Album Launch Fund
There's no catch-all way to 'make it' in the music industry anymore. It's all about niche markets and finding and knowing your audience. That's good news for artists like me! So please take a gander at the GoFund link, check out the 'event' benefits and rewards you'll receive for pledging funds towards this project. I will play a private party for you at a reduced rate (one of several Event benefits for pledging your donation). Not everyone can afford to pledge funds in these financial times, but just know that if you do contribute you will receive many perks! You can scroll down the GoFundMe page to see real-time video of the recording process, who's involved, what the songs sound like, etc. And please don't hesitate to share this with any of your music loving friends, family or colleagues who you think would perhaps support music like mine (you know, Tom Petty, jangly, Wilco meets hook-laiden Beatlesque rock n roll stuff)! If you'd like to contribute outside of the GoFundMe platform and simply mail a check to me direct, several friends and fans have gone that route as well. That works, too. Feel free to email me with any questions you might have. And thanks for taking time to read this we're almost there! Jimmy Fallon awaits!
~ Eric Listen to Greatest Hitch Vol ONE here
Martyrs - 3855 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL
King Mixer is my name, King Mixer is my band, King Mixer is a night out with YOU and yours. I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together. Typically, the completion of an album results in a record release show to launch things into the known universe. That's what we're doin' here. Naturally, everyone who generously backed the King Mixer record already owns it (and thank you for playing it, daily, as June 18 approaches). It's not about selling albums on this particular night. It's about giving you a face full of guitars and harmonies, bringing you, this record's Godparents, into a world of wild behavior, birthdays and brethren, a live horn section and various surprise musical guests, coming together in celebration of a project we began exactly two years ago this month. I'm excited to launch this music into the world like the screaming newborn spastic it is. We shall raise the roof as one, like proud drunk parents.
Phil Angotti is my doppelganger, my compadre, the musical yin to my yang. When Martyrs asked if I had an opening act in mind, I immediately said "Phil." The man has the dual-vocal capability of a solemn angel like Elliot Smith, or the razor-cut grit of a McCartney "Helter Skelter", which Phil conjures at will, repeatedly, without fail (the bastard). And he makes it look easy. We've traveled together to Liverpool, England and back in the name of vintage guitars, scouse accents and actualizing the dream. Many of you can testify to the joy and energy Phil puts into his musicianship, along with his band, but for those who don't know, June 18th is my chance to convert you. Angotti is a Chicago treasure and not to be missed. Lord knows we'll cross paths on stage more than once on this night.
Also confirmed: King Mixer will be graced by the presence of power pop royalty during our set, with an appearance from legendary singer Cliff Johnson of Off Broadway. Cliff is featured as a guest vocalist on the Hang On record, during the 2nd verse of 'Don't Chu Think' (track 3). This is the time to roll down the windows and sing along to this blatant homage to power pop, a warm May breeze your only necessary audience.
It's all part of the King Mixer launch party, people, and we aim to mix it up with you! So ring your sitters, bring your sisters and drag your most skeptical pals to this party. They'll be thanking you for weeks afterwards, or your money back.
Who: King Mixer (w/ special guests The Phil Angotti Band)
What: The King Mixer Record Release Party for the album 'Hang On'
When: Saturday, June 18th 2016. Doors at 8PM
Where: Martyrs - 3855 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL http://martyrslive.com/calendar
Why: Because "the dream we dream apart is just a dream. The dream we dream together, that's reality." ~ John & Yoko
Closing in on that album release show. Stay tuned, boppers...stay tuned.
King Mixer aka Eric Howell