*Richard, a.k.a. Panic Bomber, over at Atomiskcalls out a clueless promoter, LOLZ ensue. No, an unpaid local opening band should not have to provide YOUR PA and backline to save money, cheapskate. Applause to Richard for calling people out on their crap -- "exposure" and the "privilege" to play a bill is not always enough incentive for a struggling musician to actually lose money (gas, etc.), time, and trouble in the process. (I'm still amazed at Pulp Live in Fort Lauderdale for charging performing bands for water the last time I went there -- the first and probably the last time ever.)
*And here's a random selection of blogs that started out promising, but have been way too silent for a while. Musical Missionary threw a successful charity event at Electric Pickle, and then fizzled out. The South Florida Music Scene Past and Present finally put up some new (old) music a couple weeks ago after months of inactivity. Lou Ming Presents was a similarly archival music blog that also went silent. And Anti-Fascion had great photos of the punk, hardcore, and indie scene, but seems to have gone kaput just after Warped Tour. What gives, everybody? Come back!
Are there any other locally based music blogs we should add to our blog roll? Please leave a comment with the URL.