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A Call to Arms!

You might be asking yourself: What is a street team?

Before the days of social media, a street team was a dedicated group of fans that would plaster posters on every telephone pole they could find for a show. It was effective then and, while it can still be effective now, there are so many new methods. I have been a part of a variety of different teams with different methods. I want to make something that utilizes that old school feel of word of mouth, but bring it into this day and age.

The thing about astronautalis is that he has gotten so far simply because his fans are so dedicated to helping him. He works constantly – he is nearly always on tour – and he is always working on new music. He wants to keep us happy, and the best way possible to help repay him is to sell out his shows. When This Is Our Science came out, he was finding his name on different charts, closer and closer to number 1 than he’d expected, and this is all because of us. This is his career now: for the first time ever, this is how he pays his bills. Music, playing music and selling music, is his way of life.

What does this mean for you?

If you belong to any sort of social networking site, let people know about him. Post a video of your favorite song, or some lyrics if they’d be more into that. We have a project that is currently dedicated to dissecting the words he writes, fleshing out the history, and it is drawing in a whole new group of fans. Tell anyone and everyone to give him a listen, and figure out how to sell it best to them.

When he is back on a headlining tour, I plan on trying to start a postering campaign again. It didn’t work so well before, but I think it might turn out better this time around, because I have so many new people stepping up and helping me out. While he is out with Why?, make sure you get to the shows (and stick around for Why? because they really are a great band). Also make sure to take some people who have never been before. If they don’t care for rap, this is going to be the show to sell them. His set list leans more towards the music that Why? makes, meaning it’s the slower, more folk influenced music. Bring a crowd, and say hi to him (and the rest of the guys) at the merch stand.

I want every single show of his to sell out. I want his shows to start selling out in advance. His music has changed my life so much, and I want to repay him in the only way I know: increase the amount of fans coming to his shows and let him know how much his music means to us. There are more people out there, I know it.

So this is a call to arms! Trouble Hunters! Come together and help out our man, Andy Bothwell, so that his music can reach everyone! Grab your iPod, some headphones, and go play his music for everyone you know! With the help of you all, we can get his shows to sell out every time! And when you see Andy, let him know Team Astronautalis sent ya.

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caitlinfenrir:

Did I mention that I went to one of Astronautalis’ concerts in Germany?I was wearing my Tegan and Sara Shirt (as you can see) and he asked me if I’ll see them live when they tour in Europe.
He fucking recognized my shirt! :O

caitlinfenrir:

Did I mention that I went to one of Astronautalis’ concerts in Germany?
I was wearing my Tegan and Sara Shirt (as you can see) and he asked me if I’ll see them live when they tour in Europe.

He fucking recognized my shirt! :O

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HEY EUROPE

Astronautalis is hopping over the ocean soon, and he’s bringing the full band! There are some folk already planning a caravan of sorts to get to certain shows. Are you going? Check the dates!

April 20: AFO Fesitval Olomouc, Czech Republic

April 24: Obluda Bratislava, Slovak Republic

April 25: Ziwell Piestany, Slovak Republic

April 26: Tabacka Kosice, Slovak Republic

April 27: GMK Budapest, Hungary

April 28: Kabinet muz Brno, Czech Republic 

April 29: Stanica Žilina, Slovak Republic

April 30: Vrah Roznov Pod Radhostem, Czech Republic

May 1: Lucerna Music Bar Praha 1, Czech Republic

May 2: Mumie Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republic

May 3: Asymmetry Festival Wroclaw, Poland

May 4: K4 Nürenberg, Germany

May 5: Stadtwerkstatt Linz/Urfahr, Austria

May 6: The Bang Bang Club Graz, Austria

May 7: Slow Club Freiburg Freiburg, Germany

May 8: Halle 14 Karlsruhe, Germany

May 9: Cassiopeia Berlin, Germany

May 10: Treibsand Lübeck, Germany

May 11: Lila Eule Bremen, Germany

May 12: HafenKlang Hamburg, Germany

May 13: Gleiss 22 Münster, Germany

May 14: AZ Aachen, Germany

May 15: Druckluft Oberhausen, Germany

May 16: Oettinger Villa Darmstadt, Germany

May 17: Ex Haus Trier, Germany

May 18: Dachstock Reitschule Bern, Switzerland

May 19: L’Usine Geneva, Switzerland

May 23: madame moustache et son freakshow Brussels, Belgium

May 24: Le Batolune Honfleur, France


GET TO SOME SHOWS. GET WEIRD. MAKE MEMORIES. And, as always, share some pics with me.

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astronautalis:

last week i posted about getting the most unvbelievable and exciting email i have ever received, and in almost ten years of touring and making music all over the world, that’s saying something! Many of you ragged on me for the cliffhanger, and speculated wildly when i told you i couldn’t tell you about said mindblowing email. While many of your theories were exciting, none of them even came close to how unreal the REALITY of the situation is.
The email came from Harley-Davidson (…yup!), asking me to be a part of a project called, “Harley’s Taste of Freedom Tour”. Harley hand picked 5 guys, all working independently and pushing boundries in their respective fields—everything from art to athletics—and over the next 6 months they’ll be bringing us together periodically to teach us about Harleys, how to ride Harleys, and in the end, customize our very own Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.  that i get to keep! FOREVER! !!!!!!
yeah, i know…i am losing my danged mind over here!
I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around this, but it all came together in the last 7 days, and now, improbably, i find myself in Montreal to attend Harley Bootcamp AND UFC 158!
what?! AMAZING!
There is so much more to say, and over the next 6 months, i’ll be travelling all over, documenting all of this insanity, and even having stuff to give away to y’all. But for now, i have to get going to my first meeting with the folks from Harley and the rest of the guys involved in this amazing project!
So, I’ll leave you with this: i’m not just in the line of work that i’m in to write songs and yell them at folks in night clubs. i tour the way that i tour, and live the way i live, because i am collecting stories and i am chasing knowledge, i am in it for the damn adventure of it all…
…and this looks like one of the best damned adventures yet! (at the road)

astronautalis:

last week i posted about getting the most unvbelievable and exciting email i have ever received, and in almost ten years of touring and making music all over the world, that’s saying something! Many of you ragged on me for the cliffhanger, and speculated wildly when i told you i couldn’t tell you about said mindblowing email. While many of your theories were exciting, none of them even came close to how unreal the REALITY of the situation is.

The email came from Harley-Davidson (…yup!), asking me to be a part of a project called, “Harley’s Taste of Freedom Tour”. Harley hand picked 5 guys, all working independently and pushing boundries in their respective fields—everything from art to athletics—and over the next 6 months they’ll be bringing us together periodically to teach us about Harleys, how to ride Harleys, and in the end, customize our very own Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.
that i get to keep!
FOREVER!
 !!!!!!

yeah, i know…i am losing my danged mind over here!

I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around this, but it all came together in the last 7 days, and now, improbably, i find myself in Montreal to attend Harley Bootcamp AND UFC 158!

what?! AMAZING!

There is so much more to say, and over the next 6 months, i’ll be travelling all over, documenting all of this insanity, and even having stuff to give away to y’all. But for now, i have to get going to my first meeting with the folks from Harley and the rest of the guys involved in this amazing project!

So, I’ll leave you with this: i’m not just in the line of work that i’m in to write songs and yell them at folks in night clubs. i tour the way that i tour, and live the way i live, because i am collecting stories and i am chasing knowledge, i am in it for the damn adventure of it all…

…and this looks like one of the best damned adventures yet! (at the road)

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Astronautalis
The Wondersmith and His Sons

doyouwantsomepeanuts:

Astronautalis is the guy whose rap content includes Washington’s crossing of the Delaware (“Trouble Hunters”), a family of con artists (“The Wondersmith and His Sons”), the creation of the periodic table of elements (“Dmitri Mendeleev,” which also quotes Archimedes), and insane fanatical preachings (“Holy Water”). He literally describes his music, which blends hip hop, folk, and indie rock, as “historical fiction hip hop.” Each song has a really coherent concept behind it and in my submission his lyrics are generally the smartest and cleverest in hip hop (watch one of his freestyles if you don’t believe me). Basically just listen to him if you want to show everyone how intelligent you are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FdUdvajOp0

This person makes a good point as to why you should all help with the secret project. We’re dissecting the historical aspects of his words.

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