"Stimulus Music" is a new project via Chicago music promo company JMA designed to promote both the local music scene and independent businesses in the city. The project will officially kick off this Friday, August 28, with a showcase at Beat Kitchen featuring Loyal Divide, Blah Blah Blah, Le Concorde and Vince P.
The e-mail we received announcing the showcase included the following FAQ, which does a nice job summarizing the project and offering more details about the show:
STIMULUS MUSIC SHOW
Friday, August 28th at 9 PM
2100 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
BANDS: Vince P, Loyal Divide, Blah Blah Blah, Le Concorde
BUSINESSES: Threadless Tees, Uncle Sammys Subs, Piece Pizza, Gallery Coffee, iCream, Wow Bao
WHAT IS STIMULUS MUSIC?
Stimulus Music is the combination of Chicago artists and local businesses aiming to boost the city's culture. This is the first concert that promotes the tight-knit community of Chicago and our music scene while bringing optimism to the current economic situation.
HOW WILL STIMULUS MUSIC ENCOURAGE CHICAGO?
Upon arrival, guests will receive a discount card that will be valid for one month. This card has exclusive downloads from the bands performing and will also include special offers from celebrated businesses that make Chicago so unique.
WHAT BUSINESSES OFFER DISCOUNTS ON THE CARD? WHAT ARE THE DISCOUNTS ON THE CARD?
THREADLESS TEES - (1905 W. Division) - 20% off on all t-shirts
PIECE PIZZA - (1923 W. North Ave.) - 10% off all pizza purchases
GALLERY COFFEE - (1760 W. North Ave.) - Free small coffee with purchase of any pastry
ICREAM - (1533 N. Milwaukee Ave.) 10% all ice cream purchases
WHAT ELSE WILL I RECEIVE BY ATTENDING THIS SHOW?
TIME OUT CHICAGO MAGAZINE - free magazines
WOW BAO - Free coupons - one free Bao
312UNES - There will be a 312une's rep that will buy drinks and give out Goose Island merchandise.
WHO ARE THE BANDS PLAYING THE SHOW?
LE CONCORDE Carves new territory in indie-pop by merging intricately woven synth kaleidoscopes with stark, songwriter elements.
BLAH BLAH BLAH This underground sensation continually wins over hearts for their emotively driving, and upbeat songs that playfully strike a balance between organic instruments and electronic elements.
LOYAL DIVIDE Using melodic electro-beats, Loyal Divide wanders effortlessly between raw industrial beats, lilting pop melodies and dreamy ambiance.
VINCE P Catchy and electronic beats paired with cheeky rhymes
WHAT SEPARATES THE STIMULUS MUSIC CONCERT FROM OTHER CONCERTS?
Stimulus Music fuels independent businesses while promoting music community involvement.
HOW CAN I LISTEN TO THE BANDS BEFORE THE SHOW?
Feel free to download a Stimulus Music Sampler here: www.jmapromo.com/index.php/
Click here for more information and tickets to the event.