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Had to cancel the new band's first gig.

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Hookus, Dec 8, 2005.


  1. Hookus

    Hookus

    Oct 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Well, it sucks. We were booked at Headhunter's here in Austin last night, and had to cancel because of an ice storm. A solid 1/4" of ice on the roads, it was ugly. Thankfully the staff at Headhunters was very cool about it. This would have been the first gig with one of my new bands.
     
  2. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Ice storm.. was that Austin TEXAS???

    Joe
     
  3. Hookus

    Hookus

    Oct 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    You betcha
     
  4. jrduer

    jrduer

    Jun 27, 2005
    Georgetown, TX
    Hey, Hookus:

    What band was that?

    Just curious.

    ~John
     
  5. Hookus

    Hookus

    Oct 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Jagged Edges. I also play for Goodbye, Beautiful, so look for them, too.
     
  6. fatbassjazzer

    fatbassjazzer

    Feb 27, 2004
    ATL
    That happened to my band on our first real show as well. January 29th last year in Atlanta. Its a bummer but hopefully you'll get some new shows and do well.
     
  7. jrduer

    jrduer

    Jun 27, 2005
    Georgetown, TX
    Are you familiar with the Austin Indie Alliance? If not, look them up: http://www.austinindiealliance.com. Great bunch of folks. The Dirty Dog on 6th Street, and the Velvet Spade on Red River, and Hanovers in Pflugerville are just three places where member bands play regularly.

    ~John
     
  8. Hookus

    Hookus

    Oct 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Interesting, I had a buddy refer me to Dirty Dog and Hanovers. He plays with WT Special, may be he is in on it. Thanks for the scoop.

    By the way, we are back on for Jan. 4th.
     
  9. jrduer

    jrduer

    Jun 27, 2005
    Georgetown, TX
    I checked the member band list, and didn't see WT Special. Doesn't mean one of the members of the band isn't a member of the AIA, though. I was a member of the Alliance even before my band, The Extractors, applied for membership.

    Anyway, a couple of the AIA bands (Bag 100 and Triggerfish)are at Hanovers tonight, and you could talk to them about the AIA, if you can make it to the show. Starts at 7pm.

    Also, I'll try to get a few folks together for your January 4 show.

    Later,

    ~John
     
  10. Hookus

    Hookus

    Oct 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Good deal, Jagged Edges are sort of 60's ish psychodelic surf rock. I think we are playing at about 1130, weather permitting this time. I'm the youngest guy in the band by about 20 years.

    I'm the oldest member of GB. Generation X, go figure...
     
  11. jrduer

    jrduer

    Jun 27, 2005
    Georgetown, TX
    Have you heard the Nematoads? They play surf, as well.

    BTW: I checked the Website for Headhunters, and they don't have you listed for tomorrow night. Is the gig still on?

    ~John
     
  12. Hookus

    Hookus

    Oct 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Yup, looks like we are assed out. Possibly a case of double booking, but I think it is something else. I'll make that a seperate post when I have time.
     
  13. Hookus

    Hookus

    Oct 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Looks like there was a bit of confusion at the bar (and with our contact person in the band, but that is another story), we go on at 10:30.
     
  14. jrduer

    jrduer

    Jun 27, 2005
    Georgetown, TX
    Cool. I'm still hoping to be there, and bring some folks.

    ~John
     
  15. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    We've been driving on ice for a couple weeks.
     
  16. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Hey: That's TONIGHT...

    Joe
     
  17. Hookus

    Hookus

    Oct 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Well, it went okay-ish. If anyone cares, or was there, I'll PM my thoughts, but won't air laundry in public...
     
  18. jrduer

    jrduer

    Jun 27, 2005
    Georgetown, TX
    Hey, Hookus:

    Sorry I missed the show. I took a pain pill (bad shoulder) and it knocked me out. Couldn't drive, etc.

    PM me with a review.

    ~John

    P.S.: Did anyone show up, asking where I was?
     
  19. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Oh-ohhh. Doesn't sound good...

    Joe