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Steve Weir

in Coventry

How (& Why) to DIY Live Music Gigs

PRESENTED ON JUL 05, 2016
IN COVENTRY @ VOL 26

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)

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Punk Rock Fanzines and DIY Graphic Design

BY PAUL BURGESS
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Paul Burgess has produced graphic designs for The Sex Pistols and The Buzzcocks, and in this presentation he shares his passion for counter-culture through this high speed 'history of' and 'how to guide' to Punk Fanzines.

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Idiot's Guide to Being a Touring Rock Band

BY STEPHEN O'SHEA
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

"Don't spend the night in that hotel!"

In Idiot's Guide to Being a Touring Rock Band from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 11Stephen 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. 

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Music and Place: Considering Coventry & Detroit

BY SPENCER GRAHAM
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

In "Music and Place: Considering Coventry and Detroit", the artist Spencer Graham discusses his mild obsessions with self-imposed constraints, specificity and record collecting.

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Secret Life in a Ska Band

BY HANNA MAWBEY
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 12, 2016

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.

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Starting a DIY Festival Movement

BY MANDA KAYE
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 20, 2017

Manda Kaye shares how she started her own DIY Death Festival in Blackheath, Blue Mountains.

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Our Band Could Be Your Life

BY LANCE PORTER
@ VOL 8 ON APR 06, 2018

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.

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Can't Sing, Can't Play, Did it Anyway

BY DAVID GOODY
@ VOL 35 ON JUN 07, 2018

In “can’t sing, can’t play, did it anyway” David Goody talks about his DIY pathway to musical success using bizarre instruments and songs about the Coventry Ring Road & Spon End Santa. 

 

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Livin' in Gomerica: tales from the World's Biggest Band

BY ANDY WALLMAN
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

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.

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Dulce Mal Band

BY HELEN VARGAS
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 28, 2018

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.