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Re: Re: The Dark Age
In a similar vein, I'd like to start a SF Bay Area
loop "collaboration" club where loopers would get
together in groups of 2 or 3 and make some music.
Anyone have any interest in doing something like this?
--- David Small <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'd very much like to start a thread on house
> concerts. This may not be the
> proper forum, but we're outfitting a small stage and
> performance venue in
> our home that will seat 35-to-40 people. All
> proceeds, after we pay the
> musicians, will go to charity. This is in the
> suburbs of Houston, Texas.
> Anyone else out there with experience in this kind
> of thing? If so, what
> is fair admission fee? any hassles with neighborhood
> associations? do
> you serve food? how do you go about identifying
> performers? I'll be
> glad to share what we've collected (articles,
> advice, etc.) with anyone
> who is interested. Best.
> At 08:58 PM 2/16/2006 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org
> >On Mon, 13 Feb 2006, joe rut wrote:
> >>Indeed! My favorite gigs of the last few years
> have all been house
> >>parties and warehouse shows put on by people
> creating alternatives to the
> >>"club scene".
> >>For those of you who have never put on a house
> concert, you'd be
> >>surprised how little it takes and how fun it is.
> And since there is no
> >>"club overhead" to
> >>feed, %100 of the door goes to the musicians, who
> usually end up with
> >>more $ than your average club gig. The audience
> usually has a more rewarding
> >>experience because they are there specifically to
> hear music, so you have
> >>already filtered out most of the "I wanna go to
> the bar to drink and
> >>talk" crowd
> >>that can be at odds with the "I wanna listen to
> music crowd".
> >>The usual standard around here is $5 to $10
> sliding scale with noone
> >>turned away for lack of funds, BYOB, and the house
> provides a bowl of chili or
> >>something. Sometimes at larger warehouse shows
> the house will sell
> >>beer/wine at very cheap rates (eg, $2 a beer).
> >>Anyway, there are alternatives out there.
> >>Joe Rut
> >Absolutely there are alternatives. I've started
> hosting house concerts in
> >my area because performers who want to play in the
> area started contacting
> >me asking for help setting up shows in the area,
> and sometimes there's not
> >a space available when they're coming through. I
> have a big house, which helps.
> >Anyone coming through the Raleigh end of North
> Carolina, drop me an email.
> >Steve B
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