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WHAT IS HEYLIVEMUSIC?

HeyLiveMusic is a web based resource that focuses strictly on connecting people who love live music with live music performances in their local area and around the country.

The site also provides a free platform for venues and performers to promote themselves. HeyLiveMusic levels the playing field and displays local live events right up next to major live shows in search results. 

Our extensive research shows that no other site offers an easy to use, nationwide, user populated search engine that quickly accesses information about live music performances in venues big and small.

HeyLiveMusic.com will become the premiere site for:

  • Finding a local band to watch
  • Keeping in tune with national acts
  • Checking the time for a local school musical 
  • Perusing the local club scene

Attempting to search for "Live Music" in traditional search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing produces a billion results. Thus making it virtually impossible to quickly find what you're searching for. HeyLiveMusic.com eliminates the hassle and time it takes to find what you're looking for in live music.

If you're a performer or own a venue that features live music, there is no other site that allows free national exposure like HeyLiveMusic.com

HEY, BIG DEAL, IS MUSIC THAT IMPORTANT?

Humans are wired to "tune in" to and "get something" from a musical experience. Venues and artists need to work harder and smarter than ever before to bring the live music experience to their audiences. HeyLiveMusic.com is set to be the number one tool they will use to reach the maximum number of live music lovers.

Our years of experience in the music industry, gives us a unique insight into the workings of artists both professional and amateur, and venues both large and small. Couple this with the needs of schools, universities and other venues, HeyLiveMusic.com will provide the largest informational site dedicated to live music in the world.

WHY IS IT RELEVANT?

HeyLiveMusic.com is a repository for the history of live music as it continues to make its way through all of our lives. The site will document the launch of superstars, and allow commentating on musical productions in local schools and churches.

SO WHO BENEFITS?

 

  • You do!
  • Venues! Both big and small can easily promote their locations for FREE.
  • Artists! Grassroots bands and singers to those performers ready for the big time. HeyLiveMusic.com gives them a place to promote themselves for FREE.
  • Live Music Lovers around the world!

It's the place to visit for all your live music needs!  Whether you're looking for the show dates of a mega-star, a local band or your nephew's 8th grade choir recital you can find it here. 

Our home page is a straight forward list of live shows around the country. This is one format the data can be displayed in, but one of the cool things is the ability to search the data and see where an artist is playing or has played, who they played with; what other venues in your town that offer live music that you never even knew about. 

HeyLiveMusic doesn't replace a Venue's or an Artist's site, it provides the base for finding those sites in any specific area.  Be sure to share this site with other artists and venue owners, whether they are just starting out or have been around for years!

 

Rush - Rock 'n' Roll's Most Memorable Stage Props & Features: Part 2

Given the tendency for rock stars to express their wild personalities with over-the-top stage theatrics, I would be remiss if I didn't make a list of the most spectacular examples. Spanning the range from silly to ridiculous to downright awesome, the following is the second entry in a series of unforgettable props and features that have graced the stage of live rock ‘n’ roll.

Rush – Possibly Canada’s most significant musical contribution, Rush has established a reputation for being the antithesis of the typical rock band, boasting incredible musicianship rather than sexual escapades, drug use, or big egos.  The result is concerts free of over-the-top theatrics: no costumes, no make up, and no pyrotechnics. 

While Rush has long employed the services of

 a large video screen, the only other notable features of their stage show (besides Neil Peart’s gigantic drum set) are Geddy Lee’s strange appliances in lieu of bass amps.

Because Lee runs his sound directly through the front of house console, the space normally occupied by bass cabinets is left open. 

Over the last decade, the void has been filled by refrigerators, dryers, vending machines, rotisserie ovens, and meat grinders.  And the props aren’t just for looks; they not only work but are actually used throughout the show.  The dryers (pictured right) housed limited edition Rush t-shirts, which the band would toss into the crowd; the rotisserie ovens (pictured below) cooked real chickens, which were tended to by a chef throughout the concert; and the meat grinders are continually fed meat, turning out sausage (probably fake sausage) for the duration of the show.  Just to hammer home the silliness of the whole thing, the appliances are always mic’d, as if they are producing sound like the bass amps they replace.

So what crazy concert moment sticks in your mind? If you have any memorable stories of silly stage props, malfunctions, or over-the-top theatrics, share it with us in the HeyLiveMusic forum! And check back soon for the third installment in the series... the degenerate Motley Crue and their crazy spinning drum set is up next.

(Kyle Katterheinrich is a member of the HeyLiveMusic marketing team and a frequent contributor to the site)

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