The Baltimore Rock Opera Society has released a compilation of their greatest hits in hopes of finding their “forever home.”
The edgy and eccentric music and performance group, also known as BROS, was displaced from the Bell Foundry in December, after a complaint led city officials to close the arts space just days after a fire in an Oakland, Calif., building used for art studios killed 36 people.
Known for their feature-length rock operas, the organization had been using the arts space for production for nearly four years, according to their fundraising page on crowdfunding website Crowdrise, which they launched shortly after their eviction.
The city has since granted the group permission to use certain floors of the Bell Foundry for rehearsal, but BROS is looking for its own rock palace.
The organization is giving out free digital copies of their "Best Of Our Personal Favorites" album to people who donate to their campaign. as advertised in their very-80s video on YouTube. The album, officially titled “Gründle Jammers,” will include songs "Puzzle in Time" from The Electric Pharoah performance, "Prologue" from GründleHammer, and "Protest Song" from Amphion. Donations can be of any amount, according to the video.
The campaign has raised $30,059 of its $75,000 goal as of Thursday afternoon, according to the website.