Kickstarter campaigns seem like a dime a dozen these days, but the Bowerbirds are pushing one that's several cuts above what you usually see. The local folk-rock group is looking to raise $28,000 to finish out a solar-powered recording studio in the rural cabin they built; and to fund recordings by the Bowerbirds (whose latest album "The Clearing" is spectacular) as well as Phil Moore's side project Island Dweller.
That's very cool, but what's even cooler are some of the handmade works of art they're offering as pledges (many of which look like they'd make dynamite Christmas gifts). Check those as well as their rather whimsical pitch video here. It's an ambitious undertaking and they've got a bit less than $10,000 to go to reach the goal -- and just over a month to get there.