Kansas City on August 9th. The colorful contestants (many of whom opted for elaborate codpieces) were judged by comedians Kristen Schaal and the Sklar Brothers. The top score was awarded to crowd-surfing guitarist Kingslayer, the mother of a teenage son who also competed wearing little more than an American flag bathing suit. All photos by Gustavo Turner.
  • Lucha VaVOOM @ The Mayan Theatre
    Lucha VaVOOM to The Mayan Theatre on Thursday night with a dose of their Sexy, Hot, Summer FUN! show to a packed house. With all the girls, guns and muscles what could go wrong? All photos by Timothy Norris.
  • The Best L.A. Concert Scenes of 2014 (So Far)
    With more secret shows, more once-in-a-lifetime performances, and more venues than any place else, there is no doubt that L.A. is one of the top places on the planet to see live music. Here are the best concert scenes of 2014 (so far).