Wednesday, June 20, 2012

School of Hard Rocks: Broaden Your Musical Horizons

I mentioned in a past lesson that one of the steps of supporting your scene is to Pop The Genre Bubble so to speak.
One of the major issues I see within the Las Vegas music scene is the lack of networking within the different genres.

Vegas has a large punk scene. These bands are able to play many more venues than the metal bands mostly because the punk scene has been very dominate here for a long time.
Since we've been here we've networked well with a few different punk bands and we get along with them really well! Even though our crowds may be different there's a fine line between the music styles and for the most part we've gotten a great response from their crowds and they've gotten the same from ours.

In Sacramento the Hip Hop shows drew much larger crowds than the metal shows. We put together a show with a local Hip Hop group that was one of our biggest shows there.
We had MC's and Hip Hop performers placed in between the metal/hard rock band sets then did a large mash up of Mc's free-styling over a live band at the end. It was an amazing turn out and both genre's fans loved it.

With networking outside of your genre you open doors to new venues, new ideas, new people, etc.

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”- Andre Gide

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