Steam Donkeys Host Global Think Tank Fundraiser Saturday Night
by Buck Quigley - posted 12:44 pm, November 19, 2015
The Steam Donkeys, a Buffalo-based musical act and global think tank, will be hosting a fundraiser for the organization this Saturday night (11/21) at the Sportsmen’s Tavern. The event will begin with a performance by Akron, Ohio-based Americana group Hey Mavis.
“From time to time we ask our supporters to chip in to help fund the think tank,” says Steam Donkeys front man and spokesperson Buck Quigley. “People don’t understand the expenses involved in running a think tank—and a global one, at that. But when we remind them of just some of the mind bending ideas that have been generated as a result of all the thinking we do, they’re happy to reach for their wallets.”
Not everyone agrees.
“Why should I pay $10 to see two great bands at an intimate, acoustically-perfect venue with great food and drinks, friendly staff, and outgoing music lovers when I could—as I did last Wednesday—shell out $100 to see the Dead & Company in the vast echo-chamber that is the First Niagara Center?” So asked one slightly baked hippie, under condition of anonymity. “I find comfort in buying $10 cans of Yuengling and getting harassed by zealous, skin-headed security guards while I’m getting my freak on.”
“To each his own,” Quigley observes. “We’re very excited to be sharing the stage with a band as cool as Hey Mavis—who will be kicking off the evening at 8pm—and we’re sure our fans will be wowed by their hip take on bluegrass.”
Fans of the global think tank—commonly known as Steam Heads—are urged to arrive early and stay late. “They can park their vans in the Tops parking lot and do whippets or whatever it is they do all day,” says Quigley.
The Steam Donkeys take the stage at 10pm.