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Re: Sappy Stuff
- Subject: Re: Sappy Stuff
- From: Colin MacKenzie - Murder Records <murder\!/ra.isisnet.com>
- Date: Sat, 13 Jan 1996 15:16:44 -0400 (AST)
On Fri, 12 Jan 1996, Cory J. Boehm wrote:
> I know htere are other times WInnipeg has been slightly recently like the
> Jale date last fall that got canned not becuase things couldn't be set up
> in WInnipeg but of course we get screwed over so they could tour the US.
> That is typical of what happened though.
Did jale not play Winnipeg with the SuperFriendz and the Inbreds
last August ? I remember that show being really awesome. All
ages/licenced, packed room very cool.
I totally understand what Cory is saying but these kind of
problems extend way farther than the band 'not wanting to play Winnipeg'.
>From my experience Winnipeg is a great place to play (SFz played twice on
their last tour) and that guy Dave McKeigan (sp?) at the Pyramid is a
great promoter but it is hard to get alot of people out on a weekday so
maybe it is more viable to go through the states. As far as I'm
concerned, Sask. is a wasteland, it is really hard to set up shows
aside from Amigo's in Saskatoon. I have found it virtually impossible to
get anything in Regina and that show on the jale tour wan't that well
attended. This is not the promoters fault, they did an excellent job, it
is just that there isn't that big a scene there, not really much you can
My suggestion would be to start setting up your own shows, find a
room of some sort, get a p.a., poster like hell and get the bands in
yourself. I couldn't imagine that you'll have sell-out shows or anything
but once word gets out that your an honest guy, put on well organized
shows and promote them well, people will start calling you for dates.
Look at the guys in Cornwall they are doing just that and fun was had by
all at the jale/Sfz show. It is never much money for either party but it
is nice to play to kids that are really into seeing you.
ps. I hope I didn't offend anyone with my Sask. comments, I'm simply
mean that there are not alot of people that like this kind of music
compared to a bigger city which would have more interest purly because of