Mentioned this briefly earlier on, but the next installment of the BandCamp series up at the Caroline Collective is set for today (again, Sun., June 14th). I haven't seen a lot in the way of details, unfortunately, but here's what I've got from co-organizer Matthew Wettergreen:
Next Bandcamp: Booking Party
Bring your press kit, a list of dates that you are available to play shows and a laptop. We will be gridding out the surrounding cities, dates and venues and contacting all of them over the course of a couple hours to help book Houston bands for the next several months.
It'll run from 2-5PM this afternoon, so make plans to head over to the Collective around then with all your press-type stuff. This sounds like it'll be an extremely handy thing; admittedly, the one band I was ever in never "toured" further than San Antonio or Austin, but still, booking shows is quite possibly the roughest, most pain-in-the-ass part of band life. I'm thinking any assistance/guidance is a good thing to get.
In semi-related bad news, apparently some imbecilic asshat came to the Caroline Collective Anniversary Party a week or so ago and walked off with Matthew's laptop, which, naturally, contained all the myriad secrets of the Collective & BandCamp, and all kinds of personal life-type junk besides.
And no, from the pics, it's not likely you accidentally grabbed it, thinking it was yours. If you're the fucking troll who decided it'd be fun to rip off the people throwing the nice, free party you're attending, you need to pick up the nearest heavy object and club your lame-ass head with it. And then get back in your car & return the damn thing. Got it?
If you yourself are innocent, keep an eye out, and if anybody you know magically appears one day with a slightly-used Dell Inspiron 6000 sporting a ton of KTRU, Caroline Collective, Amoeba Music, WordPress, & Yelp stickers, drop the Caroline folks a line at "carolinecollective" at "gmail dot com". Failing that, check out the link for how to use ChipIn to donate to help Matthew replaced the computer the thief/thieves swiped. The Collective isn't exactly raking in the dough, y'know, so he needs all the help he can get.
Shit like this pisses me off, could you tell? Esp. because I know that if some fuckwad stole my laptop, I would be well and truly screwed...
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