Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Coming Up - Cloud Cult

Surfrider's San Francisco Chapter will have an outreach table at Cloud Cult's show at the Independent in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 12th.

The doors open at 7:30pm. The show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $15. Tix are still available at the Independent Box Office (open M-F from 11am-6pm) for purchase, with no surcharge. just awarded Cloud Cult a "Best of Green Award" for "Best Indie Rock Band."

Check out this write up from the Discovery Channel's Planet Green:

Cloud Cult hasn't garnered the big-time recognition of a band like Radiohead, but they're a great example of a band that's green because they really believe in it.

The Minnesota-based band is led by Craig Minowa, who, when not busy writing, recording and touring with the band, is a scientist for the Organic Consumers Association, so he really knows his stuff. Disappointed by the options available elsewhere, Craig started his own record label, Earthology Records, which along with the band's studio (and Minowa's home) is located on a small organic farm in Northern Minnesota, is powered by geothermal power and wind energy, and the recording studio is built from recycled and salvaged materials.

Cloud Cult CD inserts and print materials are on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper and printed with non-toxic soy inks by a local, family-owned print shop. Cloud Cult's CD shrink-wrap is not the industry standard toxic PVC; instead, they are packaging all of their materials in a 100% earth-friendly shrink-wrap, made of non-toxic biodegradable corn cellulose.

On tour, the band offsets all of its energy use through renewable energy credits, its van runs on biodiesel and even boasts solar panels on the roof, and also plants trees to offset the shipping and other resource depletion incurred when producing their albums. Oh, and Cloud Cult donates all profits, after expenses, to environmental charity work.

Look for us at the show! We'll be talking with fans about our new Music Outreach Program Campaign, Hold On To Your Butt! (That'd be cigarette butts.)

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