All bands are instructed to draft a single page press release....usually 2 para works. Cover who what where when and why and how....not only do we need to psych ourselves out in a positive realistic way we need to share this enthusiasm with readers, fans, media much in the same way we do live on stage. However, there is a fine line between being overly self centered and putting something out in print that will get attention. Use PR news...there is a free option use that it works! Use a this or a variation of it....
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Contact Rob Jackson (415) 867-5383 email@example.com
HIPPIE GRENADE CD Release Party at RipStar's "BANDS THAT ROCK" CONCERT SERIES
Saturday, June 9th @ 8:00 p.m.; $10 EL RINCON (2700 16TH St. @ Harrison)
Hippie Grenade, The French Thinkers, Full on Flyhead, Drink & Food, Deborah Crooks, Broken Ladder and Hosted by Comedian Dave McRae!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Hippie Grenade and RipStar Productions have teamed up to celebrate the release of the band's first full-length album, Fix the Roof, as part of Rob Jackson's "Bands That Rock" concert series. The show will take place in San Francisco's sunny Mission District at El Rincon (2700 16th Street) on Saturday, June 9th at 8:00 p.m., and will feature stellar Bay Area acts Full on Flyhead, The French Thinkers, Deborah Crooks, Broken Ladder, Drink & Food in addition to Hippie Grenade. Visual artists Pegasus Fading and Tweakfest will also be lending their talent to this event, shooting a hole in the theory that in today's economy ten dollars won't get you very far!
The genre-bending, San Francisco-based Hippie Grenade successfully blends roots and contemporary music with a refreshing jazz-sensibility that is truly unique, drawing upon musical influences as varied as Stevie Wonder, Soundgarden, and the Grateful Dead. Singer Bhi Bhiman's powerful, soulful vocals and a blistering rhythm section create what the San Francisco Bay Guardian called a "startlingly epic" live show. Hippie Grenade's impressive debut album Fix the Roof showcases their musical ability and versatility, and will be available for the first time at the show on June 9th.
This will be a truly special night for Hippie Grenade. Fix the Roof was a long time in the making, and the band is very excited to finally share it with their friends and fans as well as the greater Bay Area music scene. Music has the power to uplift, unite, and provoke positive societal change by building a vibrant, functional community, so please come out on June 9th to celebrate some of the best acts the Bay Area has to offer!
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May12th 18+ 8 P.M. $10. El Rincon is located at 2700 16th Street @ Harrison/ East of Mission St. nr 16th St. Bart and 22 Fillmore bus line. SF
Drunken Public, Brown Shoe, Naybahud F.O.L.K.S., Nerve and Mashon, Will Harrison and Caroline Pardo and the event nailed an ART installation by Colin of Swamp Sound Systems…. hosted by Dave McRae
The Bands That Rock series goes into overtime in the second round of shows starting May 12th at El Rincon in SF, CA! Rob stated, "Maybe the competition has not really lightened up, but the soul of the music industry seems to have shifted a bit. The compilation is nearly released and I have no doubt that several million listeners will be thanking us for years to come for introducing them to these amazing artists." May 12th is the Rock-N Hip Hop pop off and we are told some suprises are in store at this new stage offered by El Rincon. Just don't forget the I.D. and funds for food, music, and drinks…emphasis on Cuban and Mexican food, music, drinks and having a good time!
Venue details (415)437-9240
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November 16, 2006
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OMNESIA headlines RipStar's "BANDS THAT ROCK" date time location+ bands playing....
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Bay Area indie band Omnesia headlines RipStar's "Bands That Rock" Concert Series .....Date location
"Having just released our debut Omnesia CD, we're excited to be onstage with Project Greenfield, Binky and The Dualies," said singer Enmei47. "Rob Jackson and RipStar have a history of booking great local bands and national acts, but RipStar deserves a lot of credit for giving new bands a comprehensive and innovative crash course on what it really takes to for them to properly promote shows. And he works like a madman to promote his concert series. Promoters like Rob are much the same as San Francisco chefs. They work ridiculous hours, and risk financial ruin because they love what they do. It's often a vow of poverty but promoters do it for the same reason that chefs do it – they love a room with a great buzz." "It's a competitive music scene here," emphasized Omnesia guitarist, M2. "There are a ton of new and good bands coming up locally that are competing for the same clubs and same audiences. They think that if they have a great CD, a tight band, a cool Myspace site, and some flyers going up that people other than their friends, relatives and co-workers will magically start appearing at shows. We'd all like to think our songs shine a magic beacon across the club scene, but it doesn't work that way. You have to reach out to thousands of people to make one local show a success." Rob Jackson doesn't mince words when he indoctrinates new bands on how to reach musical orbital velocity. "Reaching out to thousands is a tough challenge and since this is the brutal reality for most bands, it is easy to understand why they burn out and stop trying," admits Jackson. "However, when promotions extend to phone trees and efforts to get new people exposed to your band are maximized there is often a buzz and sometimes it catches on like fire and a song or two gets spun, bands chart and people come out. The live band leadership skills are really important - that passion often provides the motivation to do bring the full package."
M2 says it's always a wake-up call when new bands realize that musical success involves doing 50 other things that aren't remotely musical, "Crossing the chasm from startup band to a hot ticket takes a tremendous amount of time and relentless effort on all fronts. For a lot of bands, it's a bit of shock when RipStar hands you their tough love A to Z promotions bible and you realize how much DIY grassroots marketing is involved to make the show a success for everyone involved. Great bands need to promote as well as they write music; they can sleep when they are dead."
About you band
example...X is a dark high energy indie rock band from San Francisco, CA. Big sound, big beat, laced with synths and things that go bump in the night smeared with lipstick....
Omnesia's gender-bending singer is Enmei47 - a powerful and provocative theatrical performer and songwriter - dripping with mystery, darkness and passion.
E47 has been described as the lovechild of Siouxie and Marilyn Manson; a distinctive voice that evokes facets of PJ Harvey, Chrissie Hynde, Annie Lennox, Linda Perry, Peter Gabriel, Nina Hagen and Robert Plant.
Omnesia is composed of six musicians who have toured locally, nationally and overseas in other acts to audiences as large as 20,000 - that have include Vicious Rumors, Damage, Mickey Thomas' Starship, Aaron Pearson, Fiction, and Great Beast. Band members have shared concert lineups with Linda Perry, The Brown Fellinis, Testament, and The Servants.
Omnesia's debut CD was recorded, engineered and produced by Jim Juhn, who has toured, recorded and composed with ex-members of King Crimson. The Omnesia CD is available on Kunaki, CD Baby and iTunes.
RipStar offers promotions/events/production & multi-media art products and services. "Bands that Rock" is a monthly show-case in San Francisco that features musicians and visual artists. RipStar- a 4 party division of The Equilibrium Institute of the Americas is expanding rapidly with several lines of services and products available to help unite artists and audiences. RipStar-consults and provides services to artists, labels, venue owners and other industry participants
About the venue
Located off 16th & Harrision Street in the thriving Mission area, El Rincon has been hosting events, receptions & is a well recieved club. Known for its underground appeal and hugely successful DJ and dance scenes, hipsters flock to this club for its various musical genres.
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Bands that your act has played with that may help the audience know what to compare with and where they can hear your music.....
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