Category Archives: local music

Happy LOUD New Year! (or: Toward a Partial Taxonomy of Gigs)

Bar band gigs are a funny thing, and bear reflecting on if we want to take the complexities of the relationship between performers and audiences seriously. Unlike a concert, where the patrons are paying (assuming it’s a concert one pays … Continue reading

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Dead and Dying for Rock and Roll

This much is true, I think, for live performances in general: you play to the audience you have, not the audience you ought to have or wish you had. Performances, unlike jams or practice sessions, build the experience of those … Continue reading

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