Blog: Genders Needs Your Help!

Our friends Genders had an unfortunate accident with a deer in Illinois causing them to be temporarily stranded in the great Midwest. Genders is currently on tour opening for Built to Spill in cities across the country – a dream come true for the band – and want more than anything to continue on. In order to do so, however, they need our help!

UPDATE (Oct. 29th): Genders is back on the road with Built to Spill! The insurance company has covered some of the expenses to keep them going. And thanks to your donations, the band has almost made up the difference to keep touring! Any further donations or purchases of their music will continue to help them as they make their way across the country and back home to Oregon. Thanks again to everyone who helped! We and Genders feel so blessed to be part of a such a supportive community. All the love to all of you!

 

UPDATE (Oct. 23rd): The band has gotten a rental van to get them to the next shows with Built to Spill, who have been very kind and often to help share gear. Everyone in the group is really touched by the support fans have given them. While they are getting back on the road, it’s unlikely that the insurance funds will cover renting a van for 5 more weeks, not to mention the limites those services have. Genders can absolutely still use all of our support, so keep those donations going!

 

For now, the band is waiting for the insurance company to determine how much they’ll get for the van that they purchased less than a month ago, and figuring out if they can rent another vehicle or even purchase a used one in the region. Thankfully, the band and their equipment is all okay!

But, to put it bluntly: Genders needs some cash, fast.

If you want to help out Genders, they have chosen to use Square Cash to collect donations. It’s a cool new service from Square that lets people send money to debit cards via email. Square Cash was just rolled out to the public last week, so it’s pretty incredible timing! If you’ve purchased things from Genders or Banana Stand at any of our shows, then you’ve probably used Square – it’s that white, square card reader on smartphones and tablets; lots of independent restaurants in town use them too. Here’s how the email payment system works:

  1. Write a new email from your email account to: genderspdx@gmail.com
  2. In the subject line, type in the amount you want to send to the band (i.e. $25).
  3. CC the email address: cash@square.com
  4. Press send.

You do not need a Square account to send the band money!  If you have a Square account set up, then you can authorize the payment that system. If you don’t have a Square account, then you will recieve an email asking for your credit card information for the payment. Genders will receive your donation 1-2 business days after it is sent. Yes, it’s actually that easy. We tested it. You can read more about Square Cash on their website

We suggested Square Cash to Genders because it’s the fastest and easiest way for people to send money without having to do rewards or reach funding goals or worry about a percentage going to this or that company. If you’re uncomfortable with this method, we encourage you to purchase a digital copy of the band’s 7″ and EP from Bandcamp.

We’ll continue to update this page with news from Genders about their current situation.

Please share and create your own posts and blogs to help the band! Any amount helps. Thank you.

The shows Genders hopes to make with your help:

10/22 – Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival w/ BTS
10/23 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel w/ BTS
10/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse w/ BTS
10/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live w/ BTS
10/26 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham w/ BTS
10/27 – Fort Lauderdale @ Culture Room w/ BTS
10/28 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive w/ BTS
10/29 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
10/30 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle w/ BTS
10/31 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club w/ BTS
11/01 – Washington DC @ 930 Club w/ BTS
11/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio
11/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
11/05 – New York City, NY @ Arlene’s Grocery
11/06 – Boston, MA @ TBC
11/07 – Burlington, VT @ Monkey House
11/08 – Syracuse, NY @ TBC
11/09 – Harrisburg, PA @ TBC
11/10 – Toledo, OH @ The Village Idiot
11/11 – Detroit, MI @ Lager House
11/13 – Chicago, IL @ Township
11/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverwest Public House
11/15 – Madison, WI @ Mickey’s Tavern
11/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ TBC
11/18 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House w/ BTS
11/19 – Fayetteville, AR @ Lighthouse Club
11/20 – Little Rock, AR @ Rev Room w/ BTS
11/21 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater w/ BTS
11/22 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s w/ BTS
11/23 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s w/ BTS
11/24 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls w/ BTS
11/25 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress w/ BTS
11/26 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel w/ BTS
11/27 – Salt Lake City @ Urban Lounge w/ BTS