Category: shows and gigs

THE BROADCAST- BEAR CREEK FESTIVAL 2014

YES. A golden ticket arrived this morning. It’s no surprise that being a self represented band can cause the road to opportunity sometimes to seem extra long. No one is denying that having a stellar manager or booking agent can make a world of difference for a touring musician – BUT – if you can’t find your own personal Brian Epstein (The Beatles manager for those of you about to google it) , then you’ve got to act as your own boss.

Acting as your own boss can be a tricky thing. When you mess up or drop the ball your finger points at yourself. When you just can’t seem to get your foot in the door to certain venues and festivals, your finger points at yourself. The reality is though, there are a MILLION bands in America alone these days. To stand out you’ve got to stand the test of time. So a year ago I quit pointing my finger at myself and started pointing it on an angle to give it more of a disco effect – because that feels MORE FUN.

This year has been the year that feels like we are FINALLY starting to get on people’s radar – especially with festivals. Festivals for those of you wondering are like the cool kids party and if you’re a baby band just starting out, you better believe your name isn’t showing up on the guest list of the popular senior prom queen. Yep. I’m comparing festival booking agents to popular prom queens. They’re the Willy Wonka’s of the festival world, forever holding everyone’s golden ticket into some of the best parties this country has to offer.

Today, we got a really big golden ticket. One that I’ve been vying after for over three years. Ladies and gents, I’m stoked to announce that we have been invited to Bear Creek Festival 2014 in Spirit of the Suwannee, Live Oak FL. The line up is insane, the vibes are going to be through the roof, and we’re letting you know now because it’s worth planning your fall around!

 

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Well dang- I wish I could say the blog goes both ways…

I know. I know…I know. It’s been a really long time since I’ve updated anything on our blog. I wish I could say the blog goes both ways much like the phone, but lets be serious, that’s not the way it goes. Apologies for the disconnect- we took the better part of January off to recover from all of the touring we did supporting our new album “Dodge the Arrow” and after that we were whisked away into a two week whirlwind tour of Florida. If you haven’t followed us on our Instagram, be sure to do so. We’ve got some hilarious photos from the trip including a raccoon attack (don’t ask)- and we ALSO got to hang out and throw back some whiskey with American Idol finalist Elise Testone for her album release party. It was a wild and crazy time and we’ve got the bronzed skin to show for it! There’s a bunch of YouTube videos that fans posted from the tour so be sure to bebop around our channel to check out all the wildness. BIG extra shout out and love to Charleston Pour House, Dunedin Brewery, Casey’s NSB, The Funky Biscuit and Bardot for being especially kind and accommodating toward us. It’s not always easy being a band so far away from home but it is always awesome to feel the music community love.

 

We’re hitting up Knoxville tonight at Barley’s (10pm) then next week have gigs in some of my personal favorite spots! You can check us out next week on Thursday 3/6 at Boone Saloon (Boone, NC), Friday 3/7 at the Backyard Stage Series (Greensboro, NC), and Saturday 3/8 at The Pour House (Raleigh, NC) w/ Chit Nasty Band!

 

Finally, check out this awesome shot that photographer Amy Kalyn Sims captured of me last night during a light photo session. More to come- but I love how this one captures my inner gypsy!

 

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NEW YEARS EVE – ASHEVILLE W/ THE BOOTY BAND!

NYE BOOTYCAST

 

 

PEOPLE. It is going DOWN this New Years Eve in Asheville, North Carolina. We took “The Bootycast” for a test drive in Charleston a few weeks ago and it was easily one of the wildest show’s we personally in The Broadcast have seen all year. We’re doing it all right, and all out to ring in 2014! Caitlin and Mary Frances have an epic 90s number planned for you all under the black light. Put on your day glow gear get your rave gear out of storage and lets ring in the new year together in the mountains!

 

THIS SHOW IS FO SHO GONNA SELL OUT SO PICK UP YOUR TICKETS HERE

 

 

New Series on YouTube + Knoxville & Charlotte Album Release!

We’re always trying to stay up to date and connected in the most direct ways possible with our fans- you guys are the reason we are able to continue doing what we’re doing! We’ve been getting a lot of emails lately with requests to get the know the band more and to see more updates so we’re slowly creating more channels on our YouTube account (kind of like a tv station) – as you can see over there we’ve already got The Broadcast Project- a series that follows us on the road, Talking Heads, a series that keeps you up to date with weekly happenings from The Broadcast, and now a brand new series called The Broadcast Cover Series, which as you can guess is members of the band cover songs by artists we’re inspired by. Our first installment is of Icelandic recording artist Asgeir- someone you should all get hip to as he’s certain to explode in the coming year!

This week we’ve got two album release parties that are close to our hearts- Knoxville, TN at Preservation Pub on Thursday October 24th and The Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC on Saturday October 26th! Be sure to check out the shows if you’re close to one of those cities – they’re going to be awesome shows and even better if you’re there with us to celebrate! 🙂

VA/TN/NC all in a weekend’s work…

We’re hitting the road again today for a string of shows coming up in celebration of our new album “Dodge the Arrow” which released on September 24th! You can check it out FO FREEEE at www.thebroadcast.bandcamp.com and if you dig it you can download it and rock out to it whenever you want! If however you want a physical copy of it (for now) you’ll have to come to a show. We’re working on the whole online store thing, but until we can get our act together, the shows are where the CDs are at!

Here’s where you can pick up a copy of the record this weekend:

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Thursday October 10- 622 North, Blacksburg, VA (with our friends Atlas Road Crew!)

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Friday October 11- 620 State, Bristol, TN (Breast Cancer Benefit Concert- open to the public!)

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Saturday October 12- Hickory Oktoberfest – 2pm mainstage

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Saturday October 12- The Garage – Winston-Salem, NC (with our friends The Heritage!)

 

We’ve got amazing friends and fans and music supporters in all of these cities- we can’t wait to share this album that we made specifically for you!