Announced yesterday, Skull Alley is looking for you to back your boys on their newest endeavor, the Live at Skull Alley 7″ series. In conjunction with the First Saturday show series, Skull Alley is looking to release a 7″ record from each of the shows. For more details, see the Kickstart Project site or continue reading below.
“Back in January we started an ongoing monthly show series called the First Saturday Show at our all ages music and arts venue Skull Alley. We started the series to begin each month at the space on an exciting note by getting the best bands from the region we could and keeping the ticket prices as low as possible. On a whim we decided to record the shows off of our board with the help of our friend Trip who runs an awesome donation based studio called Studio K.
The recordings turned out 1000% better than we could have ever imagined and we immediately knew we should do something with them. After getting a couple more of the First Saturday shows under our belts we finally decided that we should release these recordings as a limited vinyl 7” singles series that has a couple of live songs from each band on the show as well as a digital download of the entire show.
Our goal with this is to help document the history of the space in a permanent format, raise our general notoriety level in town and elsewhere, give the bands an awesome new item to sell at their merch tables, raise a little extra money to fund the space, and most importantly help document the work of some local bands that may never record otherwise.
Sounds awesome, right?
Well the problem is we don’t really have the cash right now to get these out immediately, so we thought we’d start up a Kickstarter project for this to see if we can raise the funds to get the first one or two out into the world, and to help gauge interest in the project and see if people would even care if we did this.
The recordings for the first three shows are all ready to go, and obessively mixed by Studio K . They sound really, really awesome. In fact, they sound better than a lot of band’s professionally recorded studio records. Add in the hilarious in-between song banter and heckling from the crowd, and we’ve got a winner.
The money from this Kickstarter project would be used to immediately send the first of the series off to be plated at Aardvark Mastering for vinyl production (approx $275), then sent directly to the vinyl plant for production (approx $500). It will also pay for basic packaging for the records and the digital downloads. We’re setting the goal for the project at $1000 to cover the first record completely, but if we can reach $2000 or even $3000 we can send the first 2-3 records in the series off to press at the same time, which would mean supporters would find a barrage of new music to check out arriving in their mail boxes all at once.
Any profits from these records will be used to of course release the rest of the series, and to put towards overhead for the venue and improvements to the sound/recording equipment we have in house.
Recorded shows, ready for release:
First Saturday show #1 – COLISEUM, STRAIGHT As, ZCFOS
First Saturday show #2 – Fork In Socket, Rest Assured, Houses In Motion
First Saturday show #3 – ALGERNON CADWALLADER, Mountain Asleep, Wise Blood
First Saturday Show #4 – PAUL BARIBEAU, Evil Grimace, Egret, Teenage Angela (pending artist approval)”