Friday, May 20, 2011

Partyin, Partyin, Yeah!!!

The weather is awesome and so are you for looking at the website.

Read all the previous posts and familiarize yourself with the site. Check in is outside of SNUG HARBOR (1228 Gordon St. or corner of Central/Pecan) at 3:30 to 6:30 today. Tomorrow is Saturday, and check in is at 3:00-5:30. If you bought a ticket online then please bring your paypal receipt to check in. If you happen to miss check in, as stated in the previous post, go to mostly any of the venues, mostly. They will have wristbands at Snug Harbor, Lunchbox, Studio 1212, and Central Coffee.

Have fun, ride a bike, be respectful - Everybody's lookin forward to the weekend!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We have TSHIRTS!!!

Pick yours up with your Treasure Fest ticket today for only $33 (ticket+shirt).
If you just want the shirt you can get it for $10.


The raffle, details in the previous entry, will end at midnight on Thursday night. If you want to win a lot lot lot lot lot of free records then buy your ticket before hand. We will be at the PRE-PARTY//COVER SHOW//BENEFIT on Thursday (May 19th) selling tickets. If you don't bring cash don't worry, we have a debit card slider.
Come out to the Milestone on Thursday and see some cover sets...

May 19th (thursday)
The Milestone
Big Lizard (Dead Milkmen, members of Obstruction, Meth Mountain, Horse Thief, and Scout)
Pullman Strike (Ramones)
Neil Mauney (Prince)
Secret Hospital (Big Black/Shellac)
Paint Fumes (The Stooges)
Thomas Berkau (Loretta Lynn)


So you may have been waiting long for this post but here it is now. Check in will be at Snug Harbor before the shows. On Friday, check is (tentatively) from 3:00-6:30. On Saturday, check in is 4:00-5:30. If you can't check in at that time you will get a finger wag and some eye rolling but you don't need to worry. Most of the venues will be able to check you in. Lunchbox, Central Coffee, Studio 1212, and Snug Harbor should be able to check you in if you are getting a weekend pass. If not, you will be marked with a sharpie or some other sort of device. Keep track of your hand and don't let it get away from you. If you lose your wristband or your venue mark wipes off then you will be out of luck unless one of our happy volunteers remembers you. If you have bought a pass online then BRING PROOF OF IT WITH YOU to official check in or wherever you checked in at. A, "I bought a ticket online, but didn't have a printer," will be met with glazed over stares and more finger wagging. Kinko's has printers, your mom should as well.

The earlier you show up for check in, the better. You won't miss any bands and you will have time to chill before hand and check out great restaurants such as, The Diamond and Soul. You can also grab some beverages from Common Market as well and a delicious fresh deli sandwich. Yum.

If you are in a band you need to check in early too so that you can figure out what is going on. If you don't, then you will get a very furious finger wag. Make sure you are respectful to the space or venue you are playing at and are swift when setting up equipment or taking it down. Lots of other bands are playing and 30 minutes is more than enough time to jam out, brah. If you need to borrow any equipment take a look at the schedule and ask the band playing nearest you. Should make it a lot easier. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Another thing to add is the issue of guest lists. I know how to do simple math (barely) and by that token we made the decision that we cannot afford to do guest lists. I am very sorry. If you have someone on tour with you that is flat broke then your tour manager/buddy/merch girl can go see your show for free. There is also an "adopt a band" schedule going around and most bands are taken care of. A few are still be looked for but it is amazing how many people have stepped up and how much floor space Sarah and Kristen have at their house.

If you are in a band that is playing the Plaza Midwood end of shows, i.e., I booked you then you can see all of the shows in the neigborhood over the whole weekend for free. If you want to go to The Milestone, which you should, then the show there is ONLY $2 with a weekend pass. Here are some guidelines for the weekend...


...Feel free to contact me personally with any questions. Thanks for your support Charlotte and hope to see you there this weekend!!!

Joshua Robbins (704)577-3379

Monday, May 9, 2011


A very nice individual wrote some really nice things about Treasure Fest, so check it out. Just wanted to remind you that the fest is LESS than 2 weeks away and if you haven't bought a ticket then you really need to do it as soon as possible. Just know that walk ups may not be promised at every venue so getting a ticket will ensure you a spot at all the shows, waiting until the last minute will not. Thanks to Corbin for the kind words...

Treasure Fest Write Up

...Also, Bear Trap PR has been nice enough to do our press releases and get some of the word out. Together we got these tracks together and you can download most of the bands playing Treasure Fest's track for free from this download. Check it out, be informed and find your new favorite band at Treasure Fest. Hope this tickles your fancy.

Hey - You can download the comp HERE.

01. Algernon Cadwallader - "Casual Discussion In A Dome Between Two Temples"
02. Andy The Door Bum - "Medicamentum"
03. Annabel - "The Forgetting of Names and Faces"
04. Apart - "The Frailty of Everything"
05. Bailey Cooke - "Sycamore Tree"
06. Band Name - "Take Me Home"
07. Bats & Mice - "You Leave"
08. Bear Romantic - "Wild and Young"
09. Brian F - "So Dim"
10. Braveyoung - "The Days That Sat In Front of Everything"
11. Campaign - "Old Blues"
12. The Campaign 1984 - "The King is Dead"
13. Cola Freaks - "Sniper"
14. Divide Divide Divide - "Blue Waffle Falafel"
15. Dukes of Hillsborough - "Black, Silver, Automatic"
16. The Emotron - "Porch Unplugged"
17. Eric Ayotte - "Autobiographer"
18. Everyone Everywhere - "Blown Up Grown Up"
19. Frost Watson - "The Smash"
20. Harvard - "French Girls"
21. Hawks - "Holy Day"
22. Hold Tight - "Can't Take This Away"
23. Jeremy Current - "My Name"
24. Junior Astronomers - "Settle Down"
25. Just Die! - "A Momentary Lapse In Positive Thinking"
26. Landmines - "Three Little Pigs"
27. Little League - "Tallahassee"
28. Logic Problem - "Sterile Anxiety"
29. Matt Evans - "Senseless"
30. Mike Bell - "Rap Snacks"
31. Monument - "Roots Run Deep"
32. Mose Giganticus - "The Great Deceiver"
33. Naked Gods - "Slow Dogs"
34. Pullman Strike - "Charlton Heston"
35. Red Collar - "Used Guitar"
36. Restorations - "Broken Vacuum"
37. Shitstorm - "Crack Lady"
38. Thunderlip - "Loose"
39. The Tim Version - "Red Wine Party"
40. Towering Pyre - "Abandoned Chapel" (Demo)
41. Vegan Coke - "CLb Luv"
42. Worn In Red - "Piled Like Bricks"
43. Wymns Prysn - "Moms On Myspace"
44. Yardwork - "Eddie San"
45. Young and In the Way - "Death Is Eager To Hold You-
46. 1994! - "Reptile Dysfunction"

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Plaza Midwood Community Radio let me do a podcast/radio show so you could get a feel for what most of the bands sound like. There are walk up prices posted but I can not stress enough how buying a ticket will really be the easiest way to support the fest. All of the money goes back to the bands so feel good about one thing this month, support some out of town bands. Buy a ticket, have fun!!!

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Hey Everybody! It's getting really close to Treasure Fest time, and we really hope you guys are as excited as we are to kick this off. Just in case you're not, we have some really awesome incentive/prize-packs that everyone who buys an advance ticket will be entered to win. There are some test presses, gift certificates, and other goodies from Sorry State Records, Tiny Engines Records, Self Aware Records and Lunchbox Records. Tickets are $25, and I really hope none of you buy one so I can keep all this awesome stuff for myself.

Check it out:

Grand Prize
Everyone Everywhere - S/T 12" Test Pressing
Annabel - Here We Are Tomorrow 7" Test Pressing
Monument - Goes Canoeing 12" Test Pressing
Restorations - S/T 12" Test Pressing
Yardwork - S/T 12" test press
$25 gift certificate to Lunchbox Records
Bandname - Breakfast 12" Test Pressing
Matt Evans - Senseless EP Cassette
Smart Cops - Per Proteggere E Servire 12" (LTD color vinyl)
Mob Rules - The Donor 12" (LTD color vinyl)
Instängd - Drag Utan Drog 7" (LTD color vinyl)
Stripmines - Sympathy Rations 7" (LTD color vinyl)
Shards - S/T 12" (LTD color vinyl)
Double Negative - Daydreamnation 12" (LTD color vinyl)
$5 off Treasure Fest ticket

1st Runner Up
Everyone Everywhere - S/T 12"
Annabel - Here We Are Tomorrow 7"
Monument - Goes Canoeing 12"
Restorations - S/T 12"
Bandname- Breakfast 12"
Meth Mtn.- Discography Cassette
Self Aware Zine- Issue #8
Yardwork - S/T 12"
SLED - S/T 12"
Smart Cops - Per Proteggere E Servire 12"
Mob Rules - The Donor 12"
Instängd - Drag Utan Drog 7"
Stripmines - Sympathy Rations 7"
Shards - S/T 12"
Double Negative - Daydreamnation 12"
$5 off Treasure Fest ticket

2nd Runner Up (2 winners)

Any 1 Tiny Engines release of your choosing
Just Die! - Garages and Basements 7"
Meth Mtn. - Monotony 7"
Self Aware Zine- Issue #7
Smart Cops - Per Proteggere E Servire 12"
Mob Rules - The Donor 12"
Instängd - Drag Utan Drog 7"
Stripmines - Sympathy Rations 7"
Shards - S/T 12"
Double Negative - Daydreamnation 12"
$5 off Treasure Fest ticket

Monday, April 18, 2011


So check this out!!! If you buy a ticket to TREASURE FEST you will be entered into a raffle to win some FREE records from Tiny Engines, Sorry State Records, Lunchbox Records, Self Aware and a couple other goodies. Only $25, this raffle won't last forever. For this low price you can get close to $50 in records so you can't go wrong by buying a ticket now!!!

Lunchbox Records
Sorry State Records
Tiny Engines Records
Self Aware Records

Monday, April 4, 2011


So the benefit show went well and attendence was high. There is still a lot of red tape that we still have to hurdle over but the fest is coming up on us fast. The Milestone will be picking up more bands to help accomodate for our scheduling woes so we now have space for all the announced bands. Yay.

If you are going to the FEST and live in the Plaza Midwood area or its surrounding neighborhoods, we need your help. Instead of hotels/motels, we are trying to get local people/bands to babysit the out of town bands for the weekend. It would be really swell if we all opened up our homes and our communities and make all of our guests show how Charlotte does it.

Thanks for your help and please buy a ticket now, not the day of. Self Aware Records is nice enough to sell tickets in their webstore. Also, Lunchbox Records and Common Market have physical tickets if you live in Charlotte.

Friday, March 25, 2011


So this is the home for Treasure Fest so that we can lay out all the information you need to have the best time in Charlotte, NC. This is the first year of this event so come on out and help make it a success.

If you would like to purchase a ticket please go ahead and purchase it ahead of time so we make your experience easier. Just go to our paypal and purchase a ticket for both days (May 20th and 21st) for only $25!!! There are over 60 bands over the two day period from all across the southeast and east coast, so you are getting a steal. If you are buying a ticket for multiple people, please state their name in your paypal account and have them bring an ID at check in. (paypal)

Thanks for your support!!!