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What is Happening at the FUMP

A FuMPFest fundraiser CD is available for purchase.  It is $20 for a two-CD set of over 40 live performances from last year’s FuMPFest.

Two new acts have been announced for FuMPFest as well: Drew Jacobs and TV’s Kyle.  Full list of guests on the site.

Pre-registration for FuMPFest goes up from $35 to $45 on April 1st and the room block for the hotel closes May 19th.

The great Luke Ski joins TV’s Kyle new show on Cartoon Network Might Magiswords as a Storyboard Revisionist.  Here about it on Kyle and Luke Talk About Toons.

Nuclear Bubble Wrap released a video for their song The Agenda.  A little song poking fun at those who fear a “gay agenda.”  It was animated by ThePivottsXX.

Luke Ski released a video for his song The Twilight Zone too.  It is about the TV show Twilight Zone, nothing about sparkling vampires.

Bonecage has done more on his YouTube channel as well.

Carla Ulbrich is using Indiegogo as a pre-sale to fund her next album.  The album is written and mostly recorded already.  Reward levels include skype guitar lesson, handwritten lyrics, concert in your living room, your name in liner notes, and a video of Carla singing, dancing, and raving about how great you are.

Marc Gunn has a Kickstarter campaign for new steampunk album Dragons vs. Pirates.

During February’s Album Writing Month TV’s Kyle wrote an entire album, recorded it, and now has it available for purchase.  You can download it for only $5.

Harmonix announced the release of Rock Band 4 and is requesting song.  Now Devo Spice is trying to get his song The Dumbest Song on Rock Band on there, so he is asking for everyone’s help in requesting it.   Go to the request page, put in “The Dumbest Song on Rock Band” for the title, “Devo Spice” for the artist, and then click Submit.

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LeetStreet Boys Album #4 Kickstarter

The anime otaku band LeetStreet Boys are backing and looking to fund a fourth album.  After getting together to release their new Pocky Girl, they got excited to do another album.  They need to raise $9,001 for this album.  The band already has the gear and experience they need.  They just need the money to focus full-time on the album and have a back up in case of a disaster.  They can do this, they just need the money.  They have turned to Kickstarter for the first time to help them out.

See you soon!

By pledging $1 you get their new single “Pocky Girl” on MP3 (no immaterial “thank you” reward you actually get something for $1).  Other rewards are the digital album,  karaoke tracks, their other albums both digital and physical, thanked in the liner notes, access to song demos to give feed back on, get composer Matthew Myers to come to your con or event, they will write and produce a song of your design, the band will perform at your con, event, or private party.

The stretch goals for the project are an animated music video of one of the songs and physical CDs.

So far they have only been able to raise $2,873 (as of this writing).  The Kickstarter has only four more days to go.  The band has not gotten a chance to really tour or perform anywhere for a while and have started to wonder if anyone really cares about their music or at least willing to help them make it.  They is a good chance to help out a band for all the music they have given out over the years and get some stuff for yourself.  You have until Feburary 26th at 9:45AM EST.

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Press Release: Maid Cafe NY to Host Promotional Fundraiser for “Santa Company” Film

Maid Cafe NY will hold a promotional fundraiser event supporting upcoming Christmas themed Japanese animation film “Santa Company” on December 22nd, 2013 from 3pm – 4pm at 150 Centre Street, Downtown, NY. Free to attend and open to the public, “Santa Company” will be introduced through multimedia interviews with cast and production members discussing the production based in Japan.

Free “Santa Company” swag will be available to attendees, as well as autographed illustrations and posters from the film for supporters who donate money toward the “Santa Company” Kickstarter campaign. The event culminates with a world-premiere casting announcement about famous voice actors signing onto the project to perform principle roles.

About the Film, “Santa Company”
Noel is a girl who has just joined the mysterious Company. Santa Company is an international corporation that consists of three departments: Santa Dept., Reindeer Dept. and Gift department. And only once a year, these three departments work together and use their expertise to safely deliver Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve!

It’s told with a touch of romance and action. It also shows how ordinary people with no particular special powers systematize the job of Santa Clauses to make it fitted in the real world, relationships between workers, and this Christmas gifts delivery business’s power of influence and economic effects.

Animator and director Kenji Itoso (who worked with Hayao Miyazaki and Satoshi Kon) has currently raised more than half of $50,000 to finance “Santa Company” through Kickstarter. Funding will be used to create the film as well as produce English and French subtitles.

About Maid Cafe NY
Located at 150 Centre Street in Manhattan, Maid Cafe NY is a theme café, offering unique Japanese food, sweets, drink and merchandise served by professionally trained servers dressed in cute maid outfits in a fashionable Japanese pop setting. Food and sweets include Japanese curry, Rice Ball, various Matcha Green Tea sweets, and Japanese style parfait and crepes. Maid Cafe also offers occasional live music entertainment.

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FuMP Kickstarters

Two members of the FuMP have Kickstarter projects going on right now.  Two great albums for fans of Doctor Who and video games.

Devo Spice is looking for some help to with his latest project, I Am The Doctor.  A comedy rap album about Doctor Who for the 50th anniversary, with a song about the different incarnations of The Doctor.

His song I Am The Doctor will be the title track for the album.  Peter Davison (fifth Doctor) makes an appearance on the song “Companion Application.”  Other cameos are being lined too.

The CD is schedule to be released on November 23rd, the day of the anniversary show.  The album has already been funded so no need to worry about it not making it.  You can still get in on this till 2pm on October 31st.  The Kickstarter is to fund production of the CDs, professionally mastering of the songs, money for shipping.

The rewards for this you get a lot of great things for cheap: pledge of only $1 will get you two MP3 downloads of your choice, $10 the digital album, $15 the physical album with booklet, $25 get an exclusive Kickstarter poster with your album, $30 get an exclusive t-shirt with your album, $40 get the t-shirt and poster, $75 signed hand written sheet music page, $100 get credited as producer, $250 get a custom song on any subject you want, and more at higher levels.

In addition to regular rewards, there are also special add-ons.  Devo’s previously released albums are available at a discounted price.  You can get them as either downloads or CDs.  Just add the right amount of extra funds and pick your choice.

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Insane Ian is a comedy musician and a video game reviewer.  Now he wants to combine these two in a web series called “Reviewsicals,” musical reviews of video games.

Funding will go to the materials Ian needs to make the videos himself: new computer, video camera, green screen, and cost of printing CDs.  He already has access to all the games he will review and systems to play them on.  Expect 10 or more videos and songs to be made for the first season.   Each song from the series will be made available on Bandcamp and as a CD once the season is done.

The project’s goal is $2,750 and as of now it has raised $822.  The Kickstarter goes till about noon on November 7th.

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SRP Concert Kickstarter

Synthesized Reality Productions, SRP, is a new live Vocaloid concert group with a dream of doing concerts all over the wold.  To do this they need some better equipment (lighting and effects) for their first concert at year’s Pacific Media Expo, PMX, in Los Angeles, California in November.  So they are asking for some help raising the funds.

SRP include former members of Vocalekt Visions, another live holographic concert team, plus other producers, musicians, animators, and artists from San Francisco and all around the world.  With all the help from Vocaloid industry professionals they have been able to line up shows internationally already.  To make these shows the best they can possible be and to start things off with a bang they are running this Kickstarter.

The reward levels are light on physical awards.  $10 gets you a shout out, $25 three custom-made phone charms, $50 you get a CD from one of SRP’s producers and DVD of the show, $100 and $200 original artwork, $300 2 CDs plus an original song, and much more at higher levels. 

Their goal is $2,500 by November 3.  So far they have six backers for only $540.  Fans of Vocaloid might want to give this a look, both for what you get from it and for helping future live concerts in the future. 

Vocaloid is a vocal synthesizing program created by Yamaha, in its third installment. A Vocaloid concert uses 3D holographic images based on the character mascots of each Vocaloid voice banks. Each Vocaloid has a unique character design, as well as a different voice type for varied ranges and styles of music.

 

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Now Nerdcore News

MC Lars literary rapper, and man who has found use for English degree, is out on tour right now with the Vans Warp Tour.  The tour covers several locations and with dozens of bands of different genres.  You can learn more about the  bands and buy tickets at the website.  Of note is that the tour will sell water bottles and then refill them for free.

Dates and Locations
7/11 Mansfield, MA at the Comcast Center
7/12 Camden, NJ at the Susquehanna Bank Center
7/13 Long Island, NY at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7/14 Hartford, CT at the Comcast Theatre
7/16 Scranton, PA at the Toyota Pavilion
7/17 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
7/18 Cuyahoga Falls, Oh at the Blossom Music Center
7/19 Auburn Hills, MI at The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/20 Tinley Park, IL at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheature
7/21 Shakopee, MN at the Canterbury Park
7/23 Bonner Springs, KS at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
7/24 Maryland Heights, MO at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/25 Atlanta GA, Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
7/26 St. Petersburg, FL at Vinoy Park
7/27 West Palm Beach, FL at the Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/28 Orlando, FL at the Central FL Fairgrounds
7/29 Charlotte, NC at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/30 Cincinnati, OH at the Riverbend Music Center
7/31 Milwaukee, WI at the Marcus Amphitheatre
8/2 Dallas, TX at the Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/3 San Antonio, TX at the AT&T Center
8/4 Houston, TX at the Reliant Center Parking Lot

Then after that Vans Warp Tour is over Lars goes on another tour with Wheatus

8/16 NYC at the Gramercy Theater with Wheatus, Such as Life and MC Frontalot
8/17 West Chester, PA at the Note with Math the Band, Late Cambrian, The Danger O’s, and NONA

and then off to the United Kingdom in September

9/16 Holyhead, Gwynedd at the Ucheldre Centre
9/18 Glasgow at King Tut’s with Wheatus
9/19 Carlisle, Cumbria at The Brickyard with Wheatus
9/20 Birmingham at the O2 Academy 2 with Wheatus
9/23 Bridgend at Hobos with Wheatus
9/24 Harlow, Essex at The Square with Wheatus
9/25 St. Albans at The Horn
9/26 Town Centre, Witney at Fat Lil’s
9/27 Margate, Kent at West Coast
9/29 Town Centre, Southend-on-Sea at Chinnery’s with Wheatus
10/03 Nottingham at the Rescue Rooms with Wheatus
10/04 Machester at the Academy 3 with Wheatus
10/07  Wolverhampron, West Midlands at the Slade Rooms
10/08 Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire at the Craufurd Arms
10/09 Gloucester at the Guildhall with Wheatus
10/12 London at the Borderline with Wheatus

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Mega Ran has gotten back from a two week tour in Japan with some of the top Chiptune DJs around.  Part of this tour was to film for a documentor in Blu-ray.  So to help cover costs for the tour (which has already happened), studio costs, and disc manufacturing for CD, Blu-ray, and vinyl release.  So has looked to Kickstarter to help fund the project once again.

The Kickstarter is already funded, but you can still give for rewards.  This will be the third successfully funded Kickstarter project for Random.

Stretch goals up now are at $11,000 a full music/video collaboration between Mega Ran and Castlevania SOTN composer Nichiru Yamane.  At $12,000 a Hiversaires Rap Remix with Aliceffekt featurette and new secret EP release.

Backing the project can get you a Mega Ran album with remixed songs by chiptune artists, Blu-ray of concerts and interview footage, custom cover songs and freestyle shout outs, music albums exclusive to Japan, vinyl release, and more.   All backers who give $20 or more will also receive Ran’s Castlevania album instantly with instrumentals or any other album you are missing.  All backers will also receive exclusive music with Mega Ran and Mister Wilson called Blue Bomber, Mega Ran and Sega.

He also has a tour coming up with Danimal Cannon, chiptune legend.  They will be on the west coast doing shows together.  They will be joining up with some other great acts along the way as well.  Danimal has a new album out

July 12 at Tony V’s, Everett, WA 21+ Tickets at door
July 13 at The Vera Project, (Seattle Center), Seattle, WA w/ Fighter X, The Icarus Kids | GET Tickets
July 14 at Ground Kontrol, Portland, Oregon (21+) w/ Mechlo | GET INFO
July 16 at DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA (21+) w/Dual Core, Crashfaster | GET TICKETS
July 17 at Cafe Stritch, San Jose, CA  w/ Boboso, DJ Mr Smith | Free
July 19 at CIA, North Hollywood, CA w/The Megas and The Radioactive Chickenheads |TICKETS HERE
July 20 at Merrow (formerly Ruby Room), San Diego, CA (21+) w/Dual Core, Wordburglar | GET TICKETS!
July 21 at Comics Oasis, Las Vegas, NV with Kirby Krackle and H2Awesome | Free
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Adam Warrock’s yearly donation drive has wrapped up nicely and now he has plans for some touring.

Dates and Locations:

8/8 Baltimore, MD – Otakon Matsuri FREE
8/9 
– Baltimore, MD – Otakon (exhibiting)
8/10 – 
 Brooklyn, NY – The Serenity Spectacular (Tix)
8/12 – 
Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh Comics FREE
8/14 – 
Somerville, MA – Comicazi (Tix)
8/15 – 
Northampton, MA – Modern Myths Comics ($5 at door)
8/16 – Providence, RI – TBA w/ Math the Band
8/17 – Manchester, NH – Double Midnight Comics FREE
9/7 – Baltimore, MD – Super Art Fight! at Ottobar (Tix)
10/18-20 – Orlando, FL – Nerdapalooza (Tix)
11/2 – Las Vegas – Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival
11/20 – Austin, TX – TBA
11/21 – Houston, TX – TBA
11/22 – Dallas, TX – TBA

He will also have a new shirt design to pick up while he is out touring.

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News From The FuMP

First big news from the Funny Music Project (FuMP), is the announcement of FuMPFest for 2014.  Inspired by the recent LukeSkiCon, they have decided to make the idea of a FuMP music festival a reality.

So far they are in the very early stages of planning, like so early the have not picked the hotel to hold the event at yet.  It will be in the Chicago area though, so if you have any suggestions they would like to know.    They are planning concerts, panels, funny music related activities, and any other fun things they can think of.

Pre-registration for the event is set at $35, at door price will be $40.

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A tribute album to Luke Ski and his work has been released, a combined effort of the FuMP artists.

Worst Tribute Ever is two disc long with Worm Quarter, Devo Spice, Insane Ian, Flat 29, TV’s Kyle, Consortium of Genius, Carrie Dahlby, and more doing covers and re-imaginings of various Luke Ski songs from all parts of his career with an intro Dr. Demento.  The album is available at Luke Ski’s store for just $15 plus shipping or $9.99 as a download.

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And finally, Nuclear Bubble Wrap has launched a Kickstarter for their next album.  

Nuclear Bubble Wrap is indie rock band who does comedic songs from Nashville, TN.  they are working on their second studio album, Psycho Delicacy.  They have finished writing it and now want to mix their songs at a studio, have it professionally mastered, and produce a physical CD.  They are estimating a need of 40 hours studio based on previous experience.  They are looking at a November release date.

If successfully funded all backers will get to see one of the band doing a performance of a Disney classic while wearing pretty clothes and all backers will also get a monthly update on the progress.

So far (as of this writing) they have $1,175 of their pledge $3,300.  The Kickstarter goes till August 3.  Rewards start at $10 for a digital download of the album.  Other rewards are physical copy of the album, invite to private streamed concert over the internet, demos of new songs, name added to the album’s booklet, digital download of their entire discography, get drawn into an animated music video, a song written on subject you like, private concert up to an hour away from Nashville (unless you pay for travel), or get a chance to perform with the band.

Nice chance to get some music from a very unique sounding band.

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