Hey guys, back at you again to give you an update of what's been going on. Sorry to all the folks who follow this blog for the past 4 weeks and have seen no posts. I JUST NOW had a spare moment to fix my laptop, so I can finally take it with me, get jacked up on coffee, and book shows again. There have been a few shows in September... mainly to note the DESPISE YOU, MAGRUDERGRIND, STRIPMINES, SICK/TIRED, MAN WILL DESTROY HIMSELF, WALL gig at King's. That show was really great. If you went to that show without moaning about a guest list spot, thanks a whole lot. If you were on the guest list for promoting, video, or photography, fucking MEGA thanks to you for doing that (Brian Lutz). Seth Beard booked a show last week with two Australian bands, and really did a great job. But note this my man, the main master of the PA never should go past like 5, ever. But fucking A, he booked a show that I have no idea how to handle, and excelled at it. More people need to do this.
Last night Double Negative and Whatever Brains played at The Union Tavern (327 W. Davie St. Raleigh, NC). Sort of a last minute show, and again, the Union has to do their live music shows AFTER 10pm due to the Italian restaurant next door, but still it was a great turnout. Seriously, if there is ever a day DN or WB are playing and I just sit at home instead of watching these two great bands play right down the street, someone just go ahead and kill me.
So anyways, to the point, I'm working on a line-up of shows and starting to write a new zine entitled "HOW TO BOOK YOUR OWN F**KING SHOW". The title is meant to be frustrated yet humorous and just discontent in general. Long story short, I had someone tell me, "hey Ira, have you ever thought about booking something other than a hardcore show? You should really expand your horizons." I responded, "Hey asswipe, have you ever thought about booking a show, period?"
Lots of smart ass humor, yet I'll keep the zine informative and I want to see a lot of people just learn how to book SOMETHING they enjoy, I don't give a fuck what it sounds like. Included will be a poster sized map that will have every location possible for flyering, all ages venues, and places with house show history. This zine should be expected to be black and white and given out for as cheap as possible. Buy me a coffee or give me some quarters for it, I just want you to book a god damn show. If there were 5 people in Raleigh booking punk/hc shows only once or twice a month, there would be hardcore shows happening ALL THE TIME. THINK ABOUT THAT DUDES.
Anyways. The list of shows, and TBA's. More to be announced soon, and sorry that Jeff and I have been way too busy with work and school to post in the past month. My laptop just got fixed, so I'll probably be posting on here about twice a week.
SAT OCT 8- Extension Cord Hardcore #2 with NEUTRON RATS, LUNG MATTER, MAD DOG-- CONNOR AND ACE ARE BOOKING A SHOW.
MON OCT 1- THOU, MAKE, PROSTELYTE @ King's 14 W. Martin St. Raleigh (Ryan Moore is booking this)
SAT OCT 15- (Richmond VA) GOVERNMENT WARNING'S LAST SHOW w/ NIGHT BIRDS, CLOAK/DAGGER, DRY SPELL @ STRANGE MATTER
MON OCT 17- CREAMERS (TX) @ DREGGS GROTTO PART DEUX (Need locals!!) TYSON IS BOOKING THIS- I WILL BE OUT OF TOWN.
FRI OCT 21- CHUCK DUKOWSKI SEXTET, ROCKET COTTAGE @ TBA
THURS OCT 27- // WARCRY (pdx) // RIPPER (pdx) // SIREN (rva) @ STRANGE MATTER
WED NOV 2- BIG EYES @ TBA
MON NOV 28- BROWN SUGAR, CRUDDY @ TBA
SUN DEC 18- BUKKAKE BOYS (GA), DOUBLE NEGATIVE, MANIC (GA) probably at King's. I find out today-ish.