“Many bands think that just posting on social media is enough to promote the show,” shares Barbara Wahli of booking agency Barb Rocks. “Few take the time to go to other shows with flyers in hand to network and promote their upcoming show. They forget that you need to go out and meet people to get new people interested in their band and attend shows.”
The high-energy electro-funk/dance trio also announced their Pacific Northwest "NAKED Tour" Phase 2 with stops in Medford, Corvallis, Eugene, Hood River, Olympia, Seattle, and Portland, ending with them playing the Oregon Eclipse Festival at Big Prairie Summit. Plus don't miss their tour kick-off show in Oakland at the Starline Social Club on Friday July 28th.
Martay released her official video for "Hate Me" last month, a song inspired by something her brother said to her when they were younger.
In other great news, Discmakers asked if they could feature Martay's album's artwork in their magazine! Martay is so honored that she's offered to help others with their designs, album artwork, websites, marketing strategies, etc., so if you need graphics help, hit her up via her social media pages.
San Jose alternative rockers Skyway View got prehistorically violent in their new music video for "Never Let Me Go!" If you're a fan of Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, and dinosaurs, then you are going to love this vide that must have been a blast to film! Thanks to the Silicon Valley Metro for the press on the video premiere show.
San Jose indie/alternative rockers Life Size Models launched their new website with new content, press quotes, and videos. The band just finished a string of successful Bay Area shows, including a raved about performance at Bottom of the Hill in May. LSM are also going into the studio the record new music, which I personally can't wait to hear.
Planet Booty's 'NAKED Tour' Phase One is hitting 9 cities with 1 mission: spread the funk! Their Southwest tour starts in LA at The Hi Hat on Thurs June 1, then runs through Las Vegas at The Bunkhouse Saloon, followed by The Flycatcher in Tucson, Boxcar in Santa Fe, Barons in Grand Junction, Hi-Dive in Denver, Mezcal Tequileria in Albuquerque, Valley Bar in Phoenix, and ends with a bang at Starlite Lounge in Sacramento. Don't miss this unforgettable band that will make you shake your booty and feel good about yourself!
The online stream of this radio show will launch this weekend and there will be social media notification for all songs that play during the shows. There will also be a free app available in the iTunes app store first and android will soon follow. With the app, you will be able to share and tweet when the songs are played to let the fans know.
San Francisco music blog The Bay Bridged interviewed Oakland electro-funk trio Planet Booty about their upcoming show with Flynt Flossy and Turquoise Jeep at Great American Music Hall on Wed May 24th. The interview with frontman Dylan Germick dives deep into the band's new album, their upcoming tours across the Southwest and Pacific Northwest, and their successful showcases at SXSW earlier this year. The article also includes quotes from Krista Lettko, creative director at Authentic Audience, who is helping the band with social media, as well as myself on why I wanted to work with the band. Be sure the read the whole feature and don't miss the show next week to see why everyone's talking about this high-energy band that gets everyone in the audience dancing and leaves an unforgettable impression with their stage presence!
Airpusher Collective & Vau de Vire present the 5th Annual Steampunk Masquerade under the big top in the East Bay. The event is Saturday May 13th from 4pm to 2am and tickets are on sale now! This event has so much going on including 1 big top, 5 acres of art, parading art cars, multiple indoor/outdoor stages, badass bands, ass-bumpin' DJs, circus, burlesque, and fire performances, artisan galleries and gardens, carnival rides, and food vendors. My roster bands Planet Booty and The Go Ahead will be performing so that alone makes this event worth it!
Big thanks to local newspaper Metro for showing some love for the new EP:
"Till I Fall capture that anger with their punchy sound. There’s the galloping Blink-182 drumming, the cranked guitars and the overlapping, nasal melodies, which mirror a head swimming with so many thoughts, it’s impossible to grasp at any single one."
Martay, my soul-sister and recent partner-in-crime in Austin for SXSW, just released her new album Before The Bouquet last Friday! You can find the album on all major outlets, including iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Martay also released her music video for "Aye-Yi-Yay" yesterday, featuring some great choreography in the scenic California desert. Check out what this artistic singer-songwriter from the Central Coast of California has to offer. My personal favorite is "Stick-Up" which tells the story about dangerous romantic entanglement.
Live105 radio just announced that Citabria will be playing the Soundcheck local band stage at BFD on Sat June 10th at Shoreline Amphitheatre! These San Jose electro-rockers will be playing along side Death By Firework, Hot Flash Heat Wave, The New Up, Birthday, Cemetery Sun, Nine Pound Shadow, Picture Atlantic, and Silent Pilot.
For more info & full festival line-up, see below!
I am proud to announce that Oakland trio Planet Booty, known for their infectious live shows filled with endorphin-fueled electro-funk dance music, have joined the Barb Rocks management roster! If you haven't experienced Planet Booty yet, then you're missing out on the most entertaining band the Bay Area has to offer! Not only do their performances pack venues every time they play, but everyone at the show raves about it for days after. Frontman Dylan Germick is a true performer in every sense, engaging the audience with every look and body movement, add in Josh Cantero's powerful, soul-filled vocals, a dash of horns, plus Rob Gwin masterfully holding down the rhythm section, and you have the hardest working three-piece with a big sound that gets the audience dancing until the last unforgettable note. I recently had the front row experience with some Planet Booty grinding on the dance floor, including a sweaty forehead serenade from Dylan, therefore, I can personally guarantee the euphoric feeling one has leaving the show. I cannot rave enough about this talented band that I truly believe will go far. Planet Booty just played two packed SXSW official showcases in Austin last month and are scheduled to play the Oregon Eclipse Festival in August. I am beyond honored to be part of their team and help them achieve their goals. The band is going on tour twice this summer and releasing a new album, so there's a lot of work ahead. I encourage you to watch their latest video for their new single "Naked" and to follow them on social media:
Santa Cruz Music Festival is Saturday February 18 and Sunday February 19 this year and features an amazing line-up at multiple venues throughout downtown Santa Cruz, including Louis The Child, Troyboi, G Jones, The Brothers Comatose, The Grouch, Zion-I, The M Machine, Clozee, Monolink, The Coffis Brothers, Eliquate, Boostive, Planet Booty, and much more!
Nemesis is proud to announce that our roster has also been selected to play this awesome music festival with performances on Sat Feb 18 by The Go Ahead at Blue Lagoon at 8pm, Sit Kitty Sit at Streetlight Records at 7pm, and Lucas Gordon at 99 Bottles at 8pm, plus our good friend Stormy Strong is doing an acoustic set on Sun Feb 19 at Woodstock Pizza at 4pm.
Buy your tickets now and don't miss your chance to see tons of amazing artists and bands perform for just one low ticket price!
San Jose's favorite alternative rockers Skyway View released their official music video for "Made of Glass" just in time for Christmas! The video really shows off the stage personality of the band with live footage from their show earlier this month at Art Boutiki, as well as solo footage from frontman Mr. Kerosene on the streets.