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State Of Local Entertainment 2015

What is the state of local entertainment going into 2016? For those of you that may not know Tony Marinacci of Total Entertainment & Entertainment passed away on September 2, 2015. He was an important figure in the history of the Pennsylvania Rock Show. Tony was instrumental in teaching me how to run a sound board on his own for the live performances that took place in the early years of the...
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Studio or DIY?

Guest Author Gary Simmons: Sooner or later most bands want to record themselves. It might be a simple demo of cover songs to help book gigs or a full-length CD of originals, but eventually the day will come to put it down for posterity. The price of studio time hasn’t changed much in the 30+ years I’ve been recording bands, but the cost of recording equipment has dropped dramatically. In this...
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Rock For Life: Saving Lives Through The Love of Music

Give the devil an inch and he’ll be the ruler and evil will always prevail when good men fail to act. And one of the prime examples of evil is the failing Medical Coverage System for needy individuals who suffer from a life threatening disease. With that being said, the fact is good men in today’s age of selfishness are far, few and in between especially among the less fortunate. But I’d...
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Western PA Local Music Scene – Local Spotlight

Interview with John Klazon from Western Pennsylvania Local Music Scene 1. How did you originally get involved in the local music scene? A: I've always liked bars and bar bands. I married someone that absolutely did not. 15 years of wedded bliss lead to a divorce and my freedom. I re-discovered my love of both once I regained my freedom in 2008 and never looked back. 2. What was the best concert...
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Beardly Customs – Local Spotlight

Interview of Rick Link from Beardly Customs 1. How did originally get involved in the local music scene? I answered an ad in the Rock N Roll Reported back in 2000 for a band looking for a bassist. That band was Chronic Groove, which eventually evolved into Camp Element. 2. What was the best concert you have ever been to that involved big name bands? Primus when they toured for the Green Naugahyde...
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Chip DiMonick: The Pros & Cons of Opening for National Acts

As musicians, I think we all dream of those moments when we get to “share the stage” with our musical heroes.  For some musicians, that dream never materializes.  For others, it is a possibility and, eventually, a reality. Today, when national acts tour the “club circuit” consisting of venues usually with a capacity that doesn’t exceed 700, local bands are often recruited to open...
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Need a website for your band on a budget?

There are always paths to your goal. Ultimately I suggest finding someone who does design websites (being one of those people), but you can get a website for your band for completely free if you follow these tips. If this is above your head, feel free to contact us. Not sure if your band needs a website? Well here are 104 reasons why you do! Website for your band: How To Webhosting: There are...
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