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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Helping the Hollywood go digital, preserving the history of PA hardcore and more

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 2:14 PM

It's been a while since we did a crowdfunding Localism post, so let's get down to it: Here are some currently-funding projects local to Pittsburgh!

First, a long-term one, of some importance: The Hollywood Theater in Dormont has closed and reopened numerous times, and now the folks running it are looking to go digital. They're looking to raise $70,000 for the transition via their Go Digital or Go Dark campaign on Indie Go Go.

This one's not exactly locally based, but sort of: Some folks from Philadelphia are working on a documentary about the history of hardcore in Pennsylvania, and they need more money to make it to the western half of the state. So if you want to see Pittsburgh hardcore represented, you should probably give them some cash; otherwise it might become Eastern Pennsylvania Hardcore: A Documentary.

Local ska/reggae band The Pressure is working on a new release and wants your help making it happen; check out the band's Kickstarter project here.

This one is pretty nuts: The folks at Love Bikes want to raise money to start making bikes from bamboo, right here in Pittsburgh. With five days left, they're over halfway to their $2,000 goal.

Get to funding!

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