Just like yesterday, we have another FREE event to be excited about… well free if you arrive for the politics panel discussion OR you have a CD of your own music for the Community Listening Party. Otherwise, it's $5 if you arrive for just in time for the performaces by Red Heffer, The Midway Orchestra and a Spontaneous Collaboration.
The event is called Bands for Fans and it starts at 6:30pm at the Vera Project. Here's a full rundown of the event (there's a lot of details):
This music community oriented event is aimed at discovering unmatched resources within our area that can be combined to fuel successful musical collaborations. It is targeted towards recording artists, music fans, visual artists, performance artists, producers, promoters, engineers, studio owners, activists, graphic artists, web designers, web developers, programmers, indy labels, podcasters,
filmmakers, politicians, and the like.
The idea is to introduce people that are interested in helping each other to create a complete package for recording, marketing, touring and sustainable business management.
The event begins with a panel discussion about the importance of political participation from our music community. Featured panelists are:
Deborah Semer (Atmosphere Artist Management & Consulting)
Steve Mack (President of the Seattle Chapter of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences)
Tom Mara ( Executive Directer of KEXP)
Tim Hatley (Seattle Nightlife and Music Assn.)
This discussion will be followed by a Community Listening Party.
This part of Band For Fans is meant to bring forward acts that are interested in being heard without discrimination or criticism. It is a randomly built soundtrack assembled as bands arrive with their CD's. It highlights the diversity of the music communities within our area. This community listening party provides a framework for conversation, CD trading, and business development. It's a good time to hand out business cards, press packages and demos.
The night closes with live performances by Red Heffer, the Midway Orchestra, and a spontaneous collaboration.