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Postby chainsawcurtis » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:34 pm

Through reverbnation on facebook I got approached by someone from these guys

who claimed they were interested in what I do for a bill at the Rave in Milwaukee. It seemed like spam. I sent a note back that whether or not I dragged my guys to do a gig there (and, yes, I've been there) would depend on money and who else was on the bill. What I got back in my email was a note that said they had set up an account with Aftonlive and I needed to "activate" it to continue the "process."

I am many years past doing gigs for exposure unless it's for a good cause but if there was some money involved -gas, wear and tear, etc I might consider it if we were matched with somebody national who might be interested in my original material. I can do at least a set's worth.

Anybody here had experience with these people or been contacted by them?
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Postby lonesomejohnny » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:36 pm

I have no experience with them but I'd say at best they're a lame pay-to-play deal similar to what's been posted on here before. Notice when you look up shows on their calendar there are dates, locations, and times listed, but no bands? I wouldn't mess around with it.
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Postby chainsawcurtis » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:17 am

I had to dig but I found this

and I selected Milwaukee where they are producing shows at a place called the Miramar.

This whole thing just has a slimy feel. "We get your word out for free." Of course they do. You're playing for nothing. It's failed musicians taking advantage of other musicians. Not cool.
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Postby Robdzatu » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:35 pm

Personally, I'm not a big fan. I utilized their services for breaking into the Chicago market. And although they have access to quality venues, it's kinda bogus to play on an "off night" like a Sunday or a Tuesday. And on top of that you do have to pretty much pay to play with no big headliner or anything.....I mean, like I said outside of venue access it's really not too much too it(at least for bands, lol). You'd have better luck just going to venues yourself or sending EPKs.
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