On a recent Sunday afternoon in Round Rock, TX, five musicians played together on stage at Cork and Barrel Pub to do their own version of Austin Weird, which they refer to as Austin Wired. Those five musicians are MoPac Traffic Jams, an Americana Folkgrass band based in Austin, TX. They refer to themselves as Austin Wired because they play cover tunes in the Americana and Folkgrass genre, but apply their own unique spin to them.
Icons of Industry is a musical collective started by theologian and songwriter Roberto Montoya. Together with Grammy award-winning drummer Johnny Lopez III, classically trained violinist Megan Berson, seasoned bassist Greg Pasquariello, and multi-instrumentalist Robert Crown, they create dynamic and atmospheric rock and electronic music. Icons of Industry is booking on zipgig.io.
Deja Vibes is an Austin, TX based band that focuses on rock ‘n roll, blues, and funk music that makes a crowd want to dance. When they play live, their setlist includes works from the Allman Brothers to ZZ Top, with plenty in between. They love to entertain their audience all night. Deja Vibes is booking on zipgig.io
On a warm and breezy Saturday night recently in Spicewood, TX, five musicians played together on an outdoor stage, channeling the music of the late, great Tom Petty. Those five musicians are The Damn Torpedoes, a Tom Petty tribute band based in Austin, TX.
Zipgig is a two-way marketplace for bands, musicians, and performers to book directly with venues looking to hire them. The strength of your profile helps you get booked because it is a window for how venues see you. Having a well-completed profile helps you stand out and get booked.
If you play in a band and your band plays in independent venues, you probably know the rigamarole of what it takes to get booked in those venues. The good news is, you don’t have to do the legwork yourself or use a booking agency to secure bookings. Zipgig can do the work for you.
The sound is American roots music — blues, country, early rock and soul. The instruments are banjo, washboard, dobro, harmonica, and a couple of other
Is what sounds familiar also fun? It is when it is delivered by a ska band that combines vivacious vocals and a horn-driven music.
This week’s Stories in Music blog departs from past posts, where I interview a band and attend their live show to experience their music and
Over the weekend I headed to Red Hat Sports Bar in Concord, CA for my latest blog interview with the band Hellbender, a thrash metal band out of Sonoma, CA.
Over the weekend I headed to San Francisco, to Ferment.Drink.Repeat (FDR) brewery to watch Amalgamation band perform there, as part of FDR’s Rock the Primary community event to register voters.
For my latest Spotlight Chronicles interview, I headed to Amnesia in San Francisco’s Mission District to watch Hush Crush, an SF-based indie pop band playing original music.
For my latest interview blogpost for Spotlight Chronicles, I headed to Winter’s Tavern in Pacifica, CA over the weekend to watch Blonde Toledo.
If the word nexus conveys a connected group, then a king nexus is a group that is preeminent in its connected form, and that’s exactly what I observed on my recent visit to the DNA Lounge in San Francisco to watch King Nexus command the stage with their progressive, instrumental rock set.
To kick off my blog series, Stories in Music, I headed to The Stork Club in Oakland this past Saturday for the Tooth & Nail/Skate/Punk/Art show.
As a live music fan, I am excited to be launching Zipgig, an all-in-one booking platform for independent venues and bands to book gigs instantly.
If a venue contracts with a band for a gig, should the venue do the marketing for the event with the goal to get people in the door?
In part 1 of the 3-part series on disruption, I wrote about booking gigs between venues and performers, and how it is analogous to the peer-to-peer ride hailing disruption of the taxi industry.
If you follow tech-type news, you’ve probably heard the term disruption, as it applies to business. Disruption is what happens when a well entrenched industry,