Monday, October 15, 2007

Music meet-up

I bet most of you have heard of the band Death Cab for Cutie, right? They were on the 2007 Grammy CD, so if you haven't heard of them, you're kind of behind the times. Well, did you know that they started out as an indie band in Bellingham, Washington? They were playing all the clubs when I was in college, and yes, I knew the name back then, but sadly never made time to go out and hear them perform.

(Now that I live in Aberdeen, I’m always hearing from people who knew Kurt Cobain and wish they’d gone to one of those house parties and heard him perform in his heyday.)

Anyway, it’s pretty rare that indie bands and/or “garage” bands see that kind of commercial success. And honestly, a lot of them are fine with that. One of my college friends was a Cutie fan and was disappointed when they became more mainstream. Indie music is like a secret cult, you know? It’s just not as fun if everyone knows your secret!

Of course, indie music isn’t any fun if NO ONE knows the secret either. No band wants to perform in an empty venue. There’s a very fine line where the bands want to stay — attract fans of your particular niche, but not become so popular that you lose yourselves and start conforming to the mainstream.

This Web site, IndieMV - Musical Intercourse, helps Indie bands, both new and thriving, do just that. Fans and bands can connect with each other and just hang out. Bands can post videos and blogs, as well as win a chance to play at a Unite Against AIDS concert in Montreal! Wow.

Fans can also use a personalized option called “sliders” that allows them to search for bands on a very detailed level. This custom option helps the fans to connect with performers who play the music that they most want to hear.



9 comments:

Carrie Smith said...

I would love to exchange links with you...I will get a post done either tonight or tomorrow moring. I will add it to both of my blogs and feel free to add both of mines as well

thanks for visiting
happy posting :0)

Carrie Smith said...

I can't get your other blog up and running, must be something wrong I will try again later then I will add that one to my list...What is the title of your other blog???Just BLOG???

thesynergizer said...

the second blogspot blog you see on my profile was me hitting the wrong button one day and i've yet to figure out how to delete it. my other blog is on livejournal. This is the one with a PR 1.

Thanks so much! I will do your posts tomorrow morning (I have an appointment I have to leave for in just a few minutes)

Carrie Smith said...

The post is up and I am looking forward to visiting your sites...

thesynergizer said...

thanks!!!!

i'm totally late, i'll have to look later ...

i did see that you know bcmom though, she's one of my lj friends! do you know how to "friend" people on blogger, or do you really have to go to each person's blog individually to read it?

Broken Perfection said...

I added you blogs to my PPP blogroll's

Broken Perfection
http://brokenperfection.com

The DigiPix
http://thedigipix.com

Thanx for visiting!

Janine said...

done adding you..thanks again for the visit...

Carrie Smith said...

I am tagging you with a why you blog Meme...come on by my site to get the rules. This one is a great way to bring traffic to your blog:0)

night
cs

Carrie Smith said...

I know it is a long one but worth it...
G-d no you don't have to put in the links yourself...
All I did was copy and pasted it and the links stayed.
I pasted into blogger (new post) not the edit format the other...it should work. If not let me know and I will play around with it for you, right now I have to take my daughter to her dance classes.

good luck, let me know how it goes:0)
cs