Are You With the Band?

When creative types turn from couch-surfing to fund-raising

If Don Draper’s taught the Scoop anything about advertising it’s this: It’s tough to know the difference between impressive and annoying. So how to categorize the Kickstart kinda-NPR-influenced fund-raising campaign by local musicians Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers? A) They say creative types don’t have brains for business! B) Support your local artists! C) Have you noticed that pretty much anyone isn’t ashamed to ask people for money for anything these days? At least 40 people, it seems, vote for B. The band’s already halfway to their goal of $8,000.