Ok, I think its time we start talking about DIY.
I'm sure there are lots of you people out there, in internetland, who are VERY active in your local scene, and know alot about bands that come from your town, and venues to play at.
I'm sure all of you love seeing a punk show, and I'm sure many of you would like to go on tour.
Well how do you do that with out some big record label?
BOOK YOUR OWN ****ING LIFE!
that's right DIY (do it yourself), its time to address that ethic of punk rock. Hell, my parents even live by it. Its universal and it can get you far in life even (Kung-Fu Records, Fat Wreck Chords, Epitaph and just about every other punk label that is successful started out DIY).
So what is there about DIY?
Well first off you can book your own shows. In this thread I intend for there to be a list of places to play in your area, and bands who will play with you (these bands MUST HAVE DONE GIGS BEFORE or they can be your own).
Secondly, you can put out your own records
HOLY ****! PEOPLE ACTUALLY DO THAT?
yes they do as hard as it may sound, many, many bands put out records DIY (i know alot of you know this already :p: )
Thirdly, write articles for your own zine.
All of you have computers (obviously :rolleyes: ) and you most likely have a printer so put it to use! Don't **** around in english class when they teach you how to write, you can write zine articles and express your opinions just fine and dandy, and you can do it all yourself.
fourthly and finally:
GET OFF YOUR ASSES AND DO **** FOR THE SCENE.
Get a place to play shows, book shows, start a band, start a zine, start a record label, sell records, make T-shirts, make patches, organize a gang, start a promotion company. Do whatever your scene needs and you think you can do. Just think of all the joy and satisfaction when your sitting at the show in your hometown of the First ever Tarakany US-tour, chilling with the band, making friends for a lifetime, and then you can say to yourself «HEY! I did this».
So here we go with places you can play at in my area: (please respond with your places to play, and other DIY ideas and comments):
Huntsville, Alabama, USA:
The Neighborhood Hot Spot
1407 Jordan Lane
Huntsville Alabama, 35816
Tele #: (256) 489-5201
you can call them or mail to them inquiries on booking.
2150 Leeman Ferry Cir.
Huntsville Alabama, 35801
Tele #: (256) 850-6599
before you book a gig here, you need to have a local band as your sponser, and you need to send the venue a CD or Cassette so they can hear you.
Knights of Columbus Hall
well a KOC is a KOC and you need contact in Huntsville to get a show there.
all these venues are good at paying bands too :).
Anniston, Alabama, USA:
Room 1213 (probably the best punk venue in all of Alabama)
12 West 13th St.
Anniston, AL 36206
Tele #: none given:
from their website (www.1213rockshows.com):
1213 Rock Shows requires a CD or demo to be sent to:
6216 Meadowlark Dr. Anniston AL 36206.
If you are looking for a specific date you can email Randy at:
Please send date needed or available weekend dates and contact info along with your demo.:
As far as bands to play with goes
Drag Down First
they'd love to play with your band (I'm almost sure they would) and they are very reliable at putting shows together, but they are on a hieatus until December
The Alabama Jihad
These guys WANT people to play with them, so I suggest you get to it and book yourself a show in Alabama with them. They are amazing live!
These two bands describe what alot of the music comming out of Huntsville sounds like, New Wave combined with Hardcore or Emo.
there are other bands and if anyone else wants them e-mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
well feel free to add :cheers:
Awsome thread Whyvern, i'll sticky this for now. This will become our Local Scene (Plug In Your Local Bands) thread too.
ok good idea. ill get back to this and edit some band web sites and stuff into it later
Good idea Whyvern!! Useful info, but i don't think anyone else around here lives in my area, so i don't think me putting up bands to contact and places to play would be very much use to the UG community.
well what if someone is planning a tour in Australia?
I was just thinking about making a thread where everyone plugged in their local venues, you beat me to it, great idea whyvy.
Ok, here's a few local Cleveland Venues:
1765 Coventry Rd
Cleveland Heights, OH
Chris' Warped Records
13383 Madison Ave
2083 E 21st St.
Carriage House Niteclub
9033 Columbus Road
Lakewood has a very good punk scene going right now.
And also check out www.clevelandpunkscene.com for some great information.
And a good tip for making connections, never ever be self-conscience or nervous when introducing yourself, always be the first to start conversation and always ALWAYS have a demo handy. But do not shove it in their face.
wow great idea, thanks for the reminder i won't post any venues for my local scene becaus Monty lives in winnipeg too and i'm sure he knows alot more than me.:bonk:
I'll post some later, but feel free to post some also if you want. What part of Winnipeg are you from? There aren't many tobans around here. :cheers:
Re: Local Scene/ DIY
Here's some venues in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
176 Fort Street
Tele #: (204) 957-7777
160 Osborne Street
Tele #: (204) 452-9824
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Ave
Tele #: (204) 783-6918
The Royal Albert Arms
48 Albert St.
Tele #: (204) 943-8433
768 Tache Avenue
Tele #: will find later...
U of M Multi-Purpose Room
University of Manitoba Campus
Tele #: Unknown
Phone for booking info and etc.
I'll add some more later. :cheers:
Fresno City Hardcore (FCHC) Fresno, California USA
I'll post some venues later.
Some local punk/hardcore/emo/thrash bands-
The Lost Boys
Not 4 Hire
The Velisha(my band)
Straight Edge Kegger
A Bleeding Youth
Middle Class Mile
The Velisha- http://www.geocities.com/thevelishapunx
The Victims- http://www.geocities.com/thevictimspunk
The Lost Boys- http://www.thelostboys.tk
Militant Youth- http://www.militantyouth.tk
Not 4 Hire- http://www.n4hpunx.com
Other local scene sites-
Fresno Area Local Bands- http://www.localbands.org
Anti-Trust Records- http://geocities.com/antitrustrecords/
cool someone else from cleveland
Odeon Concert Club
1295 Old River Road
Cleveland, OH 44113
we have two venues
Newport music hall
Their both good and my band has played at newport a bunch of times with The pitts
Yeah, today I was trying to book a show at this place called the Hi-Tech Fun Center, and I called them and they said we could play the 22nd of November if we bought 250 bucks worth of tickets(50 tickets) and sold them for 8 bucks each and got to keep the profit, so I told them "dude, that's pay to play, we don't do that, it ruined the music scene down in LA" and h'es all like "they do it in LA now and they do it everywhere else too" so I told him we'd play for free and he said "well, don't you want to make any money?" and I said "nope...we'll play for free..." and he says that they may want us to play just bring him a promo package and a demo....haha, I told that dude off. And so I think if we bring a promo package he might let us play cuz he knows we mean bussiness.
There are a couple venues in Knoxville, TN here are 2 I could find info on.
Old City Java
old city java
109 s. central st.
knoxville, tn 37902
general info: email@example.com
booking info: firstname.lastname@example.org
check http://www.bluecatslive.com/ for info.
And also some local bands to check out here in Knoxville, TN is Maas Neo-tek http://www.maas-neotek.cjb.net/
The Royal Bangs(formerly known as the Suburban Urchins) http://www.theroyalbangs.com/
Perfect Orange http://www.perfectorange.tk/
My Lost Cause http://www.mylostcause.net/
Ok, you're last 2 posts have not in any way contributed to this thread. It's just you talking about how serious you are about music and how you know so much more than any local kids.
Ok I deleted the unnecessary posts to keep this thread clean, Berlioz if you don't like this thread why are you posting in it?
Sorry, I just got pissed cuz he was trying to tell me off and...anyway....venues here suck and I don't know their numbers, so I'm done.
The Fireside Bowl
2648 W. Fullerton Ave.
^ excellent venue, pretty tough to get though.
hey my band is gonna try and do a tour of the country next summer, if you guys could PM me some good places in your local scene to play that would be awesome
That's what this whole thread is about. :rolleyes:
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