The Swellers are playing their first ever headline show in Detroit tonight. If you’re in Michigan, I definitely expect to see you there! It’s going to be wild and awesome. Don’t forget, they’re playing most of My Everest tonight, and a bunch of other jams. See you soon!
Don’t forget to pre-order “Running Out Of Places To Go”!!!
The EP comes out in less than two weeks! The guys are doing this one on their own record label, and 100% of the profit goes to them for the first time ever. The minimum purchase price for a digital EP is $4, and the minimum for the vinyl 10” is $8. They also have shirt bundles for a minimum of $16. You can’t beat those prices!
EP options: http://theswellers.bandcamp.com/
New merch: http://theswellers.bandcamp.com/merch
There are still tickets available online!
The original run of pre-sale tickets for the tenth anniversary sold out. Lucky for you people that were snoozing, the Local has put up more! Of course, they will still be available at the door, but having a will call ticket will put your nerves to rest! Purchase HERE.
There are LESS THAN 20 presale tickets left for the tenth anniversary show. There will be some available at the door, but it would be a lot easier to sleep at night knowing you’ve got a guaranteed spot, right? They’re only $7.50, and it’s definitely a show you don’t want to miss! You can still purchase tickets here!
The 10th anniversary show is THIS FRIDAY in Flint. If you’re planning on going and haven’t bought a presale ticket yet, please purchase one HERE. There will be some available at the door, but wouldn’t you sleep better at night knowing you were in for sure?!
Doors are at 7 and there are some great bands opening up too. They’ll be playing deep cuts from every album and even some songs from the original there piece line up. People are literally traveling from all over the country to see it. You don’t wanna miss this show!
Some quick tips on what to do if you feel the need to rob a band.
So, there have been a lot of ridiculous things happening to bands all over the world. The worst thing though is that a lot of awesome, hard working, talented bands keep getting robbed. I know this doesn’t have anything to do with the Swellers, but bear with me. I’m going to give you some quick tips on what to do if you feel the overwhelming urge to steal from a band.
THE ONLY TIP: don’t rob the band!
Bands that are on tour are simply doing their job. It is a job, whether you like to think of it as one or not. How would you feel if you went to a job you really like one morning, and someone had stolen everything you need to do your job? Doesn’t feel very nice. Also, stealing from a band on tour means that they have to replace everything, either themselves, or with the help of generous donations. Otherwise, they can no longer do their job, and everyone is losing out.
Here’s a tip for if you still cannot control the urge to steal from a band: go fuck yourself.
Now that we’ve gotten that informational bit out of the way, here’s what you can do if one of your favorite bands gets robbed:
- Buy merch. Go see them and buy all the merch. That’s the fastest way to put money directly into their pockets. If you can afford it, tip well. The merch guy needs to eat too.
- Donate. Some bands will launch a Kickstarter or PayPal account. You can give as much as you want, and sometimes, there are sweet rewards!
- Buy their music. The band won’t see a whole lot of the money from you buying their album, but it’s still a good way to show your support and help them out. It also shows the label that the band is a good investment!
And if you happen to be utterly broke and unable to give anything? Don’t worry. That’s not anyone’s fault. You can still send them love and encouragement via all the great social networking sites we have these days. We can all help keep good music alive and well by following these tips!
Another tip to all fans:
Do no tag or post stickers on your favorite bands van/bus/trailer.
The second Sweller show I went to I was handing out stickers with Kayla to promote the band/GFM and I joked with Jono and said “I was gonna put one on your van!” lolz. He turned to me and said “no! don’t do that dude, that is like saying to the public “hey this is a band’s trailer with thousands of dollars worth of music equipment! steal me!”“
So don’t do that, it might seem like common sense, but hey, it’s worth mentioning.