Make SF Punk Renaissance Happen!

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D Mickey Sampson  SAN FRANCISCO, CA

www.punkrocksewingcircle.com

Join the Punk Rock Sewing Circle in commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Punk with SF Punk Renaissance (September 20-27, 2015) a weeklong festival of iconic punk events celebrating old school music, art, and culture. We have the venues, artists, films, bands; our DIY spirit is as strong as ever. Our only stumbling block is financial. We've spent 6 months planning, sweated blood, gnashed our teeth, and taken our money out from under the mattresses  but we're still short of money. Contribute towards our $15,000 goal and help put SF punk history on the map with SF Punk Renaissance 2015.

WHAT IS SF PUNK RENAISSANCE
? From September 20-27, 2015 we’re celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Punk with SF Punk Renaissance, a weeklong festival of old school style punk events. From London to San Francisco and beyond, punk was a revolution that changed history forever. Despite our strong scene, San Francisco has never received the recognition it deserved in the histories of the era despite being on the cutting edge in all fields. Forty years ago we defied convention, and with our deep DIY ethos changed the world of fashion, art, and music forever. We built a Community. Forty years later, we’re still defying convention, still creating, and still making music.

SF Punk Renaissance will showcase early SF punk photography, film, music, and spoken word. Gallery exhibits feature iconic early punk photo images while film screenings highlight rare footage from our early history, including recently discovered 8 mm films. Panels provide an opportunity for dynamic reflection while the live musical events share the type of music that brought us all together. SF Punk Renaissance is a celebration of Punk -the heart of our community, our Past and our Present.


WHY DO WE NEED HELP?
We’re a barebones volunteer organization who sticks to our roots. Our events are done DIY style and showcase the best of San Francisco early punk but doing so without compromise comes at a steep price in Gold Rush San Francisco. San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the country and everything from venue rentals to food and equipment costs reflect that reality. Ticket sales only meet a small percentage of our costs; if tickets were priced to reflect the costs they would be unaffordable to many members of the punk community.

All funds donated through GFM will help cover overhead-venue, sound, and equipment rentals, stage construction and band stipends. The venues are lined up, the bands confirmed, and the art is being framed. We've done the planning, the work, and taken our money out from under the mattresses but we're still running short of funds. We can't do it without you. Help us make SF Punk Renaissance 2015 a reality by contributing to our campaign and help us keep our history on the map.
WHO WE ARE: The Punk Rock Sewing Circle is a volunteer group of artists, musicians, and activists from the early days of San Francisco punk who organize old school punk art and music based events. Our DIY events provide a platform for people, artists, and musicians to connect; as venues close and culture flees San Francisco, we're working to keep our culture ALIVE.

Since September of 2012, we’ve put on four multi day multi media events; SF Punk Renaissance will be our 5th extravaganza. From the SF Punk Reunion 2012 STFU, and a Benefit, to SF Punk Homecoming 2013, and SF Punk Renaissance Early Warning; we’ve provided a showcase for early punk music and art that would otherwise remain unseen and unheard. Iconic photographs that have been stored away for 35 years have been exhibited; films that document the early days of punk have been shown for the first time. Seminal bands have played; some have even reformed to play at our events. Old friends, have reconnected and new friends have emerged from our shared history.

And because punk was the voice of the disaffected and disenfranchised, supporting social justice causes is an fundamental part of the Punk Rock Sewing Circle’s mission. During  SF Punk Renaissance Early Warning, we mobilized community support for an integral and stigmatized need, collecting over 400 boxes of tampons for the homeless women of St. Anthony’s Foundation. We’ll continue to support health and dignity for homeless women with another Tampon Drive in September.

SF Punk Renaissance will eclipse all our other events by providing a full week of events showcasing original punk photography, art, film, and live music culled from the San Francisco’s formidable history. Punk forged our identities; it’s at the core of our friendships and the basis for the way we live our lives. Please contribute to the fundraising campaign and help create a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of punk worthy of forty years of punk culture. Doing it Together. Again!

Check out some of the posters for a taste of past events!




Donations and Incentive
s: Thanks for your support! For everyone who donates, we'll post a thank you on our virtual Wall of Thanks, include your name in the media thanks that will run with the events, and publish your name in our program.

Incentives:
If there's a choice, please e-mail us at punkrocksewingcircle@gmail.com to let us know whether you are choosing door #1 or #2  and include your mailing address

If you're local, help us save on postage;  We'll have thank you incentives available at the events for pick up.
 
If you're outside of San Francisco, we'll mail out the thank you's  after 7/30/15.
Tote set=Limited edition tote bag, poster, and button.
Punk Photo Book Set=All books will be signed and hot off the presses. Includes Punk Photo Book by Bobby Castro, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables  by Michael Stewart Foley, Gun Needle Spoon a punk memoir by Patrick O'Neal
 
1000 donation Ramones print 16x20 by Bobby Castro
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Posted by D Mickey Sampson
40 months ago
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A Profound Thank You to Everyone for your support in making SF Punk Renaissance Happen! Tickets and more details including the week schedule at www.punkrocksewingcircle.com!
Email us at punkrocksewingcircle@gmail.com

We're just two weeks away from the week's events and the shows! We have some surprise and special guests joining us.. you'll discover who they are at the shows!

If you donated, we are trying to reach you for sizes and details! Check your mailbox; mail comes through Go Fund Me or write us at
punkrocksewingcircle@gmail.com! We'll have the swag pre-bagged and labeled with your name at the merch table! Thank you for supporting SF Punk Renaissance!

See you in September!
9/25 111 Minna, Zappa Room
9/26 Verdi Club!
9/23 Public Works!
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Posted by D Mickey Sampson
41 months ago
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A Profound THANK YOU to Everyone for your Support! We are now in the critical stage of our fundraising and are asking for your help in sharing information about the campaign.

We've worked hard to coordinate this week on behalf of the community. These shows are for the community and by the community and this has been a labor of love (for the most part) -not for profit. All the funds raised go to cover overhead, from venue and sound fees to band stipends and backline. We desperately are trying to defray the costs of the festival, want to keep ticket prices affordable, and we've searched out every dollar from under our mattresses.

If you haven't seen the posters- check it out! We have great shows and incredible line-ups. Band members are traveling back to SF from all over the country to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Punk! We want to put tickets on sale for the events next week- Please help us to defray the costs of the event by sharing the information about the campaign.

In addition to the three events below, we have panels scheduled at the library and the OddFellows Hall, A Swap and Share meet at the OddFellows Hall, a night of East Bay Bands at Eli's in Oakland, and a night of new punk music co produced at El Rio with Scott Alcoholocaust! It's a whole week of fun with information on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/groups/SFW2013/
and www.punkrocksewingcircle.com

Thanks for all of your support –You have helped make SF Punk Renaissance Happen

See you in September!!!
Wednesday September 23rd @ Public Works!
Friday September 25th- 111 Minna
Saturday September 26th- Verdi Club
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Posted by D Mickey Sampson
42 months ago
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A profound thank you to everyone who has helped by donating to SF Punk Renaissance 2015! Check out a few of the details for our September celebration-we'll share more when the final 'T is crossed and the i is dotted!

Thanks to your support through Go Fund Me and private donations we are over half way to our goal! Due to your support, we've have been able to sign contracts, put down deposits, and book the bands. We're now at a critical stage of our fundraising, we would like to put tickets on sale but desperately want them to be affordable.

We've scraped together every penny we have and are making every cent of your donations count! Please help us again by sharing the word so that we can reach our goal. Thank you so much for your support!

See you in September!
A Taste of the Celebration to Come!
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Raised by 55 people in 43 months
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We'll include you on our "Wall of Thanks" and give you a Limited edition button
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We'll' give you a copy of limited edition poster and button
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We'll give you a limited edition tote bag available for sale only at the event and a button
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We'll give you a limited edition T-shirt available only at the event, poster, and button
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We'll give you a signed copy of Punk Photo Book by Bobby Castro, tote set
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We'll give you a Limited edition hoodie, t-shirt, and a tote set OR on 9/23 Reserved Seating for two, 4 drink tickets, tote set
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Hoodie, tote set, signed book Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables by Michael S Foley OR 1 all access pass; 9/23 Reserved seating 2 drink tickets, tote set
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Limited Edition Hoodie, tote set, Gun Needle Spoon by Patrick O’Neil OR one ALL ACCESS PASS; on 9/23 two reserved seats and 4 drink tokens, tote set
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Signed framed punk photo print by SF Photographer Bobby Castro
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Two ALL ACCESS PASSES, 9/26 reserved table for four; 9/23 two reserved seats 4 drink tickets
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Signed framed print of the Ramones in 1983 by SF Photographer Bobby Castro (16x20)
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Signed print by Bobby Castro or Ruby Ray 2 hoodies, T-shirt, tote set, boxed set of Decline of Western Civilization, Punk Book set
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Signed framed print by Ruby Ray or Bobby Castro, 2 hoodies, T-shirt, tote set, Set/ Search and Destroy, boxed set of Decline of Western Civilization Punk Book s
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Fred McFadden
40 months ago

Hell Yeah.

$150
Gary Mollica
40 months ago
$20
D Mickey Sampson
41 months ago
$15
Shelly Schwartlander
41 months ago

Curious to see if I can wake this fund up?

$20
Anonymous
41 months ago
$50
Shelly Schwartlander
41 months ago
$20
Dominique Leslie
41 months ago

OG punk forever. Art. Noise. Revolution.

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41 months ago
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Mark Hanford
41 months ago

I'll be attending many of the events, so I'll get my swag there.

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