Posts Tagged ‘bandcamp’

The Soirée

Saturday night… the best night of the week!  Your previous week is a memory, most of us still have one more day before the next work week begins.   My friends were reluctant to head back out into the cold weather but with the bribe of some Vietnamese food before heading to the show I got them out to Irene’s Pub.  They were very pleasantly surprised by what they heard!  The Soirée performed to a packed house and the great set allowed us to forget about the cold and enjoy the cozy pub and yummy beverages.

I’ve been out of town for every other show these guys have had in the past year so I was excited to finally see them live. Their set was a great combination of old and new and it’s obvious that they love to perform.  It’s great to see a musician find their happy place!  There was no shortage of talent on stage; musically and vocally they are very sound as well as relaxed and fun to watch.  I’m looking forward to their next show!  Matt you promised to keep me in the loop, I hope we don’t have to wait too long for another performance!

Bryce Colenbrander

Matt Arnold

Eric Roberts

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You can check out their music on Bandcamp:

As an aside… what is with the smallish music venues and their obsession with red stage lighting??

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This one time at Bandcamp…

Once upon a time I went to bandcamp.  I was a flute player back in those days but I don’t play and tell.

Bandcamp.mu is a cool new site for bands to upload and distribute their tunes in high quality formats, including MP3, FLAC, and Apple Lossless!

Bands have the option to set a price, make downloads free or even use the Pay-What-You-Want method (thank you Radiohead!).   Payments are made through the already secure and well known PayPal.  The interface is simple and easy for music fans to use which always results in more sales.   Once fans start listening to the streaming music and downloading songs or albums the bands will have access to some great stats.  Music on Bandcamp is also easy to find… I Googled a song and their Bandcamp page was the very first link!

For music geeks far and wide Bandcamp is the perfect new method to share the bands we love with everyone else!!  I can easily share a track or album through Facebook, e-mail, MySpace, Twitter, LiveJournal, TypePad, Blogger, and even the lovely WordPress:

Ahhh… happiness is music sharing…