Showing posts with label san jose kickstarter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label san jose kickstarter. Show all posts

Sunday, August 23, 2015

San Jose Kickstarter: Cellista (Solo Album Dedicated to San Jose)

If you are looking to contribute to San Jose culture, there is a Kickstarter project to back a local musician with 16 days to go. This September, Freya Seeburger--an accomplished cellist--is going to record her first solo album called Cellista. The album is dedicated to the Bay Area, but primarily San Jose. In fact, you may remember her as the cellist in the cage at subZERO 2014 (photo below). The first part of her album would even be recorded at Anno Domini in San Jose's SoFA District.

Listen to Freya tell her story in the short video below. Rewards start with contributions of $10 or more. Please visit her Kickstarter page over here!

San Jose, CA – Cellista the solo project of cellist Freya Seeburger launched a 30 day Kickstarter campaign on August 9th to finance her debut solo album. The experimental cellist with classical training and a penchant for performing classical works in unorthodox spaces has a long history of notable collaborations and genre blending.

The album will be recorded in two-parts. Tiny Telephone Studios, the home of producer John Vanderslice, will play host to the first session. The second will be recorded in downtown San Jose’s iconic Anno Domini art gallery. Maryam Qudus (Doe Eye) will help engineer the album along with cellist Shawn Alpay (matt pond PA, John Vanderslice).

Cellista will feature her musical friends and artists across disciplines on the album and music video including Santa Clara Poet Laureate David Perez, beat boxer Emcee Infinite, composer Joshua Icban, SF singer Rykarda Parasol, journalist Gary Singh, and the modern dancer Lauren Baines.

Cellista’s music making is experimental and immersive. Using elements of improvisation, theater, visual art and a loop station, her music is influenced by the French avant-garde and the creative collaborations that informed it.

Freya Seeburger is a noted session cellist. She has performed and toured with Grammy-nominated artist Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses), The Coup, Don McLean (American Pie), and Doe Eye. She is the founding artistic director of the music and event production company Juxtapositions (, as well as a graduate student in music at San Francisco State University. She has won several awards for her musicological research writing on the French composer Olivier Messiaen, and has presented her research internationally as featured panelist at the University of Calgary's 2015 Graduate Music Conference.

Her music has garnered comparisons to Zoe Keating, Arthur Russell, Steve Reich, and Charlotte Moorman.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Give Pokebowl a Home

Pokebowl is a popular Poke stand that is a staple of Friday Farmer's Market on San Pedro with a ton of loyal followers. They are are looking to open up a permanent location with both Poke bowls and Brazilian Acai bowls in the SoFA market by the end of the summer! Unfortunately they are about $35,000 short of what is needed to open up shop, so they decided to use Kickstarter to try to raise the remaining funds.

They have a lot of great rewards. For a $10 pledge, you get a limited edition "Stephen Curry" Poke bowl and a cup of fresh watermelon or pineapple juice. For $600 you get a year's worth of Poke. Their ultimate reward comes with a $5,000 Kickstarter pledge: a round trip ticket to Brazil for Carnaval 2016 and a live show, plus an exclusive catering event for 20 people.

Head over to the Pokebowl Kickstarter page to bring them to SoFA!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bike Clinic Indiegogo Campaign!

The San Jose Bike Clinic wants to open a permanent bike-repair shop in Downtown San Jose! Nothing like this currently exists in San Jose--although this organization has occasionally done pop-up events in the San Pedro Square Market and Camera 12.

The San Jose Bike Clinic is a non-profit and is entirely volunteer run. They are looking to raise $4,000 and are almost fully funded. To contribute to this great cause (and get some nice perks in the process), head over to their Indiegogo Campaign Page.

The Vision
Imagine a space sustained by volunteer energy, filled with all the bike repair tools and parts you'd need and staffed by knowledgeable volunteer bike mechanics. Imagine the satisfaction of anyone who wants to learn having the knowledge to fix their bike themselves.
We are San José Bike Clinic, and that’s our vision. We believe knowledge is power, and our mission is to get more people on bikes by providing the community with that knowledge and a safe and friendly place to learn. We don’t just give you the tools, we teach you how to use them!

From lubing your chain to fixing a flat to building your own bike from scratch, the volunteers at San José Bike Clinic will steer you through the process and let you do the fixing. If you’ve ever been to a bike co-op or bike kitchen, you get the idea.

Our Roots
San José Bike Clinic started in 2012 when a group of bicycling enthusiasts in downtown San José had a question: What is San José’s biking community missing? 

We already have some of the best weather in the country, flat terrain, an active health and fitness-loving community, an eco-conscious mindset, huge San José Bike Party rides and fun test rides, more miles of bike lanes every year, and some of the best cycling events around. The answer came in the form of San José Bike Clinic, a volunteer-driven, community-minded dream that has become a reality and needs your help to thrive.
The mission of San José Bike Clinic is to build a robust and diverse cycling community through a shared and accessible place for bicycle repair and education. The vision is independence, self sufficiency and education to all in the cycling community.
After testing our idea since 2012 with monthly pop up clinics at San Pedro Square Market and three months temporarily popped up in Camera 12, we are asking for donors and volunteers to help us bring this cause to a permanent location.
How You Can Help
The money raised through our crowdfunding campaign will go toward rent, utilities, security deposit, and upkeep of the permanent space to help make San José Bike Clinic accessible to everyone.
After 6 months we intend to be fully self sufficient and maintain our monthly needs through the sale of used bicycles, bicycle parts, and various levels of membership fees.
Once we're open, we'll ensure the shop's sustainability by charging daily, monthly and annual membership fees that grant access to the shop and all its benefits. We won't turn anyone away for lack of funds. For those who can't afford the fees, we'll offer opportunities to volunteer hours in exchange for membership.
Since we’re a program of the nonprofit Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, all donations to this crowdfunding campaign and once we’re open are tax deductible except for any perks you receive.
What You Get in Return
We're offering perks for various levels of support we're asking for, everything from stickers to T-shirts, shop aprons, and water bottles. We're also offering one-month and one-year memberships at certain levels so you can visit the shop you helped make a reality, along with memberships to the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition that include benefits like discounts at local bike shops.
If you’re passionate about cycling and want a place where the cycling community can learn, repair bicycles, and connect with each other, then help us make San José Bike Clinic into a downtown institution by donating today and inviting other bike-minded friends, family, and colleagues to join you.
Share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and email lists with people you think would share our vision. If you prefer to donate time we are always looking for new volunteers to help make San José Bike Clinic a community destination for all kinds of riders. Email if you'd like to join our team.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Kickstarter: Monopoly in the Park Picnic Tables

The largest Monopoly board in the world needs your help! There are four tables with checkerboard centerpieces that have to be replaced due to wear and tear over the last 10 years and some vandalism. Since Monopoly in the Park does not receive any funding from the city, they are looking to the community to help fund these new tables that will be available for all to enjoy (and this time they will be coated with anti-graffiti sealer to protect and preserve this investment).

To contribute, please head over to the Kickstarter page over here. Hat tip to Karl Schramm for alerting me to this.