This Friday and Last Thursday

Hey!  Who knew?  Welaware will be playing once again this Friday, June 4th at 9pm.

We’ll be in a line up with Erik Ritland at 808MPLS.  It’s a new venue that I know very little about, but you too can learn a little at!/the808mpls?ref=ts. Even if you don’t have the Facebook you can still see it, and it’s the only site they have for now.

One thing I do know is that they don’t serve alcohol so that makes me think they might be all ages.  So if you’ve been wanting to damage your kids hearing, by all means bring ’em out.

In other news, the Star Bar was an interesting affair.  Crazy Chester brought in a ton of folks and Welaware brought in more than expected – and we thank you!  Erik Ritland brought in more people than the Star Bar has probably ever seen at midnight on a Thursday.  At least that is my guess.  Making the music was great, but man there’s a reason I don’t actively seek out club shows anymore.

A note to club owners/bookers – nobody cares about your venue.  People want good music and a good atmosphere.  You can foster this by treating the bands well (and trust me that doesn’t take much) and running decent sound (that takes a bit more, but having the soundman within 50 feet of the board at some point during the set might be a start.  Oh, and teaching him/her what the knobs do wouldn’t hurt either)

To sum up – give the band a couple free drinks and a halfway’s decent soundman and your venue will succeed.  It’s why I’d play Station 4 over the 400 Bar any day.

But that’s just one mans opinion.

Erik Ritland  has a blog about the Star Bar – check it out here:

Peace out, see you Friday.

Posted: May 31st, 2010
Categories: music
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