Last night we had a great time continuing our Google Plus Experiment by hosting and joining in a Hangout. And I have to say that I’m even more pumped and excited as I was before about using the social network to share concert stories and connect with you, my fellow live music fans. Steven’s […]
After we began our tour tour rider experiment last week, I’m excited to tell you I have some excellent evidence to share that we discovered at the Hideout Block Party on Sunday just before Mavis Staples’ set. As you can see by the picture above there was a large throne waiting for Mavis Staples. It […]
So the other day I saw this tweet that Roger Ebert tweeted and I replied back to him asking him what he thought about a today’s female pop stars handling the very rowdy situation at Altamont. Well, I was really hoping to hear back from Roger. But I haven’t yet. So I thought […]
I’ve been having lots of fun on Google Plus these last couple months. Ever since I got my invite I’ve been playing around with it to see what the value of the social network is for concert fans. And I have to say that I’m really excited about the possibilities. What I love the most […]
Love and hate. Pleasure and pain. Doubt and clarity. Those were just some of the profound and entertaining topics I discovered as I compiled our second edition of Tweets of the Week. It’s been fun watching this experiment evolve and it’s turning out to be a facinating exploration into what you love to express at […]
Continuing our exploration of Live Nation and social media, this past weekend I noticed that Live Nation asked concert fans a very interesting question on their Facebook page. And I’d like to ask you the same one too, but in a different way.
Coachella sells out in a week? A rapper threatens to shoot up a crowd? Linkin Park is using fans to test out new marketing channels? Parrot Heads go from ecstasy to horror in a matter of seconds? Foursquare expanding its concert experiments? A Live Nation lawsuit?
Did you see what we “un-locked” at the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival? We hope so, because we’ve got another CBB festival discovery for you. But this time it’s of the homemade variety.
We’ve wondered before if concert fans and venue owners are using Foursquare and if social media is changing live music. And as those two experiments roll on, the answer continues to be a resounding “Yes!” Here’s why.
What is likeZEBRA? And how is it helping fans discover new music and giving independent and unsigned artists the necessary tools and know-how they need to get started and get heard?
We’ve done a lot of exploring and experimenting this year with social media and live music. And it’s no surprise that social media communities and platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and virtual concerts have all changed how we experience live music. But what do the experts and innovators have to say about current trends and […]
It’s no accident that the “Rockstar” metaphor is one of the most cliche and ubiquitous metaphors in social media marketing, music writing and life in general. But sometimes the rockstar metaphor works, and as a result, the myth of the rockstar can teach you a lot about stage presence and how to rock the main […]
Concert culture is full of many strange and wonderful things. And at the heart of this amazing adventure is YOU. The Concert Fan.
What happens when two concert fans team up to embark on a month-long quest to test the limits of their love for live music?