2019 - The Year In Review

2019 - the year of the venue struggle.

Another year in the books - and another year where it's kind of the same thing - nothing new really - just doing what we can.

We really struggled this year finding landing spots for these shows - consequently, we were only able to put on 4 shows,

significantly less than our usual 6 or 7.

That said, we did really well with the shows we were able to put on. 

One of these days I will post one of these Year In Review pages, and I'll be able to tell you I finally found the energy/courage to push

Stop The Bleeding to the next level by seeking and securing funding - I've been talking about it for years, and yet here I sit,

having made no moves in that direction. 

It's not hard to figure out I suppose - 

really going for it will take a huge leap of faithand a huge amount of money - and that's what holds me back I believe -

the possibility of it not panning out,

which would be really tough to take.

That's the hurdle - just saying "Screw it I'm going for it" without thinking  about the possible downside/disappointment.

Fear of "failure" - although I'm not sure not getting funding would really constitute "failure" - it would suck -

but we would push on regardless, pursue other ways of getting there/other sources of funding, etc.

While I read this back to myself 14 times in an effort to convince myself to do it, I'll give you the skinny on how we did

with this year's shows - 

"Punking Out Homelessness 3" raised $519for

the Lowell Transitional Living Center homeless shelter

and soup kitchen.

"A Tribute To The Homeless 14" raised $728for

Veterans Transition House homeless veterans shelter.

"Metalfest 19" raised $281.25 for

Renewal House domestic violence shelter.

"Haunted Halloween Hard Rock Fest" raised $980 for

Lucy's Hearth homeless family shelter.

Not bad.

Thank You to everyone who helped us out this year, whether it was just by coming to a show, working the door for me, making a flier, donating to one of the shelters, donating to us, playing our shows, hooking us up with a venue, all of it - you all Rock.

The following bands kicked ass for us in 2019 on behalf of the homeless - 

Check'em out by clicking on their names below - 

Peace     

 

Charlie Don't Surf - A Tribute To The Clash

The Brigands

State Of The Union

The Only Things

Garbage Point

Worm

Honoria

FirstBourne

Olyphant

Shadowlynx

Rithiya Khiev

Drownedrat

Through Fear

Dawn Of End

Where They Hide

Adherence

Lone Wolf James

Poison T

Renegade Cartel

Black Horse Rebellion

Illusion's End

Heavy America

Beacon Project

Trouble 



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