I'm proud and glad musicians this young are Bringing attention to such issues as this, it's promoting like this that keeps young bands out of big venues and makes it difficult for new music to get the exposure it needs and deserves. I personally would love to help this band get the chance to play. Where do I sign up
This is bloody outrageous. $750 to play 30 minutes at the House of Blues on a weekday night FROM SIX DIFFERENT BANDS! Talk about sucking the blood out of the local music scene. These vampires should be boycotted. This is a PR nightmare. About the same as a media report saying your restaurant gives customers hepatitis. How could a corporation as big as House of Blues/Live Nation do such a
This a real shame, and I've seen it here in San Diego.."PROMOTERS" suck you in by playing a great venue, then expect you to sell loads of presale...notice i say..."EXPECT YOU...NOT THE PROMOTER" to sell tickets and promote the show. So in this article there are 6 bands, THEY have to SELL 75 tickets...then GIVE the MONEY to the PROMOTER...$750...for a 30 minute set. $750 x 6 = A SHITLOAD OF MONEY, then gives the Venue Half and pockets the rest....an easy 2 Grand for not doing a damn thing!!!! Yes it is great playing a reputable venue but when a band doesn't even AT THE LEAST get ONE free drink?? Come on.....
Although we may feel extorted, we, Red Wizard, will continue playing as long as there is still a respect and appreciation for past brilliant music. This is a noble cause, no matter what the price.
We're not in it for the money, we're in it because we love music. We are fans and students before we are musicians, and we will do this till we die.
Just letting anyone who cares know...
The House Of Blues and their promoters DID NOT like this article, and WILL NOT be allowing us to play the show. I don't know how this is going to make them look any better, but yea, that's what's going on.
We have to return all tickets and/or pay for any tickets we cannot return.
Support you local musicians! Look us up! Let our music speak for us!
Jeff Smith 8 p.m., Aug. 30
Garrett Harris 6 p.m., Aug. 30
Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., Aug. 30
Robert Bush 1 p.m., Aug. 30
Jeff Smith noon, Aug. 30
Patrick Henderson 11 a.m., Aug. 30
Sheila Pell 9:30 a.m., Aug. 30
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