Here goes a rant. Enjoy:
I’ve already briefly mentioned this before, but my friend Steve and I, AKA Breaking And Entering, are trying to make a television series about Milwaukee’s emerging music scene. We want to feature a lot of the people that get write-ups here on AllenHalas.com, as well as some who don’t, and some people that we haven’t even met yet. I know for a fact that there’s a lot of talent in this city. If you follow this blog somewhat regularly, you do too.
We want to span all genres of music. How many of you know that Kings Go Forth, from Milwaukee, signed with Luaka Bop, the world music label headed by David Byrne, formerly of the Talking Heads? How many of you know that Milwaukee is home to artists that have won Alternative Press’ “Hometown Heroes” contest? (Most recently: Take The Day in 2011) The answer is not enough of you. When Bon Iver won their Best New Artist Grammy a few weeks ago, I saw a lot of people saying “I didn’t know they were from Eau Claire, WI?”. I believe things like that shouldn’t happen. We want to make a show that looks great for you, the viewer, as well as something authentic for the artists. We want to launch careers. Each show will center around one featured performer, and we’ll also have a remote segment featuring someone who might not be an artist, but is still a significant contributor to Milwaukee.
Here’s where it gets tricky, though. Things like this cost money. I don’t really want to twist your arm on this (mainly because things like that hurt), but if I could for a second, I strongly urge you to help contribute to our fund on IndieGoGo.com, a fundraising website. We can’t do this alone. We’ve already put some significant time and effort into this project. We’ve talked to a television station, and we’re on their list of possible shows to get partial funding in the near future. We can’t put up all of the money ourselves, though. This is where Milwaukee can really make something happen. Even if you give $1, everything is a step forward. We’ve set up some perks for you if you contribute enough to our campaign. We’re going to keep adding to those perks when we can find something worthy of giving you. We also need more than money. If you have anything you think we might be interested in, send us an email at BreakinNEntering@Gmail.com
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Contribute to our campaign on IndieGoGo by clicking here. Also, spread this to everyone you know. Please and thank you.