I'll be talking to Rocky Votolato tomorrow regarding his upcoming album Television of Saints, which is the perfect follow up to the stunning True Devotion. If you have any questions regarding the new album, or any of his previous releases, please leave them in the replies and I'll try my best to get them answered.
Him and David Bazan (among others) have done several living room show tours over the past couple of years. This seems to work out really well for them because they can take their act down to an intimate level like that and still have it be just as powerful as a ballroom/theater show, and it's still a great way for a decently sized solo artist to sell $20 tickets and for them to make a solid living while on tour. I can see a lot of other artists possibly going this route, especially those from bands who were once huge but have since dwindled (either due to their genre fading out or shitty label situations, etc) and know they still have fans across the country who would love a unique show experience like that. My question is, since this idea seems pretty revolutionary in this age of music, what other ideas is he trying out to make the most of a shitty downturn of the music industry? What has he tried that maybe hasn't worked out so well?