House concerts are increasing in popularity throughout the country for both musicians and music-lovers alike. Read these Pyragraph posts written by musicians about how to put on great house concerts.
THE CANCELED SHOWS 5: Jalessa Blackshear, Fast Heart Mart, La Leif, Jack Evan Johnson, I Know Billy
THE CANCELED SHOWS 5 includes footage from a BLM demonstration, sights/sounds from the UK, a Nashville rocker and a banjo-pickin song about an alien recorded in a sewer drain, apparently.Read More
Artists on Lockdown: Call for Interviews
Many of us are stuck in isolation, unable to share or promote our work in the ways originally planned like tours, festivals, conferences, etc., so I was thinking it might be of help to offer a way to spread the word digitally about what’s happening with your work.Read More
Music Makers: AJ Woods on Recording, Favorite Bands and Vulgar Venues
Honestly, I’ve always felt like a bit of an outsider in most situations. Music has not been an exception. That territory comes with some shitty shows, one of which I’m happy to tell you about.Read More
House Show Manifesto, Part 4: Tying It All Together
House shows are popping up to fill the void that small and mid-size venues are leaving behind.Read More
PyraDEAL: House Concert How-To Guide, 20% Off!
Shannon is offering 20% off her house concert how-to guide, exclusively for Pyragraph Media Pass holders.Read More
House Show Manifesto, Part 3: A Guide to Respecting Others
Today, we’re gonna talk about Respect. It’s a critical part of a successful house show.Read More
House Show Manifesto, Part 2: How Does Money Happen?
In the USA, we often feel that talking about income is coarse and rude, but it’s a critical part of ensuring workplace equality, and this goes for artists, too.Read More
House Show Manifesto, Part 1: Where Do Audiences Come From?
The best house concerts for me have been where people from many walks of life come together and interact in a neutral space.Read More
How My (Mini) Tour Taught Me to Love Performing Again
Guest blogger Ari Herstand has a pep talk for you: If you’ve been on a string of less than stellar shows, don’t let it discourage you.Read More
What I Learned from Amanda Palmer And 2 Other Artists Who Really Get Social Media It's actually not about social media at all—it’s about creating strong relationships
What if you connected with people? Wouldn’t you be happy to talk with the people who care about you? Yes, why yes, you would.Read More
Albuquerque’s Music Scene Is About to Explode But I really hope it doesn't
Albuquerque’s music scene is about to explode, but I really hope it doesn’t. I would rather that the tension and excitement stay high.Read More
PyraBlogger News: Shannon Curtis Killing It With “I Know I Know” Her music video has gone viral
Shannon Curtis reached out to her community to create the video “I Know I Know” in which people share struggles they’ve dealt with.Read More
7 Productive Things You Can Do During Long Drives on Tour to Stave Off the Madness
Luckily for you, I’ve compiled a few recommendations, culled from both personal experience and the experience of friends.Read More
The Show That Made Me Consider Getting a Real Job
I thought maybe there was something wrong with me. Maybe my songs just weren’t good enough. Maybe I was a terrible performer.Read More
The Road Less Traveled and the Power of the Unexpected
I want to make the same impression on my audiences that the Prada Marfa store made on me: a moment of wonder in the middle of an otherwise ordinary road.Read More
Must-Haves for Tour Survival
Here are the things I can’t live without when I’m on the road.Read More