Everyone always remembers the music of their youth. Certain songs seem to have a timeless ability to bring us back to a point in our life long past. The impression that live music has on us is amazing. While pop culture is always evolving, many artists today have started their careers as Internet sensations. However, many bands and artists have stuck to the traditional method of promoting themselves by playing live gigs and winning over fans one show at a time.
Some may argue that live shows is a lost art, live music is arguably just as popular as it ever was. Though many venues regularly rely on DJs to provide sound for the crowd, many have live musicians playing their instruments as music for the masses. Usually clubs rely on DJs while bars and pubs would be more inclined to have a band or artist serve as the musical entertainment.
Depending on the vibe you are looking for, there are websites dedicated to promoting different types of events. Particular sites focus on which live bands are playing in various cities around the world, specifically informing visitors as to where and what type of live music can be found one any given day. Many of us who want to enjoy live music on a night out are unsure where to go. These sites aim to take the guesswork out of locating venues where this occurs. Searching Facebook.com and Reverbantion.com is a good start to finding what you are looking for.
In the past, bands tried desperately to get signed to major labels and relied on these business to make a name for them. With the capabilities of all the modern equipment and home studio technology, it seems that the major label is no longer needed. Bands can produce their own music, and subsequently promote themselves. This has brought the art of the live show back from the dead. Most of the biggest artists in the world make a huge percentage of their income from live shows.
Artists now have the ability to create music without boundaries, to make music without any big business telling them how to sound. This has allowed creativity to come from all corners of the globe. More importantly, this has allowed bands the freedom to play whatever songs they like, wherever they like. In the past, even small bands would be ‘encouraged’ to play their top songs at venues their managers deemed suitable. Without these chains, many musical acts are free to put on shows that truly display their creativity and originality. This is great news for the fans of live music.
Whatever genre suits your fancy, there is a local venue that will cater to your needs. Many of these venues will have regular bands that perform on weekends, while others choose to vary their lineup weekly. The point is that there is no shortage of artists to see; it’s up to you to choose where you would like to go!
Ask your favorite venue for the live entertainment schedule for the month.