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How to create buzz for your band's release

I saw this article on and thought it was pretty on target and wanted to link to it for others that might be interested. Here is the link and the 5 tips.

Quoted from the article:

Rule #1: If you cannot write well, hire someone. No editor will continue reading a badly… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on February 18, 2008 at 12:15pm — 3 Comments

Vulgar Boatmen Documentary

This just in from Fred Uhter, the filmmaker behind the upcoming Vulgar Boatmen documentary

The film has turned out very well. Richard Buckner, Alejandro Escovedo; Simon Toulson Clarke; J.D. Foster and Greg Kott are included in the documentary. The editor is Dan Christmas of Lakeeffect. He has 15 years of editing and art direction experience.

I would give the film about a month to finish then onto the sound editor. Does anyone know a good sound editor who works…

Added by PJ Christie on February 17, 2008 at 11:22pm — 2 Comments

Thoughts on Traditional vs. Internet Radio and some other stuff

In thinking about the WITT station in the works I started thinking about radio in general and where it is headed. This is an excerpt from a post I made on IMN

...bottom line is that there isn't a single good radio station in Indy (well, if you don't count WFYI/NPR)

So anything is better than the same old crap being spewed by Q95, WTTS, etc. None of those stations are playing good new music with any regularity. None of them are "tastemakers". Radio used to be a driving force… Continue

Added by Jeb Banner on February 17, 2008 at 4:59pm — 3 Comments


I'm going to be reposting some of my MOKB content on here now and then I think...when it's related to the local scene. You can see Ryan Reidy tonight at Birdys, opening for Tulsa and The Whigs...

Ryan Reidy told me about his Sisters project quite a while ago, but like the a-hole I am, I forgot to check into them. MySpace is an ugly beast anymore to me. Anyway, lately, they've been… Continue

Added by Dodge on February 15, 2008 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

Is this the new Musical Family Tree?

That is the question. The answer is no.

We've been racking our brains trying to get MFT to the next level. Lots of philosophical discussions about what it should/could be and how best to support the community as a whole have been undertaken. One thing is for sure, we are not looking to sell out our community or drastically change the model.

We would like to open up some new options for bands and songwriters while keeping a key to the gates. This activity just takes up so… Continue

Added by PJ Christie on February 14, 2008 at 1:12pm — 1 Comment

Upcoming shows in Indy

We launched a new website:, and we have lots of concerts and parties we're promoting that you should check out! We also Twitter, Facebook and MySpace! Peep and and


Saturday, June 27th 2009 9:00PM

The Vollrath (21+)

118 E. Palmer Street

Indianapolis, IN 46225

Butler Scion and A Squared Industries… Continue

Added by TheAndySkinner on February 12, 2008 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments


this would be my first blog on this new site, mmmm, I shall come back later to say something more intelligent.

Added by Jeb Banner on February 12, 2008 at 1:20am — 1 Comment

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