The album title certainly draws attention. We are all sinners, after all, but for the blood of Christ.
Hi Andy. Nice work.
If you're interested in promoting a show at the ZACC, it's a pretty easy deal. And straightforward. I don't know what exactly constitutes "legitimate" in your book, but there are relatively small handful of volunteer folks who are trained to open, run, and close the space and they do regularly. If you'd like to receive the training, I think that it's perfectly fine that you request it from ZACC staff. Regardless, as a volunteer-run operation, it requires you have a trained volunteer on hand at your show, to help you run it. These folks got an email when you inquired, and it may simply be that they're otherwise busy.
Venues most missed. The White Birch, The Nunnery (Mostly for Parties), The Toole Shed and if you want to get a laugh, Mr. Bo Jangles.
I had a show booked at the Hammer Haus when it got closed. I immediately sent a message to the ZACC Below to see about transferring it there. I got an auto-reply back that basically said, "don't call us, we'll call you." I don't really have a problem with how anybody chooses to run their own space, but so many promoters I know are so busy tha they need gentle reminding that you're still there and need an answer. So I tend to agree with the Kaimin that there are no legitimate all ages venues in Missoula.
Here's the auto-generated reply:
Hello and thanks for submitting your event to the ZACC Below!
PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS! SERIOUSLY.
The ZACC is a non profit community arts center on Missoula's Northside. The ZACC Below is a space in the center reserved, in part, for all-ages music, theater and events. We manage these happenings via a community team, one of whom must elect to sponsor your event and take responsibility for our space for that time. As such, your acceptance to play here is based on one of these individuals taking interest in and also being personally available on the date to help run your show. These individuals represent a diverse spread of tastes and the overall mission for the ZACC Below is specifically to provide a safe and positive environment for DIY, all ages events.
Upon sponsorship by a team member any details regarding the rental rate, deposit, etc. will be arranged between you and your sponsoring team member.
Events must end by 11pm with start time no earlier than 8 pm unless special arrangements are made. Doors may open at 7 pm.
The ZACC Below is alcohol and drug free.
We do not play recordings of or host live performances of any music licensed by ASCAP, BMI or SESAC.
We have a garage-grade 8 channel PA system with various vocal mics, stands and two monitors. If you require additional equipment please plan on bringing it.
This is an auto-response and your confirmation that we received your message. Regarding your submission, no news from us is bad news and indicates that no one has elected to book you. With the number of submissions we receive unfortunately can’t respond to all requests, no offense. If your event is selected, we typically will respond within a week or two. IMPORTANT!: This email is the sole avenue to book the ZACC Below. Refrain from contacting individuals or staff members at ZACC or the ZACC directly via Facebook regarding your submission as they will simply redirect here.
All the best,
-the ZACC Below
nice Gilbert Grape reference.
I love Tom Petty's songwriting, but I think his voice sounds like hell.
What's yer beef with Petty, The Man? Just curious...
Thanks, Eric. I just corrected it. Apologies for the error.
Just called Griztix. They say no tickets until next saturday...
Weeknight out of NYC is playing The Blind Shake + Outer Minds + Magpies show 6/20/13 --21+/$5 18+/$8 doors at 9P @VFW
6/19/13 doors at 9P Priests + La Font + Shahs + Copilot Eyedrops + Death Moths 21+ /$6 18+/ $8 @VFW
6/23/13 doors at 9P Jamaican Queens + Shahs + Jesse Williams + Adam Schulte 21+ $4//18+ $6 @VFW
Totally agree with Josh on how annoying and dangerous it is when cars stop for bikes. And, honestly, in most cases, the stopping for pedestrians is annoying and dangerous, too! I don't care what the law is, if you are on foot, OR on a bike, the freaking cars have the right of way. Get over it and be safe. It takes two seconds to stop and wait for a car to pass at 35 mph. Then you can cross.
Thanks, Rob. Yes, it's all pretty much true. I guess I'd argue that everyone can and should take it up. No caps. I get the point that there's plenty of poor behavior on the part of cyclists and I don't make any apologies for it. But I love that our cops will ticket folks for not having lights, and for riding unsafely. And nobody debates the fact that you've got to co-exist with cars and be practical and obey laws. I'm interested in your take on accepting motorist charity, when you're on a bike and trying to get across an arterial.
Missoula is not just a "bike friendly" city, it has a bicycle culture all its own. thanks to the many advocates and promoters of bicycling as both a sport and state of consciousness, we have a great infrastructure and support system for anyone who wants to take up the activity...for health, for the environment, to save money on gas, or just getting out and seeing things around town that you miss when you are stuck in a car.
that being said, this is NOT something everyone can or should take up. every day, i witness people who haven't a clue about such basics as following the rules of the road, using alternate [safer] routes instead of riding on the busiest streets, or even practicing routine maintanence on the bikes they are riding. i know of so many people who have gone out and bought a bike, take it out on an afternoon ride, and soon discover that there are certain physical discomforts you experience from riding....sore wrists, sore crotch, sore back, exposure to the [sometimes] radical weather changes we can have here....or finding themselves having to share the road with big scary motor vehicles.....and they never get back on the bike again.
i can speak from almost 45 years of biking, that if you think you want to be part of the Missoula Bicycling community, you need to be capable and able to ride....you need to know how to shift gears, know when and how to brake and which brake to rely on the most, and most of all, you need to be physically able to accelerate and motivate your bike if you plan on riding ANYWHERE there is other traffic. and for crying out loud, don't ride out in the center of the road if you don't have to... you are not a car...even if State of Montana law gives you the right to ride on the road, the LAWS OF PHYSICS says that a 2000+lb automobile will have more to say about that, than you and your bike will.
Congrats to Blood Brother for Best Feature Documentary!
Thanks for the plug, Independent! Our Christmas CD is also available at Rockin' Rudy's and Hastings in Missoula, and in music stores in Hamilton, Bozeman and Billings.
Bravo! Respect for others is a dying consideration, as evidenced by the armies of self-absorbed mouth-breathers who live the bulk of their lives on their devices. Why do they bother coming to a live performance?
Remember last year when we went to see The Art of Climing? I wore my pearls! ;)
Loved the article, everyone can use a refresher in etiquette from time to time!
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