My friend Sara started a great website called Support The Tour. It's a pretty amazing concept. We all know how hard it is to be a touring band; especially, when you're starting off. There are plenty of interviews with our favorite bands, including The Wonder Years where they talk about the hardships when you're beginning to tour.
(Check out Major League- a NJ based band on the site!)
Well, now there's a site where the fans can actually help these bands. Support the Tour let's you do everything from donate to the band (socks, toothpaste, all that fun stuff) to giving them a couch to sleep on. It's a great way to keep our scene alive during a time where things like gas money are keeping great bands from being heard. Oh, and you get to earn points that you can redeem and there are plenty of giveaways.
(Ghost Thrower - another band on the site to check out)
Definitely check it out and sign up!