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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
3:16 am
[grx]
Online Music Sales
So, I have two bands and we put our music up on Bandcamp so people can check it out and buy it. We do ok, but I think it'd be cool to hear about where other people put there stuff and how it's been working out. Of course iTunes is an obvious choice, but I like the business model better at Bandcamp. Not gonna go into all the ins and outs of Bandcamp unless it seems people wanna chime in on this subject. Any bands or musicians game? Plus we could share any marketing ideas that have worked or failed miserably. Could be educational.

To hear our stuff follow the links below.

For Civita(pron. cheh-VEE-tah) go to http://www.civita.bandcamp.com and you'll see two album covers. Just click one. I play guitar and my wife Mel(instantkarmma) sings. Here's an example. I actually play guitar and bass in this example. It's called Unsure.

For The Nathaniel Johnstone band go to http://www.nathanieljohnstone.bandcamp.com and there's two albums there as well. One live and one studio. I play bass and Mel sings again. Here's an example of that called Ifritah.

Lemme know what you think...

Current Mood: curious
Friday, May 6th, 2011
12:24 am
[apreleva]
12:22 am
[apreleva]
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
2:58 am
[grx]
R.I.P. Mike Starr
Mike Starr's dead

Stay off the smack kids, that's all I have to say. R.I.P. Mike. No matter what, you were a fantastic bass player.



Current Mood: sad
Monday, February 28th, 2011
3:18 am
[grx]
Evil Stig
I never knew about this film. I got into the Gits because of Kurt Cobain believe it or not. I was hanging out at the bus stop by the Daily Olympian newspaper and the old Olympia community center, which was by Kurt's place at the time I think. Or maybe he'd moved by then, I don't remember. But I saw him on the street and he filled me in on them. I fell in love with their shows. Back then everybody still went to live shows. Not uncommon to just walk into a place and hope a good band was playing. So I checked out the Gits and started going to all their shows. I Met Mia Zapata maybe 4 or 5 times at shows. Really cool, friendly, down to earth chick. Still makes me sad to think of how she was killed. Anyway I went to the fundraiser concert the Gits did with Joan Jett and I can spot myself in the crowd. This was at the RCKNDY and I was in my usual spot in that venue. Right up front center stage where a hole in the stage gave me a hand hold and people couldn't push me from up front. I was right in front of Joan Jett's mic. I can still remember her perfume.

Viva Zapata!




Current Mood: A Little Sad
Friday, May 28th, 2010
10:38 am
[winifred]
It's 2010 - are you playing out?
Last year my band played a healthy amount of shows. We took the winter off to record, and getting the attention of booking agents has been excruciating. Is it our new email address? Did we get a reputation? Who knows. I will keep on keepin' on.

How about you? This comm hasn't seen a lot of action since I posted last year, and I KNOW there are musicians here on LiveJournal. Are you playing shows in June? Post details!
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
2:23 pm
[winifred]
Booking shows in the area
My band has played a lot of venues, and are hoping to play a few festivals this summer. In the meantime, I'm still trying to get shows at a number of places around the area (Seattle AND Eastside). We've been playing about once a month for a couple of years, with a few exceptions (new band members, illness), and our show is always impressive (so we're told).

Right now we're waiting for responses from Waldo's, Mars Bar (wants to book us, but booker went on vacation), Jules Maes, Tractor Tavern, The Skylark (we've played there before), and Big Daddy's.

I know there are a LOT more venues that will book pop/rock/powerpop. Anyone have any suggestions for venues, or resources where I can find a list of venues and their booking contacts?
Monday, January 5th, 2009
4:29 pm
[winifred]
Evolution space available tonight
It looks like my band will not be able to use the 8-10pm rehearsal slot at Evolution Studios (Bellevue) tonight. Rather than screw over Eden or shell out $30 for space without using it, is there anyone out there who can use the time/space we’ve already booked? Room 6.

Send an email to my livejournal addy or comment here.

8pm, Room 6, Evolution Studios (www.bandrehearsal.com)
Monday, July 21st, 2008
2:51 pm
[april04dawn]
Hello all
My band is looking for a dedicated and ambitious drummer. We have been around for a bit and have ties with many local venues, but have just not had good luck lately with drummers. Is you love playing shows and are willing to put in the practice time to help us sound GREAT, please let me know!

We play pop rock music which you can hear here: www.myspace.com/knockmedownmusic
Monday, January 21st, 2008
10:28 pm
[kriostoir]
Accordion Blues
I have already googled and checked craigslist and the memories, and found one lead (from google) but here's hoping that someone might know another place or person who may be able to help.

My accordion, Fergus (see usericon,) had a small accident tonight which resulted in a reed becoming dislodged from the wax and thusly detuning the reed. As a member of a band, I use Fergus on a weekly basis, and really need to have him completely retuned, and apparently have his reeds replaced. Also, while having a feel around inside his guts, I'd really like to have a mic input installed in him, as it would free up my movement on stage.

Fergus is a diatonic (Irish style) G-C button accordion made by Milan.

I already know about Petosa, though I've never been there before -- so any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

So thanks in advance. :c)

X-posted to seattleindie, seamusician, tacoma, and seattle.
Monday, January 14th, 2008
11:12 am
[grx]
New Prog Band!!!
I've discovered what I think is a really great new prog band! My own personal band Civita had a gig with them last night at The Central in Seattle. We were all blown away. They're a three piece called Half Zaftig. Check out some of their music at http://www.myspace.com/halfzaftig and I don't think you'll be disappointed. My favorite part of the night was when they launched into the "Darth Vader's Theme" music out of nowhere. Brilliant! I hate doing the whole "they sound like this band mixed with this other band with a dash of that band" thing, I like to let the music speak for itself. But here's a cut n paste of their own description:

Half Zaftig sounds exactly like Led Zeppelin spilling a beer on Living Colour at a party that King's X threw for Trent Reznor and The Beatles at Frank Zappa's house. Yeah, just like that!


And here's a little "behind the scenes" video they've put together that displays their sense of humor while still showing that they're great musicians. All the music in the video is theirs. Check them out and tell me what you think of them!



Current Mood: impressed
Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
3:53 pm
[kriostoir]
Ockham's Razor at Kells tonight.
My band is playing at Kells tonight, Friday, and Saturday.

We rock. So do you.

If we got together we'd be rolling in a massive bowl of Rock, and Guinness, and Cake.

Yes. I said Cake. I know how you love Cake. And Guinness.

And my band.

Yes.

Ockham&apos;s Razor

http://www.seattlerazors.com
http://www.kellsirish.com

21+ plus, unfortunately.
Friday, July 27th, 2007
10:18 pm
[grx]
New Show!!
My band Civita did a show for Glass Ceiling Music and they've hunted us down for another gig! I guess they like us! They really like us! Bad Sally Field impressions aside, come check out our latest show for Glass Ceiling at Cheers West in Tacoma. It's on August 3rd and it's LADIES NIGHT! Hang out with us after the show as we'll be buying pitchers of beer for those who want to chill with us. Here's the details:



Current Mood: excited
Sunday, July 8th, 2007
8:19 pm
[sindawg]
Johnny Stranger Thursday night at McCabes in Tacoma
Join Johnny Stranger at McCabes American Music Cafe for another evening of "Nothing but Rock" featuring the music of:

Johnny Stranger: http://www.johnnystranger.com
Civita: http://www.civitaband.com
The Mercury Rising: http://www.myspace.com/themercuryrising

Thursday July 12, 2007 - Music starts at 7pm

$5.00 Cover

Sunday, June 17th, 2007
5:35 pm
[chumpmnkey]
TEETH AND HAIR"S "BEARDS AND VISIONS" TOUR STARTS IN 3 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We Leave for the FIRST OFFICIAL TEETH AND HAIR "BEARDS AND VISIONS" TOUR, if you live in any of these cities...wrangle up your partmer's and come on out to see Teeth and Hair play with some RADTASTICAL BANDS here iso our schedule, As of right now June 25th for our Tucson date and June 27th in San Diego is unbooked and we need YOUR help i you live there and know of any show that needs a band to hop on......
This tour is going to be MAGICAL, enfueld by Schmidt and PBRtelevangelists, whiskey, brainiac, bullfighting, falconeering, make up, , long island ice teas, explorers, and fluffers
sooooo come out and support us and by some sexy merch and we'll have our newly recorded album by Martin Feveyear of JUpiter Studios on Hand.....BRING IT!!!!

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Jun 21 2007 8:00P
Kilby Court Salt Lake City

Jun 22 2007 8:00Pw/lil' slugger, the jim jims, fissure mystic and
El toro de la muerte
@Emerald City Denver

Jun 23 2007 8:00P w/The Axe That Chopped The Cherry Tree and El Toro de la muerte, and after part with DJ Not So Good
@Black Sheep Colorado Springs

Jun 24 2007 8:00P
Space Maybe Albuquerque

Jun 25 2007 8:00P
WE NEED A SHOW??? Tucson

Jun 26 2007 8:00P
Modified Arts Phoenix

Jun 27 2007 8:00P
WE NEED A SHOW ??? San Diego

Jun 28 2007 8:00P w/ADDALINE, WHERES MOO and JUPITER IS USLESS
@ Mustang Club Modesto, California

Jun 29 2007 8:00P
XOXO Bar Reno

Jun 30 2007 8:00P
Edinburgh Castle San Francisco

Jul 1 2007 8:00P
Towne Lounge PORTLAND

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Thursday, June 7th, 2007
10:47 pm
[kriostoir]
Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
9:49 pm
[chumpmnkey]
TEETH AND HAIR-CD RELEASE PARTY-THURSDAY AT THE CROCODILE CAFE, SEATTLE WASHINGTON
Teeth And Hair recorded our new Cd At Jupiter Studios w/ Martin Feveyar ....so we are having our CD RELEASE PARTY AT THE CROCDILE CAFE of Seattle....This is the first time that Teeth and Hair has ever played At the Croc so you WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS SHOW...its gonna be Awesome we're playing with 1-2 1-2 and those awesome dudes in Arbitron...come out and make it an event, a party, a boozer-rriffic-dancetastical-night you won't forget...bring party favors, hats, noise makers

Thursday July 7th

1-2 1-2

Teeth And Hair

Arbitron

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2007
11:26 pm
[chumpmnkey]
TEETH AND HAIR @ Easy Street Records FRIDAY NIGHT
Friday night!!! We will be playing tAt Easy Street After Hours , Easy Street Records West Seattle 4559 Calirfornia Ave SW....Its gonna be DANCETASTIC....COME OUT...BRING YOUR FRIENDS..GET ROUDY...WEAR WEIRD COSTUME'S...Anyone Dressed as THE GRUNGE GHOST gets a prize...well we don't have any prizes to give away...but it would be SWEET !!!!
CHECK OUT OUR NEW SONGS-CLICK HERE
Show starts at 9:30 and its 5 bucks...Natalie Portman's Shaved Head has cancelled playing the show ..so...Special Guest soon to be announced!!!!
Monday, May 28th, 2007
9:49 am
[chumpmnkey]
FRIDAY NIGHT!! TEETH AND HAIR w/NATALIE PORTMAN'S SHAVED HEAD
EVERYONE COME OUT AND DANCE IT UP!!!! TO THE FUNTASTICAL...SPAZZMAGICAL SOUND OF NATALIE PORTMAN'S SHAVED HEAD and TEETH AND HAIR...if you haven't heard these bands yet...click on their name and CHECK THEM OUT !!!!

WHERE: EASY STREET AFTER HOURS@ EASY STREET RECORDS WEST SEATTLE4559 Calirfornia Ave SW
Teeth and Hair
with Natalie Portman's Shaved Head - $5
Date/Time: Friday June 1, 2007
Time: 9:30pm - 10:30pm

TEETH AND HAIR
Natalie Portman&apos;s Shaved Head
Friday, May 25th, 2007
4:08 pm
[kriostoir]
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