hey, i play in an all-originals rock band, been with the project and out an playing for about 3-4 months now to good reviews and feedback, i'd say we're doing pretty well and have good rep among venues and other bands. When we first arrived on the scene, we planned on hitting our local areas hard and often, playing pretty much every day we had off. We're planning one last little week long trek through our local area to kind of solidify where we are as soon as school lets out. My question is, we're still playing every friday and saturday night, sometimes right through sunday. Our singer/band leader books like mad, and we're getting some steady show offers because bands are recommending us to venue owners. My schedule is chock full and I haven't had time to just sit back and enjoy myself. We've got the rep where we wanted it. Now we're trying to save up money to print our CD through merch sales (doing pretty good with that). Here's my question: Are we draining our local crowd dry? I feel like 3-4 gigs a month at this point will keep us in the crosshairs and allow us to maximize our earnings at the actual shows. My singer tells me I should be happy that we get to play so much, but his "always must play shows" mentality turns defensive when I ask him about maybe cutting back a little bit on the shows. Am I out of line? The band put me in charge of managing finances, I was able to make the singer demand we get at least gas money for every gig we play and venue owners usually slip us an extra couple bucks so we aren't losing money, I just feel like less is more. Am I wrong? Remember, not a cover band or a bar band. we're a band that has our eyes on the stars.