Damn Arbor brings you this brief message on two crowdfunding campaigns worth checking out, and perhaps lending some support if you feel so moved: Third Wave Music and Alejandra O'Leary.
Third Wave is a small group of folks aiming to start a musical instrument shop in midtown Detroit sometime next year. There currently are no dedicated instrument shops within the city limits, which is a little nuts given how big Detroit's music community always has been and continues to be. They've got $22,000 to raise in the next 25 days.
Alejandra O'Leary is a super-talented singer-songwriter, Damn Arbor favorite and Ann Arbor expat who still comes back here regularly to write and record. She's got just under $2,000 left to raise in the next six days in order to fund a new full-length and single.
If you dig local music, these are some good people to support. If you've got a few bucks, throw some their way.