Last month's torrential rain storms hit a lot of Chicagoans hard, and the music scene was not exempt: The local indie label Graveface Records, home of Black Moth Super Rainbow, Jason Molina, Octopus Project, and other worthy acts, took three feet of water in its Logan Square headquarters, and the owners say insurance didn't cover the loss of more than half of their inventory.
As a result, the label is asking the music community for help, and it's holding a unique donation-based raffle with prizes ranging from an instant download of rare and unreleased tracks to some one-of-a-kind items donated by fans of the label. These include:
- A secret and supposedly "holy s--- amazingly good" gift from the Flaming Lips
- A bass guitar custom made for Mike Watt
- A tape reel from the archives of Tobacco
- And one of the gonzo Drum Buddy instruments used by Quintron & Miss Pussycat.