All flyers must be removed from public property and poles immediately. This is a ticket offence. If you have any questions, please call 377-6895 – MaryAnn Halevy-Yonkers Code Enforcement Office
Posters or no Posters – the November 30th Show at the Haunt aka the Westchester Sports Bar was a disaster. Whatever was or was not done to prepare for last Friday’s show, it can’t happen again! In short, we had four great bands and no one there. We had four bands kicking ass in a huge empty venue. So much for music promotion!
The two handfuls of people who were there, including the owner, Tarik behind the sound board, and myself all agreed the bands rocked and were on the money, but who cares. No one knew they were there. Maybe a few folks knew of the show, but decided to go to the hardcore show up at Barney’s. In general though, no one even knew these bands were there.
How does one get the word out? you can’t poster. Put an ad in the paper? hmmm. . advertaise on the local radio station, And how does one convince folks might just want to check out bands they don’t know? They might justbe pleasantly surprised regarding the bands the Wild West and Feast of Noise bring in-Really!
Well, I do not know what the answer is regarding how to convince people to trust us to finding some of the best bands and putting them together. The last few days though I have thought to myself more than a few times that I should just move on. I am a 44 year old dude with a good job, a family, a house needing attention, planning to do the NY marathon in 08, and the list continues. Who needs this music promoting shit.
Well I might ponder such questions, but as I do, I am making calls to UFO’s management, emailing LA Guns’ management and finally being introduced to the management of AntiProduct (An amazing band from the UK!). I might ponder packing it in, but it is not going to happen. So i can’t stop. I might ponder stopping, but it is not going to happen. Instead I am calling James at Barney’s to see if I can get a date there and exploring a new venue-Mister D’s, again on Yonkers Avenue.
I guess in the end last Friday just tells me that posters do not do a whole lot. More important is we just need to keep selling, keep promoting, offering free downloads, handing out flyers, sending emails, writing articles and blogs, buying ad space and anything and everything else to get the word out. That is all we can do.
We ain’t going no where, and hey, I do hope that MaryAnn Halevy of Yonkers Code Enforcement Office will come on down next time. Bring the whole office staff. They can hand out tickets to all!
December 4th, 2007