A couple of crowdfunding housecleaning items for you this Monday:
1. We're entering the last few days of an IndieGoGo campaign for the charming local band Balloon Ride Fantasy; the indie-pop five-piece is raising money to put out its first full-length. (The band put out an EP a couple of years ago, but it was just two people at that point; now it's so much bigger!) The campaign ends Wednesday, so if you dig this band, now's the time.
2. In newer news, you've still go plenty of time to contribute to a Pledgemusic campaign to fund a new album from longtime local rocker Joe Grushecky. That campaign just started last Wednesday and is already above 80% funding, but that's what happens when you're the best-known musician in Pittsburgh. Also there are still some "Take Joe to dinner" packages available, in which, at the $450 level, you're given the opportunity to pay for a local legend's meal. So there's that.
Fund what you like!