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The 71's Raise An Astounding $12K For Latest Album

Just how viable is Kickstarter in helping an up-and-coming band to raise funds? As much as it saddens us to admit it, it mostly seems to fail. However, for one of our favorite local rock acts, the 71's, it has been an astounding success.

Fans of the band have raised a mind-boggling $12,541 for the recording of the third act of their amazing Rock and Rock Reaction trilogy. How in the name of Fender, Jesus, does a local act raise enough for a new car through just donations?

"I literally have no clue, but I am very excited," says singer Keeton Coffman via email. "It makes me happy people want to hear our songs. Also our fans are the nicest people you will ever meet, and I'm not just saying that. They really are."

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Jef Rouner (not cis, he/him) is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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