Allison Weiss has launched a tour shop, offering a creative way for fans to receive a unique item from the road.
For a small band, tour is necessary, tour is life, and tour is expensive. In 2011, I started what would later become Tour Shop with the hope of making a little extra gas money, but it became more than that. I wanted to offer something special to those who cared enough to keep me going. Each Tour Shop support level includes all previous levels, and everything is packed and shipped by yours truly. Everything is personal, everything is unique. This year I'll be collecting postcards, taking photos, hunting down souvenirs, and curating a poster series. Help put a little gas in my...
No Sleep Records will re-release ‘68’s debut EP, Midnight, on April 1st. This is Josh Scogin's new band. You can stream the EP and pre-order the 7” vinyl. The EP was originally released on 7” vinyl in December via VelvetPress - it sold out in less than a day.
1. Three Is A Crowd
2. Third Time Is A Charm
It seems the Man In Black recorded an album called Out Among The Stars with "countrypolitan" producer Billy Sherrill in the mid-’80s, but Columbia dropped him soon afterwards and the album never came out. Cash’s son John Carter Cash found the master tapes in 2012, and it’s getting a proper release this March. “She Used To Love Me A Lot” was handpicked by John as the lead single.
I received this message this morning: "I've been writing for 10 years. I work a shitty job to try and pay for a record I'm about to make and can't afford. Please help me with a post, or anything, I just want to be heard. - Steve Van Tine" -- and maybe it's because I'm riding a caffeine high and feeling sentimental -- but it worked. Here you go Steve, check the replies for the video of "You're Not Bob Dylan."
What does beer and a little extra time on my hands equal? A lengthier write-up on some of my thoughts on the current state of the music industry and how we're currently in the new normal. If you've got some time, I'd love if you'd check it out.
This is also indicative of an old school media mentality — the idea that everything in music should be a blockbuster or relatively dismissed. You see this in the movie industry as well — the machine is too large to be nimble in the face of change and each cycle is so expensive that anything but “blockbuster” status isn’t profitable. But, I ask, what’s wrong with going underground and developing a niche audience? What is wrong with making that the...
After wanting to throw my computer against a wall when Logic Pro X stopped doing what I needed it to last week, I was finally able to get it working and put together our latest episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast. This week's episode has booking agent Dave Shapiro from The Agency Group joining Zack and I. The conversation centers around what role a booking agent plays in a band's career and a lot of what goes on behind the scenes with bands and tours. Plus, I get to ask "who first came up with the idea for that bury the hatchet tour?" ... and then make snarky marketing department jokes. Good times all around and a really informative episode. The episode can be streamed and/or...
After 16 amazing years, my tenure as manager of Incubus has ended. It has been my honor and privilege to have served as manager and mentor to Brandon, Mike, Jose, Chris, Ben, and Alex. I want to thank each of them for allowing me to be a part of their rock n roll dream. It's been an amazing ride, the memories of which, I will treasure forever. I wish the guys good luck and success in all that they do in the future.
I wanted to also acknowledge and say thank you to the thousands of Incubus fans around the world who I've had the chance to meet and interact with over the last 16 years. Your support and love...
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn't a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change. Men have to demand that their wives, daughters, mothers and sisters earn more—commensurate with their qualifications and not their gender. Equality will be achieved when men and women are granted equal pay and equal respect.
Last night, Max Bemis tweeted out the initials of all the guest vocalists that will be featured on the new Say Anything record. The initials are AW, AH, JB, JS, KB, TD, G&K C, CC, MP, BN, S&C&CD, BS and SDP. Check the replies for some guesses the news submitter put together.