Alright guys, I am in a cover band and I have been trying to find a way to get more random people to shows. We have a mailing list of 500 people, a myspace page, unique business cards, awesome quality band posters for fliers at the venue, but what else can we do? Unfortunately, are biggest draw as a band lies in Chicago. So when we perform in the suburbs around Chicago, we generally get family and friends to show up and possibly some random people who frequent the bar. In the end though, we don't expand our fan base much out in the suburbs nor do we make a great impression to the booking agents that put us out there. The bars/venues in the suburbs are where we want to be and where our competition plays frequently. So the question is easily stated - "how do you get new/random people to come out and see your band if your friends can't come through?" Any help is appreciated. Thanks.