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May 18, 2012 5:58 AM Subscribe
Where can a rock band get a gig in Manhattan on a favorable night of the week without having recent gig experience?
posted by troywestfield to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My band wants to have a record release gig on a night when people are more likely to come see us -- Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. We'd like to play somewhere with good sound. But we are coming off a 10-year hiatus. We've got a booking page up on our Web site, with some professional-sounding Soundcloud links on it. We just started promoting our Facebook page (and we haven't played yet), so we've got 150 fans, not 6,000. But we'll absolutely bring somewhere around 75-100 people to the record release gig, and there aren't many bars looking for more than that out of their, say, Thursday 9 p.m. slot. At the same time, I understand bookers can't just take my word for that.
Are there bars anyone can recommend that have good sound and might be open to hosting us on one of those nights? Thanks in advance for any help.