I’ve finally gotten the ball rolling on the Halloween show my band has decided to put on. The plan is to get a number of local bands (and maybe a traveling act) to come dressed up as another band and play a set as that band. I’m pretty much stole the idea from the late “The Downtown’s” Skaloween show that they had before the owner went on a coke binge and ran the venue into the ground. I always felt upset that I never got the chance to play a show, so why not make one myself?
So far I’ve asked the Hungarian Hall in Ronkonkoma and plan on asking O’Reilly’s and a number of VFW Halls to hold the show, but I’m a bit worried since when I was in High School lots of hardcore bands turned a lot of bar/hall owners off to the idea of having kids play at their place. I wouldn’t mind holding the show in my basement, but some bands may and my parents would be iffy on it, to say the least.
I e-mailed the folk-punk act Ghost Mice about playing and am crossing my fingers that I get a reply soon. It’s not like they’ll get much of draw (folk-punk hasn’t exactly hit it big in the musical wasteland of Long Island) but I LOVE them so it would be extremely sick to play with them and have them stay at my place (or Bob’s if he’s cool with it). They’re in Europe right now, apparently, and I don’t know too much about their access to e-mail, so I’m just going to cross my fingers and hope they come across the e-mail soon.
It’s going to be a charity show but we’ve yet to decide on which charity to give to. We (my band) have narrowed it down to a couple that strike home with us; I’ll let you know when we make our decision. BY THE WAY, I’m pretty sure I’ve never said anything about my band The Red Season, so check us out. The recordings are poor and a bit outdated, but we’re working on getting some more stuff up soon.
So far booking shows has been pretty sick and semi-easy. Thankfully, I’m anticipating having the weight of the world dropped on my shoulders sometime, probably about a week, before the show. It’s cool, I’ve got my friends to help out and the bands we’re asking are awesome dudes.
Are you interested in participating? Helping out? Attending? Let me know! I can use all the hands I can get.