WHY LA CLUB OWNERS ARE TOTALLY LOST AND SOME ADVICE FOR THEM FROM A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN
What if I told the wine bar owner that I have a great band and we are going to play at my house. I need someone to provide and pour wine while we play. I can’t pay much, just $75 and you must bring at least 25 people who are willing to pay a $10 cover charge at the door. Now wouldn’t they look at you like you are crazy? “Why would I do that” they would ask? Well because it’s great exposure for you and your wine bar.
Read this great, accurate piece by Dave Goldberg on some of the logic upheld by bar and club owners in the local scene. I think the rules are kind of different between a bona fide music venue and a bar (people don’t really just visit the Troubadour JUST for beer, right? …right?) but the sentiments and attitudes shown by ALOT of venues definitely do need to change. For OUR sake and theirs:
READ BELOW or follow this link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/78468650/La-Club-Owners
Hello! This year I’m part of a student run record label called Five of Five Music Entertainment, and right now we are looking for bands or artists to be chosen as our Artist of The Year! Basically a number of artists from the Los Angeles area will submit their presskits on our home website to be considered to be chosen. Then the top two or three will compete by perform live and the best based off of the performance will become the Artist of The Year.
Everything we do for the artist is completely free, and all the content created with Five of Five will belong to them. Five of Five will own nothing. Basically the chosen artist or band will have a team of focused students working towards what ever the artist needs to take them to the next level.
So if you are a musician in the LA area, please take advantage of this great opportunity! Also if you know of a musician or band let me know!
We are currently nominated for The Deli’s LA EMERGING ARTIST OF THE MONTH and we need to rack up some votes. You can help us out simply by clicking over to http://la.thedelimagazine.com/snacks and vote Twin Oaks. Voting polls close this Tuesday, September 18th at 9pm. Thanks to everyone for all the love!
All The Saint’s Fire On Corridor X. Pretty awesome band from Alabama. I’m a sucker for effect-driven noise rock. Picked up this LP at the Echoplex on October 16, 2009 at a show with A Place to Bury Strangers and Darker My Love. Definitely check them out.