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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Help San Francisco's Extra Action Marching Band Fly Our Civic Freak Flag at SXSW

Posted By on Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 9:42 AM

This week in awesome Kickstarter-fundable projects: the freewheeling Bay Area sound-system-and-mobile-burlesque-parlor Extra Action Marching Band, which was described by the SF Weekly in 2001 as "a swaggering, 35-piece chaos machine with a musical flair," has been invited to do a showcase next month at SXSW, but they need some serious dough to cover their expenses. (Think tuba-embossing services are free?) "As an unsigned, unsponsored band we are not receiving any money," they explain, "so we must travel out of pocket and couch surf."

That's where you could come in! Check out their Kickstarter page for details on how you can contribute and, more importantly, how you can be thanked for your patronage. The $50 math lesson and shiatsu massage are sold out, but there's still time to get windsurfing lessons from the trombonist ($100), Extra Action panties and related stuff ($70), or an arcade party ($750, and only if you have a freight elevator).

More of that EA swagger below.

Only 18 days left to show those Texans (well, okay, those bloggers --

does anyone from Texas actually attend SXSW?) how we roll here in San

Francisco: deep and pantsless.

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