Seeing other local bands........

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Seeing other local bands........

Postby donkeypunch » March 18th, 2014, 3:30pm

After being out on saturday night.....I have come to this conclusion on this topic and feelings I come away with.....

1. You see a band/act that is so over the top great...it inspires you to go home, crack a beer and fire up your guitar (or whatever).

2. You go see a friends band that you don't care for and have to be politically correct and white lie.

3. You see a band that is decent but just not your type of thing but can appreciate the effort and passion they've put into it.

4. You see a band that flat out, no mistake, kardashians are whores, no bones about it.....just plain sucks.

I say for myself....

1. 10% of the time
2. 5% of the time
3. 10% of the time
4. 75% of the time


New Orleans is Sinking is the new Musatng Sally

Pointing out that you don't know this song that well is not cool

Cigarette in your tuning pegs for the set break is beyond douche'

Buying a sweet Les Paul = Great....playing it through a Crate Amp = not so great

Letting drummers talk = having girlfriends at band practices

Wearing and in ear monitor playing the Wagon Wheel is a douche' lifetime member card

Guitar strap fashioned after a Police tape....ummm no

Telling everyone in between every song that you're recording the show like it was at MSG.

Asking someone over the mic to get you a beer one song into the set

Telling people to tip the bartenders - like you are the deciding factor with them doing it or not
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Re: Seeing other local bands........

Postby Contact Buzz » March 19th, 2014, 8:06am

And don't forget...

Being Loud
6 ft pedal boards
Running through "the crowd" with your wireless rig
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Re: Seeing other local bands........

Postby guitardude » March 19th, 2014, 11:41am

Holy crap these are great. And I'm guilty of only 2 of them, not too bad...

I don't mind when someone that I'm in a band with goes out into the crowd. But if I'm watching somebody else, the first thing I'm thinking is "dude, don't come over here". :D

Actually, I don't really mind any of these things that much. Unless I'm not in the band. Maybe with the exception of the LP through the Crate amp. That could suck either way. But not necessarily I guess.

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Re: Seeing other local bands........

Postby donkeypunch » March 19th, 2014, 12:52pm

SAw a band at a Halloween party where the singer went into the crowd and sang to haggard drunk nascar chicks....sure enough...the bass player was following him.

also bands that send me invites daily on Facebook to gigs which I never attend

Also....SOME HUGE LOCAL MUSIC NEWS *****************************

A.P. Lockport NewYork : It is reported that the band the Teasers have played their farewell show. Gigs are now not only at stake but wide open. Teaser nation is looking for another band to follow.
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Re: Seeing other local bands........

Postby yellow ed » March 19th, 2014, 1:31pm

Contact Buzz wrote:Running through "the crowd" with your wireless rig


fucking this! Used to hate when the dips hit with the wireless would wander off the stage and over to the bar. Of course usually this was for the bands from Angola that had no one watching them. GET BACK ON THE FUCKING STAGE
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Re: Seeing other local bands........

Postby Contact Buzz » March 19th, 2014, 3:40pm

On the bar owner side:

"You guys can't set up until the last of the fish fry patrons leaves. But I still want you to start @ 9"
Putting Mohawk brand liquor up on the top shelf.
Charging cover when there are 4 people in the place.
Not having Cuervo on hand when we are playing. Big mistake.
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Re: Seeing other local bands........

Postby sevenyearsdown » March 20th, 2014, 9:17am

If I could afford in ear monitors for the band, I would do it just for vocal harmonies.

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Re: Seeing other local bands........

Postby shanebassman66 » March 21st, 2014, 10:49am

We're in the entertainment business folks. Use in ears if it helps you to provide a higher quality product, engage your audience, help support the workers of the club and stop being so into yourself that you forget to have fun!Oh and if you think you are sooo great, I guarantee I can show you someone that can play their butt off and is humble. Did I mention have fun!!!

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Re: Seeing other local bands........

Postby sevenyearsdown » March 21st, 2014, 11:34am

I think most of the nonsense mentioned in this thread can be avoided if you stop going to see shitty classic rock/top 40 bands at Bob's Beach Bar.

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Re: Seeing other local bands........

Postby So Sweet » March 22nd, 2014, 6:18pm

Same thread different title............................
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