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Reality Check: No, I Will Not Be Your Band's PR Agent

By: Lizzy B -- Thursday, January 31, 2019
Most of my friends are in bands. That's because the only time I get out is with the girls to go to a bar, and let's face it, while they're sitting around gossiping, I'm checking out the guitarist habit of a lifetime, I'm afraid. This leads to the other... (Read Full Article)

Reality Check: Ten Things Your Band Is Doing Wrong, Part Two

By: Lizzy B -- Thursday, January 24, 2019
Last week, I started listing ten things your band was probably doing wrong. There's a flow here so you're going to need to go back and read that now. This week we're going to finish off the last five. Though, trust me, there are a lot more than ten thin... (Read Full Article)

Reality Check: Ten Things Your Band Is Doing Wrong, Part One

By: Lizzy B -- Thursday, January 17, 2019
So you've got a band (obviously, or you're probably not reading this). You've written some songs (hopefully, or you're just a band impersonator). You've done a demo, maybe a full album (with luck you've done that correctly, more on that in a future post)... (Read Full Article)

Reality Check: You're the Cheeseburger, Now Shut Up and Play

By: Lizzy B -- Thursday, January 10, 2019
Stop me if you've heard this one before: A bar owner takes out an ad asking for a band to come play for free and bring about 25 people, maybe it will turn into a full-time gig. Either way, it's excellent publicity for his music. The next week a musician... (Read Full Article)

Three Negative Behaviors That Are Killing Local Music

By: Lizzy B -- Thursday, January 3, 2019
I've been writing about Indianapolis music for, let's just say, a few years now. I've been a fan and attendee of local shows for even longer. During this time I've seen the scene go through more highs and lows than a bi-polar teenager on Facebook who just... (Read Full Article)

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