For those of you who were interested in getting hold of (A Low Hum head guy) Blink’s brilliant D.I.Y. Touring the World book, but were unable to make it to his release shows, he’s now released the book on-line for download using a Pay-As-You-Like set-up.
Check it out here.
‘D.I.Y. Touring The World’ is written principally as a handbook for unknown underground bands on how to tour the world to play music. However, if you’re not in a band, hate music, or don’t even want to tour the world, you’ll still gain some important insight—even if it’s only tips on how to live on the fringes of poverty.
Oh and Blink has more big news too:
Secondly he’s gonna be opening a venue in Wellington:
Holy crap indeed… this is exciting/nerve wracking. I’ve been thinking about it for years, but always found excuses. Well I’ve now bit the bullet and will ride that crazy train for a wee while at least. Yip. After years of bitching about the shortcomings of venues around the world, I am a few months away from opening my own in Wellington. Better be good right?
As well as awesome parties, another function of the bar/venue will be a rehearsal studio – something seriously lacking in Wellington.
As a rehearsal space it will be second to none (I hope); Only one band can use at a time, full backline (drumkit, bass/guitar amps, keyboard stands, etc…) is provided as well as a full PA and prices are negotiable. If your band is super broke, you might be able to exchange your skills or labour with the venue instead of money.
The rehearsal space will be operating from 1 Sept. I will accept limited casual bookings but I am mainly looking for bands who want to set aside a regular weekly spot. So get in touch now and we’ll work out a plan! firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as “bands” I’ll offer crazy good deals for those bedroom producers who want to try out a live set, hear their stuff on a bigger PA and/or want a different environment for testing mixes.
There will be more details on the venue in future mail-outs, so keep reading!
And Lastly, big Disasteradio news:
Ok, well, firstly the epic video for DROP THE BOMB is finally here. Made by the SKYRANCH team and set in the same world as the incredible video for NO PULSE. I make a split second cameo in there somewhere.
More exciting than a new video from Skyranch? In just a few weeks time, Disasteradio will be touring through CHINA! I’m really jealous ‘cause I’m not tagging along on an experience few NZ bands get the opportunity to do.
Disasteradio China Tour 2012
July 19th – Beijing
July 20th – Shanghai
July 21st – Wuhan
July 22nd – Changsha
July 23rd – Kunshan
July 24th – Wuxi
July 27th – Hangzhou
July 28th – Suzhou
July 29th – Nanjing
Aug 1st – Zhengzhou
Aug 2nd – Xian
Aug 4th – Chongqing
Aug 5th – Chengdu
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