Pretty good blog post here at Austin Town Hall.
It’s the same stuff everybody’s saying when you talk to bands, bartenders, etc., but I’m not sure if it’s out there in the wild so much.
The Live Music Capital title means a lot of things to people, but to current residents who don’t spend a lot of time going to shows that probably means
- cover bands spoiling your drinking by dragging that Toadies song out again or
- national touring acts always coming through.
Bands like us do need people to come out, see a couple songs, buy a CD or a t-shirt, or at least say hey. Honestly… it doesn’t take a ton to keep most local bands going for a while.
Shots by Carla, thanks!
Starting an archive of flyers. If you have one that’s not up here, let me know.
Hi all. Thanks for voting in the TRCOA unsigned band competition. The live contest happens tonight and we unfortunately won’t be there, but we wish the best to the bands. Our pick is Yuma, and I hope they get it. Great stuff.
In the meantime, we have some good news and bad news.
Bad news: Sean, our drummer of less than a year, will be stepping away from Austin and thus Sharks. We’ll miss him a ton.
Good news: While we don’t have a permanent replacement yet, in the meantime we’ll have some help when we hit Holy Mountain on June 4th with Wildfires. We’re not slowing down this time.