Helen will be talking about this project and how it became one of the most known local bands in the border of El Paso and CD Juarez.
"Don't spend the night in that hotel!"
In Idiot's Guide to Being a Touring Rock Band from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 11, Stephen O'Shea takes us coast to coast and back again and tells us all the ins and outs of being a touring rock band. Think you have what it takes to take your rock band on a tour across Canada?
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, September 5th, 2016.
In Coventry Music DIY from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 26, Steve Weir coins the phrase "a Goldilocks City" to describe Coventry (not too big, not too small, just right) and goes on to describe how this makes it just about the perfect place to put on DIY music gigs. He also throws in a few top tips on how to choose venues (clue: make sure there's booze, toilets and friendly management)
Hanna Mawbey shares her tales of life in a 9 piece ska band: from the logistics of fitting all the band members in a vehicle to releasing independent records and running with a fancy dress theme! Plus the more serious matter of fighting bigotry in whatever guise it takes.
In Buzz Kemper's work with symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, choral groups, jazz ensembles, rock bands and solo artists in the Madison area for over 30 years, he has seen the rise of the music scene as well as the rise of the level of support for musicians (recording facilities, live sound companies and sound/light designers), as well as audience interest in the arts.
Were The Gomers the world's biggest band? They made some noise in the late 1980's with a few songs appearing on the national Dr. Demento radio show. Over time, they realized they knew over 2,000 cover songs and a live karaoke band was born. The spent the next 12 years sharing the stage with over ten thousand lead singers who (usually) lived out their rock and roll dreams three blissful rockin' minutes at a time. (That is a big band.) Andy Wallman was the first chair tambourine player for The Gomers and will take you on the inside of what it was like to be Livin' in Gomerica.
Lance Porter is a music nerd. He has been obsessed with punk rock since 1980, when he saw Devo on late-night TV. (I know Devo isn’t really punk, but I was 10, OK?) His music nerdiness has dictated almost every move in his life, including the cities he chose to live in and the woman he married. However, it took just over 30 years for him to finally get the guts to live out a rock ‘n’ roll fantasy and form his own band.
Ryan Hendrix is the founder of Stillwater based indie rock band Colourmusic. The band has released three albums, “F, Monday, Orange, February, Venus, Lunatic 1 or 13” (2008), “My____ is pink” (2011), and “May You Marry Rich” (2014). Colourmusic's forthcoming album “Swimsuit” is set to be released 2/4/19. Ryan Hendrix is also a lecturer in the music business program at ACM@UCO.
Were the Gomers the world's biggest band? They made some noise in the late 1980s with a few songs appearing on the national Dr. Demento radio show. Over time, they realized they knew over 2,000 cover songs, and a live karaoke band was born. Andy Wallman was first chair tambourine player for The Gomers; he will take you inside of what it was like to be Livin'in Gomerica.