|Guide to Live Music in the Twin Cities
||[Dec. 30th, 2006|02:25 pm]
Hello, I'm the author of a journal called tccheapconcerts. Each week I go out in search of cheap live music in the Twin Cities area. I specialize in bands that charge less than $15 to perform and offer at least one mp3 on line so that you can try before you buy.|
I've built an extensive database of nearly a thousand bands over the last three months. I not only provide my readers with web links to hear what bands sound like, but also what their last venue charged to hear them. Is it worth paying $10 to crowd into a concert space when you could wait a day and hear the band play for free at smaller and more personal venue? My readers are alerted when it is their last chance to hear their favorite band live before the the band packs up to go out of town for an lengthy tour.
Though gathering this kind of data requires lots of internet research, I don't spend every day in front of the computer. The whole point of the excersise is to go hear live music! So a few times each month I grab my digital camera (I just happen to be a semi-professional photographer) and follow my own advice to get out and go see a band play.
Afterward I post the shots I've taken with a little description of the event. I don't review the band's performance (I am not a music critic, and don't want to be. Listen to the mp3's I provide and make up your own mind), but I will let you know of my opinion of the suitability of the performance space for listening to music, the quality of the sound system and anything else that adds or detracts from the experience.
So far I've got 22 regular readers friended. Please join us.