WAMA News - August 14 2014

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WAMA News - August 14 2014

Postby askmike » Wed May 06, 2015 4:48 pm

National & International Music News

(from the archives)
Forty far-out facts you never knew about Woodstock
8 August 2009
By Spencer Bright
Far Out

"Woodstock, the most famous music festival in rock 'n' roll history, took place 40 years ago on August 15-18, 1969. To celebrate, here are 40 things you didn't know about it..."

Behind Myspace's Troublesome Second Act
August 08, 2014
By Glenn Peoples
Myspace Act II

"Myspace is trying to achieve what made Steve Jobs and Tina Turner legendary: a successful second act. But the former king of social networks has failed to win over consumers and musicians since its re-launch as a music discovery platform."

What's in your budget for a concert ticket?
Tuesday 8/12/2014
By Sophie Ho
Ticket Prices

"...The influx of more venues in D.C. and the Baltimore area has also affected prices -- bands have more options to turn to for stages and thus have more leverage in negotiating prices. While bands can get higher prices and fees, consumers may have to dish out a little more in ticket prices."

Buskers' Guide Promotes Harmony In Liverpool

"...The 12 page best practice guide advises buskers, council officers, businesses and residents on issues such as pitch selection, noise levels and the best way of resolving issues...This move represents a new approach to street entertainment in Liverpool."

International Radio Festival
August 11,2014
Radio Fest

"Radio stations from Great Britain, Dubai, Germany and elsewhere will converge on Switzerland's capital later this month for the International Radio Festival. The event's fifth edition runs Aug. 21-Sept. 7 and is set take over Zurich's Kaufleuten Club, where music fans will get a first-hand look at how the medium works."

In Stockton, Calif., Punks Are The New Mall Rats
August 13, 2014
By Rafael Johns

"...this vacant retail space is one of the only places for young bands in Stockton to play. So how did this pretty normal strip mall come to be the hub of a blossoming indie scene?"

Music Industry Mulls Single Global Release Day
By Bruce Houghton

"Currently, when a new album is released on Australia on Friday, illegal downloads spike caused by motivated fans who don't want to wait 3-4 days for the release in the UK or US."


Local Notes

Chuck Brown Memorial Park To Open August 22. dicst article dcist.com

Gypsy Sally's marks it's one year anniversary with a week-long celebration from Sept. 9 through Sept. 13. www.gypsysallys.com



How To Use Your Band's Instagram To Connect With More People
By Hug McIntyre

"...What works for Facebook may not be the same as Twitter, and sometimes you need different strategies for different platforms. Instagram’s importance is growing, especially as younger people are gravitating towards it and away from other social networks, so learning how to engage people on the photo-only platform is crucial."

How and When Should You Copyright A Song?
Sunday, August 10, 2014
By Judy Rodman

"Your songwriting is a form of intellectual property, and as such, it falls to you to protect it from theft. There are different levels of protection you can use."


Free Dental Care for Musicians
from MusiCares
Thurs. Aug. 21
to request an application or for more info: 212-245-7840 or anita.ramsarup@grammy.com

Contact MusiCares to determine eligibility in order to receive free dental services including x-rays, a cleaning and dental screening. One must document at least 5 years as a paid musician and show financial need.


Selected Events

Tribute to Tony Taylor at Jazz Night in Southwest
Fri. Aug. 15
6 - 9 pm
at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street SW, WDC

Wammies Special Achievement recipient Tony Taylor was an owner of D.C.'s Bohemian Caverns during the U Street heydays of the '50s and '60s. He continued to serve as a mentor to many young musicians who came up in this city. Alumni from his long-running organization, Lettum Play, will convene on Friday to pay tribute to Taylor.

Songs for Life
Sat. Aug. 16
7:30 pm
at The Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville, VA
$12 adv, $15 door, 12 and under free
Purchase at www.barnsofrosehill.org

Performer: Steve Warner and The Rolling Coyotes, magician Ernie Benner

A concert to support 13-year-old Evan Frank in his effort to raise money to have 100 clean water wells drilled in South Africa. All performer proceeds will go directly to Water for Life.

10th Anniversary All Star Tribute Concert
Sat. Aug. 16
8:00 pm
at Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD

Produced by BandHouse Gigs and presented by Strathmore, it features the music of Joni Mitchell, Woodstock, British Invasion, Stevie Wonder, Nils Lofgren, Rolling Stones, George Harrison, and many others. Performers include: Julia Nixon, Jon Carroll, Patti Reese, Owen Danoff, Eric Scott, Mary Ann Redmond, and many more.
The Party on the Patio starts 1.5 hours before the concert, featuring food and drink specials.

2014 Southern Maryland Blues Festival
August 23-24
11 am - 9 pm
at Calvert County Fairgrounds, Prince Frederick, MD

Performers: Leon Russell, Rich Robinson (Black Crowes), Spin Doctors, Irma Thomas, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Nathan & The Zydeco ChaChas, Southern Maryland Sisterhood of Soul (Patty Reese, Lisa Lim, Little Margie Clark, Justine Miller, Heather Haze & Leigh Pilzer), Jonathan Boogie Long & The Blues Revolution, Guitar Shorty, Samantha Fish, Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues, Bobby Messano

Jammin' at the Hylton
Bluegrass and Old Timey Jam
Aug. 24
3 - 7 pm
at Gregory Family Theater, Hylton Center for the Performing Arts, George Mason Univ., Manassas, VA

Performers: Steve Potter and Friends, Thoroughfare Gap, The Dixie Rails, Vint Hill Special

26th Annual DC Blues Festival
Sat. Aug. 31
noon - 7:30 pm
at the Carter Barron Amphitheater, 16th St & Colorado Ave, NW, WDC

Performers: The UnXpected, Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes, DC Blues Society Band with Ayaba Bey, Austin "Walkin' Cane," Big G, Albert Castiglia, AEBHF Ensemble.

Masters of Ceremonies: DCBS President Felix McClairen WPFW (89.3) radio personalities: Ida Campbell; Texas Fred, the Zydeco Cowboy; Da Gator; James Funk; Elliott Gross; Mama K; Lady Myrrh; Yolanda Turner
Gold Radio DJ: Chris DeProperty (aka Cadillac Chris)

With workshops at the John Cephas Workshop Stage:
Vocal with Nadine Rae, Guitar with Mike Westcott, Children's Harmonica with Dave Harris


Do you tour overseas? If you'd like a professional translator to ensure accurate language in both the foreign and English contract versions, thus avoiding costly misunderstandings, contact SAW member Eileen Bernstein: 410-440-5267 or peakandvalleymusic@gmail.com. Eileen has extensive background translating legal documents and proofreading other translators' work.


New Releases

House Artist Grant recipient, Annabeth McNamara, releases "Here I Come," the first single from her upcoming Artist Grant Project. She spent an entire week at House Studio completing her project as part of House Studio's House Artist Grant 2014.

Aaron "AB" Abernathy has released a new EP, "45 Series Vol. III, About Last Summer." has a review in Washington City Paper

Ex Hex released a new single, "Beast," from their upcoming debut album "Rips" to be released Oct. 7. The Washington City Paper reviewed "Beast."

Boardroom Heroes will be releasing a new EP, "New Wage," on Aug. 19. A single, "Here and Now," was reviewed on dcist.

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