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Touring The West: What You Need To Know

Touring The West: What You Need To Know

Matt Bacon May 30, 2016 0

Ah the West. That beautiful land where thousands migrated over the generations, and still do in the hopes of a better tomorrow. There’s been a lot that I’ve learned now on the most brutal

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Improvise, Improvise, Improvise: The Music Industry In A Nutshell

Improvise, Improvise, Improvise: The Music Industry In A Nutshell

Matt Bacon May 27, 2016 0

Improvisation is the word of the day. Actually, it’s been the word of the day for the past ten or eleven days that I’ve been on tour, and it seems like it will only

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Convincing Strangers To Let You Sleep On Their Floors: A Primer

Convincing Strangers To Let You Sleep On Their Floors: A Primer

Matt Bacon May 25, 2016 0

There is an art to finding a place to sleep with your band for the night. It’s something I’ve been lucky enough to get really good at over the past week – to the

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How The Shrek Soundtrack Changed The Face Of Modern Music

How The Shrek Soundtrack Changed The Face Of Modern Music

Matt Bacon May 21, 2016 0

The Shrek soundtrack might seem like a weird thing to write a think piece about, but trust me, it makes sense. Here’s what a lot of folks don’t realize – that soundtrack was for

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On Touring Underage

On Touring Underage

Matt Bacon May 21, 2016 0

So as I write this I’m crossing some state – Illinois maybe? We just passed Aurora like in Waynes World, but I also think there is a small chance we are in Iowa. It’s

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Tour Diaries: The People Of The Midwest

Tour Diaries: The People Of The Midwest

Matt Bacon May 19, 2016 0

So as I trek about the country on tour I’m learning a lot about the geography of this great country of ours. So as I delve deeper into this nation I want to right

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So, I’ve Been On Tour For A Day…

So, I’ve Been On Tour For A Day…

Matt Bacon May 18, 2016 0

So, the open road is long and winding, and not going insane along the trail is a key part of survival in this semicharmed existence that we call tour life. Obviously none of us

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Scheduling, Struggles and Your Indie Band

Scheduling, Struggles and Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon May 17, 2016 0

I think we’ve pretty firmly established on this blog that the main thing that allows for the romance of the road to occur is a bunch of boring stuff that will make you want

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I Dropped Out Of College To Work In The Music Industry A Year Ago

I Dropped Out Of College To Work In The Music Industry A Year Ago

Matt Bacon May 14, 2016 0

So yeah, I guess I did the impossible, and I feel like I deserve something of a victory lap. A year ago I dropped out of college and hopped on a plane to California

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It’s All About The Music – But Is It All Music?

It’s All About The Music – But Is It All Music?

Matt Bacon May 12, 2016 0

Sometimes all the most important skills that you can hold to benefit your band are the ones that aren’t at all related to music. That’s a weird thought, now isn’t it? However – in

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