Gigging

Sometimes going old skool can be putting your best foot forward.When presenting your package to the world, don’t poo-poo the traditional press kit.  Since EPKs (electronic press kits) have...
It may seem silly, but even a brief touring gig can really take it out of you... While I adjusted my internal clock to run on American Eastern Standard Time after a 15-day tour in Germany,...
How was your weekend?  Here's a quick synopsis of mine:   So, If someone said to me, "Jake, if you drive to Temecula (100 miles from my humble abode)  I'll give you twenty-five bucks...
Hands down – The "Hardest & Heaviest" Tour of 2011 is MAYHEM!   MEGADETH, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, DETHKLOK, MACHINEHEAD & more tore up the Country againas the Hard Rock/Metal fans ate it up...
Hands down – The HARDEST & HEAVIEST TOUR of 2012 is MAYHEM!MEGADETH, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, DETHKLOK, MACHINEHEAD & more tore up the Country againas the Hard Rock/Metal fans ate it up! From non...
You might think some of the world's top touring artists have money to burn on tour. You'd be wrong.   So when someone like Debbie Harry needs a teleprompter on the Blondie tour, instead of...
You get a great gig - and you show up, unload, and start going to town on setup. And at some point, a sound guy approaches you to ask ... if you’re ready for sound check. And here is where so...
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) — October 5, 2011 —   A Mobile music venue is speaking out against an ordinance the Mobile City Council passed Tuesday. The council voted that no one under 21-years-old will...
BY DEB GRUVER —The Wichita Eagle via kansas.com — September 15, 2011 — The city has crafted changes that should allow coffee shops, art galleries and other venues that don't serve alcohol to...