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13 09, 2018

Echos from the End – The Rose Monarch

By |2018-09-13T14:08:30-04:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Band Review, Favorite Acts|Tags: , , , , , , |

  Echos from the End Cover Echos from the End by Walter Hargrave Alternative rock with thought provoking lyrics. powerful layered vocals & harmonies tell the stories with driving musical background, perfectly performed and produced from one of my favorite acts of late, Long Island-based band The Rose Monarch. Frontwoman April Rose utterly kills it! Her vocal performance is breath-taking and will give you goosebumps!  I discovered this talented act via Ryan Cassata, one of the authors here at Indie Music Bus who is multi-talented himself! The over all sound is definitely a band effort and they are perfect fit. The EP cover brandishing a red rose with a dark side is a clue! There is nothing not to love about this EP! I truly love every song and purchased multiple copies to share with friends! Pick up a copy for [...]

21 06, 2018

Why Proper Show Etiquette Can Pay Off

By |2018-06-20T20:03:40-04:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Gig Tips, Guest Author, Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Why Be Nice, Show Etiquette I recently played a show where the opening acts were so rude! They acted this way towards the sound man, venue, promoter and to me and the other act…the co-headliners of the show. They were so rude that it was noticeable to my friends and family who had come a long way to see the show. Before the door guy even let any fans inside the venue…the band sent someone to talk to me and asked if they could soundcheck before me, I had already been waiting for my soundcheck for over an hour at this point, the band said “It’ll only take 15 minutes.” I said “sure” and I waited. The band sound checked for over an hour. When they played…it was no better. They didn’t thank any of the openers before them, they didn’t [...]

13 05, 2018

How to Book Your Own Tours DIY @ROCassataMusic

By |2018-10-03T10:09:11-04:00May 13th, 2018|Categories: Gig Tips, Guest Author, Indie Music Support, Tips|Tags: , , , , |

by Ryan Cassata I booked my first tour, completely DIY style, when I was 15 years old. I wasn’t well-known at all in the music world and I didn’t have a big following, so there was no guarantee that I would pack out venues with screaming fans. All I had at the time were some videos of me performing live on YouTube. That was key, because venues could hear what I actually sounded like live without any vocal effects or edits. HOW DID I BOOK THIS TOUR? It’s important to note that I booked the tour months in advance, when venues still had tons of availability. Plan ahead because space fills up quickly! The first thing I did was map out the distance from city to city of all the places I wanted to stop and perform in. I was doing [...]