Today, August 4, Bandcamp will donate 100% of its share of all sales on the platform to the Transgender Law Center. Bandcamp made the move in response to the recent announcement that transgender people will not be able to serve in the U.S. military.
In a statement, the website said: “Bandcamp is a platform for artistic expression, and all manner of variance in experience and identity, including gender and sexuality, is welcome here. We support our LGBT+ users and staff, and we stand against any person or group that would see them further marginalized.”
That means it’s the perfect time to stock up on some sweet, new music while also supporting a good cause. Win-win! As this site is dedicated to Vancouver’s rock and roll scene, I thought I’d highlight some excellent local bands to support and buy music from during the fundraiser.
The sale runs from midnight to midnight (Pacific Time), so get shopping!
ANCHORESS – Earnest, intense post-hardcore goodness
THE DARKEST OF THE HILLSIDE THICKETS – Lovecraftian horror-punk, ’nuff said
CONTRA CODE – Classic, fast-and-loud punk
BRASS – Energetic, loud, screaming madness of the best kind
THE PRETTYS – Glam proto-punk
SORE POINTS – Raw, snotty punk
BLACK WIZARD – Rifftastic metal
DEAD QUIET – Stoner-influenced metal
HASHTEROID – Stoner/thrash vibes
THE STAGGERS & JAGGS – Retro band mixing jazz, blues and rock
PASSIVE – Gloomy post-punk