This is how to deal with those damn club owners. A dear friend told me what he did when he managed a band. mgr.- "hello, may I speak to (insert owner's name)? bartender- "he/she is not here right now. mgr.- "ok, I represent (insert band name). I was told by the owner that he/she would listen to our demo and get back with us within a week. It has been 3 weeks now and we have not heard from him/her yet. I assume this is an oversight, so what we are going to do is be bringing in our equipment by about 7 p.m. for a soundcheck...." bartender- "but...but...: mgr.- "the band is going to go on at 10 promptly. They will play for 2 and a half hours or so...." bartender- "but...you can't just..." mgr.- "oh its ok...like a said its an oversight on his/her part. I know club owners better than that. They wouldn't dare not listen to a demo. We wish to paid in cash at the end of our set. Thanks, see ya Friday." bartender- "....hello....are you still there....oh ****"