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Re: “Tales from the door side

Please make this a regular column!

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Posted by Lily McLeod Slay on July 17, 2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “End of an Era: Musician Michael Flynn is leaving Charleston

Let me know when you find that Mayberry, I've been looking for it for decades.
All the little / cheap towns I've found are waaaay, out in the boonies, with no way to make what little money you need to live there.

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Posted by Dan Blake on July 16, 2017 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Tales from the door side

Just start telling all the yuppies that it is Home Team. Those bands need to get paid.

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Posted by Glenn Nelson on July 12, 2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Tales from the door side

Ummm I'm gonna need about 500 more of these stories please best article ever!

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Posted by Liza Kara Hartz on July 12, 2017 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Joel T. Hamilton goes on record

Where can I sample the new Album? I still have my signed copy of The Working Title CD kept in plastic...was fortunate to get everyone to sign it at the concert in Maryland...

Posted by Ron Long on July 12, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Tales from the door side

This is too funny!

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Posted by Walter Lange on July 12, 2017 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres

I am Joe from AREA 51 in myrtle beach we play a good bit in Myrtle and did N Charleston and Augusta this year so we are moving around abit this year.I would be interested in your Venue .We are putting out a vinyl end of the summer and touring come spring this would be a great pre-tour .please contact me .I am Joe out here and www.reverbnation.com/joemilo or area51myrtlebeach.com

Posted by Joe Milo on July 3, 2017 at 11:09 PM

Re: “A musician's case against the $5 cover charge

I raised the cover to 7 dollars at my club back in January. Bottom line, if you can't afford to pay a few bucks to see a live band, then perhaps you really can't afford to go out. If the cover charge takes in more than the band asks for, I give it to them. I am there for the bar and the food, not the door. The hardworking musicians deserve it. I just don't want to have to pay for a live band out of my pocket. I support local musicians, love to have them but they should also have some sort of following. You can put the cover on your card if you don't carry cash. Also, Club owners expect you to purchase beer from them, not drink your own 30 pack in the back of your truck between songs. You should try to do that outside the supermarket where you purchased it and try to meet beautiful gals and hear live music.

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Posted by Ken Neenan on July 3, 2017 at 9:53 PM

Re: “A musician's case against the $5 cover charge

The bar owners dropped the ball over the last 40 years. If they increased the cover by one dollar every eight years then we would be at $10 by now. My wife theorizes that $5 was easier to deal with for making change. If that was a big reason, that's bullshit on the part of the owners. Sad thing is she could be correct. About a year ago I conducted a survey on my band's Facebook page about paying $10 at the door and 100% of the people who participated said they had no problem with that yet a couple of days ago I posted a message on a local (Minneapolis) musicians network FB page and I ran into the opposite reaction among most of the musicians. I got the tired old "people don't even want to pay $5" to which I responded that the person walking away because of a $5 cover charge is the same person who feels that music and art for that matter should be free for them and are probably downloading most of their music for free. So what if you loose 2, 3 or 4 at the door that night. Good riddance. Drink and food prices in bars have doubled or more in the last 3 to 4 decades and there is no reason musicians shouldn't paid be more as well. Just another age old battle in the "screw the musician" war. The bars may argue they are doing us a favor by providing a place to show off our talent but quite honestly we are the ones doing them a favor. Most of my band's fan base wouldn't normally go to the venues we play (and we play nice clubs not dives) unless we were there in fact there are a couple of bars they didn't even know existed until we brought them in. I can confidently say there are a few bars in Minneapolis that would have gone under years ago if they didn't have live music. Having said that I don't understand why the local musicians didn't demand an increase in the cover charge 20 years ago or more.

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Posted by Rory Bezecny on July 1, 2017 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres

Charleston Pour House?

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Posted by Jp Treadaway on June 30, 2017 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres

colton... sometime's the lease rate is so high (lemme tell ya how i know!!) that we rely on ticket sales ourselves. it's part of their business model. and until I have the money to renovate my building the exact way I want it... i will be stuck at a 450 cap myself, but i have room for 1150 if i re do the baths...

Posted by Andrew Peek on June 30, 2017 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres

Again kids, the real world is about economics. These music venues are not non-profits. Each one bases their booking on a business model that works. To you frustrated promoters - you can bet that if you have a product that you could show would produce the revenue they need they would book you. From my years of experience as a club performer, the promoter takes his cut, then the talent gets paid and if the venue doesn't cover expenses... oh well. Of course the promoter complains if he can't get booked, he makes no money, but he is the first of the group to cash and his risk is minimal. He doesn't lose money like the venue does if the show flops. Again provide a product that the public is willing to pay for and you'll get booked.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 30, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres

Not to mention pour house makes it almost impossible for an outside promoter to host an event there... When the pour house and music farm mainly stick to inhouse promotions(which is fine for them) but it makes it hard for a promoter such as myself, to bring in the talent that I personally see MY friends leaving town to go see.

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Posted by Colton Stark on June 30, 2017 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres

I don't really see the diveristy at pourhouse. Great venue I have seen Mutemath there was awesome, but it is a constant barrage of bluegrass. hipster, and jam band music...Just go pull up their calendar anytime of the year, like now, and it's easy to see.

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Posted by Cullen Johnson on June 29, 2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres

@ Folly Music, what more can I ask for? You said it yourself, the only genre it doesn't host is death metal. And that needs to be included. The key phrase in the article heading is ALL GENRES. Same goes for any style of heavier music (hardcore, grind, progressive, metalcore, etc), we need a mid-sized all ages venue that caters to ALL genres.

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Posted by Will Manigault Barnwell on June 29, 2017 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres

Seems like a natural fit for upper King, say around the Morrison drive junction. Plenty of food places but only live music venue in that area is Home Team. Good luck!

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 29, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres

WTH? The Charleston Pour House is a 400 to 500 person venue that hosts hip-hop, punk rock, EDM, indie, Americana, country and so much more. The only genre I can think of that doesn't happen there is death metal. It's one of the best venues in the country (and has been voted so). Yes, there are cover bands sometimes, but it's also a venue that has fostered many of Charleston's finest. Shovels and Rope used to play in the Cuban restaurant that was part of the venue 8? years ago. It's 7 minutes from downtown. There's free music nightly on the smaller of the two stages. What more can you ask for?

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Posted by eshokie on June 28, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Sarah Summer releases “Be Yourself” single and video

She is the best! Her music is so soothing. I'd love to see updates on her

Posted by Mandy Andree on June 21, 2017 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Sarah Summer releases “Be Yourself” single and video

Awesome, Sarah you're one of my favorite songwriters to hail from the vile.

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Posted by Fleming Moore on June 18, 2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Meet the producers behind some of the Holy City's most extraordinary recordings

It's seeing articles like this that remind me how there are so few female music producers in the industry (5% or less), and even less that are celebrated or recognized. Maybe the dudes that are featured here can consider contributing to Women's Audio Mission or WomeninMusic and do what they can to close the gender gap:

https://www.womensaudiomission.org
http://womeninmusic.org/

It would be great if CCP could address this, too.

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Posted by Kristen Michelle Milford on June 16, 2017 at 3:24 PM
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