RIP little Bro. You always made me laugh especially when you were on a rant. Still can't believe this shit and want to know why.
Just fuck. What a waste of life, such a tragedy.
Thank you, I enjoyed this...
When I first met Eric I can't say I was a fan. Like the tribute above said, he was brash, sarcastic, surly, direct, and had this way of raising an eyebrow at you that just made you feel stupid. Over the course of the past dozen years or so I realized that he was consistently sarcastic, surly, direct. It was't an act, it was who he was. And it would have sucked if he were not all those things that made him Eric. Because Eric was cool as fuck. He will be missed.
Thank you Saliba.
Really nice write up Dustin. One of my kids texted me the news around lunchtime using the exact words you used to your parents "Prince Died".
Eric was a cool guy and a part of our Cumberland's experience. Much love and sorrow from the blues community.
Put another dime in the jukebox, baby!
I WANT TO BEAT THIS NEW GENERATION TO DEATH
I could not be more excited for Tedeschi Trucks Band!!!
Should be great. I love the Music Hall.
Warren and Gov't Mule dominated it for two nights last year. Crazy shows.
The Midnight Rider himself - one the few remaining all time great musicians left in this world!
There is a local band from Columbia, "VENITALY". They have played live on USC radio and currently have a demo CD with 2 songs. You can listen to them on facebook. "United We Die" and "Redneck Saturday Night". Is it possible to get these guys on the bill? Or who do i need to get intouch with to see if this is possible. Thank you. Rockincat74@gmail.com
This is a great way to reduce the number of people who come to your shows & lose exposure by alienating fans or potential fans who can't afford a higher cover charge, and also potentially harm the business that the show is in. Not only are less people going to come in and buy something, but people will buy less drinks/food if they have to pay more to get in.
As one who spent about thirty years owning music clubs in Charleston and Columbia, it is really simple...bands should get paid what they are worth to the customers who attend. That is to say, the number of people who pay at the door because the band attracts them! How about this...club pays for house sound gear, band brings its stage gear, and if a house sound engineer is employed that cost is split between band and house. Now ALL door $$ minus the door tax goes to the band. Please don't talk to me about your road expenses...promise you they are offset by in-house club expenses...door guys, coolers, etc. Now it is up to you to figure out where you can play and make $$.
Where in the world do you play that only charges $5 for 3 acts (including a National band)?? Really. I need to know. So I can avoid that venue. We play ALONE (no opener... no "follow-up") for a $5 cover on a weeknight. And paying for the house sound, security, and door person on top of that??? You've got to be kidding me. Either you're playing venues that pay shyte or you have too much of your own "staff", or you're getting screwed. We play for a $5 cover on a weeknight... alone. No opener. No follow-up. We handle our own sound and the "security" and "door person" is the bar's responsibility. We don't pay them, the venue does.... because they work for them.
I forgot to add the overzealous DUI police state and the total smoking ban virtually killed the live music scene 20 years ago. Yeah, those are both controversial issues but it cut people going out to clubs in half. Just a fact.
Just visited Charleston. I play upstate NY. Bands get $250-$500 here if you're good. I was surprised that the night I was at the Pour house the inside band had a $25 cover..WOW! they weren't a national act and played a bunch of covers. That never happens up here. What the bar owners do up here is not charge a cover and up the drink prices $0.50 to $1.00 and that pays the band. Many people don't even notice. With a hot spot or a well known local band you can get away with $5.00 cover but thats it. And yes, I was playing for the same money 20 years ago. You play music because you want to, not to make money. Those days are unfortunately over. The musicians today are generally way better than 30 years ago although not necessarily as creative. You can make a studio quality album in your basement so there is much more music to choose from today. And yes the internet has made album sales pretty much a dead issue. The world changed.
Seeing as how Pabst generally only costs a buck, people should have plenty left to pay a decent and supportive cover.
You should write next about how nobody dances at shows anymore. That blows. Much love from L.A.
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