Posts Tagged ‘illius rock’


Tonight: Pretty and Nice, and more

April 6, 2009


Illius Rock, who facilitate ‘campaigns’ to help artists raise money from fans,  is hosting a show tonight at the Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge, with Pretty and Nice (who’ve appeared previously on z=z), Sincerely, the Management,  and The Big Big Bucks. The show is free (as in beer), which means it’ll be a wallet-friendly double bill with (or alternative to) the Rumble, whose second night is happening just up the street.

MP3: Pretty & Nice – Tora Tora Tora

MP3: Sincerely, the Management – Electrified

MP3: The Big Big Bucks – Formal Affair/Casual Dress


Emerging models for new music: Illius Rock

January 26, 2009


We’ve spent a bunch of time here at z=z discussing different models for the future of music. Here’s an interesting one. Boston-based Illius Rock runs ‘campaigns’ for artists. Emerging artists ask their fans to make contributions, typically for studio expenses, to shoot videos, touring and the like. In exchange, fans get treats, like exclusive songs, parties, cameos in music videos and the like. Interested in learning more? They’re throwing a launch party tonight (Monday, January 26th) at the Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge, featuring z=z faves The Main Drag.

MP3: The Main Drag – A Jagged Gorgeous Winter

[via Bradley’s Almanac]