Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

G-Eazy, or not

San Diego State marketing major "Tilts" for gigs

Tyler Kistler lost Snoop Dogg but got G-Eazy using Tilt.
Tyler Kistler lost Snoop Dogg but got G-Eazy using Tilt.

On the morning that SDSU sophomore Tyler Kistler talks to the Reader, 210 of 600 tickets have so far been sold to satisfy Kistler’s end of a deal to have the rapper G-Eazy perform a benefit show in San Diego. With only four days before deadline, the 20-year-old marketing major is optimistic. “I think it’s in the bag at this point. We sold 100 tickets in a couple hours yesterday.” But in the beginning, he admits to being unsure of himself. “It was a kind of spur-of-the-moment decision. Do I have what it takes? Not a lot of people do this.”

Video:

"I Mean It"

G-Eazy video "I Mean It," featuring Remo

G-Eazy video "I Mean It," featuring Remo

For seed money, Kistler is using a crowd-sourcing outfit called Tilt. How he found out about them: “We wanted to bring Snoop Dogg down here. It was a contest through Tilt between three schools.” Someone else won, he says, but that put the idea for a G-Eazy show on the table. “A lot of my friends are into him. Why wouldn’t he want to play San Diego? It’s an awesome place.” It turns out G-Eazy did want to play here. Tilt made the connections to the artist’s management. “G-Eazy is donating all the money from the ticket sales to his favorite charity — Music Beats Hearts.”

Tilt is a mobile money app launched by James Beshara in 2012 as a way to crowd-fund among groups of friends. Used heavily on college campuses throughout the country, Tilt has also been used by Ice Cube, to raise money for a funeral, and to send the Jamaican bobsled team to the Olympics. Tilt turns a profit by collecting a 2.5 percent fee.

Place

House of Blues

1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego

By press time, G-Eazy at House of Blues had tilted (parlance for a successful campaign) and then some, selling over 700 tickets. Now that Kistler is a successful concert promoter, will he try this again? “Maybe,” he says. But in the meantime, a backstage pass would be nice. “That’s what I’m hoping for.”

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Mark Dresser’s musicianship cuts through it all

Long-time UCSD professor’s telematics trials
Next Article

Mexico's Green Angels cut back

What to do if stranded in Baja
Tyler Kistler lost Snoop Dogg but got G-Eazy using Tilt.
Tyler Kistler lost Snoop Dogg but got G-Eazy using Tilt.

On the morning that SDSU sophomore Tyler Kistler talks to the Reader, 210 of 600 tickets have so far been sold to satisfy Kistler’s end of a deal to have the rapper G-Eazy perform a benefit show in San Diego. With only four days before deadline, the 20-year-old marketing major is optimistic. “I think it’s in the bag at this point. We sold 100 tickets in a couple hours yesterday.” But in the beginning, he admits to being unsure of himself. “It was a kind of spur-of-the-moment decision. Do I have what it takes? Not a lot of people do this.”

Video:

"I Mean It"

G-Eazy video "I Mean It," featuring Remo

G-Eazy video "I Mean It," featuring Remo

For seed money, Kistler is using a crowd-sourcing outfit called Tilt. How he found out about them: “We wanted to bring Snoop Dogg down here. It was a contest through Tilt between three schools.” Someone else won, he says, but that put the idea for a G-Eazy show on the table. “A lot of my friends are into him. Why wouldn’t he want to play San Diego? It’s an awesome place.” It turns out G-Eazy did want to play here. Tilt made the connections to the artist’s management. “G-Eazy is donating all the money from the ticket sales to his favorite charity — Music Beats Hearts.”

Tilt is a mobile money app launched by James Beshara in 2012 as a way to crowd-fund among groups of friends. Used heavily on college campuses throughout the country, Tilt has also been used by Ice Cube, to raise money for a funeral, and to send the Jamaican bobsled team to the Olympics. Tilt turns a profit by collecting a 2.5 percent fee.

Place

House of Blues

1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego

By press time, G-Eazy at House of Blues had tilted (parlance for a successful campaign) and then some, selling over 700 tickets. Now that Kistler is a successful concert promoter, will he try this again? “Maybe,” he says. But in the meantime, a backstage pass would be nice. “That’s what I’m hoping for.”

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Waiter at La Jolla's Tapenade, toilet cleaner at Spanky's

San Diego's candy salesman, transient nurse, ups and downs of fishing
Next Article

Mark Dresser’s musicianship cuts through it all

Long-time UCSD professor’s telematics trials
Comments
1

This fan-funded concert (18+) will take place tonight, May 7, at House of Blues, with tix priced at 25 bucks - http://www.sandiegoreader.com/events/2015/may/07/g-eazy-fan-funded-concert/?et=142336

May 7, 2015

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close