More information below from Matthew Wettergreen:
Hope the year is off to a good start. I’m just writing to let you know that we’ll be having a Bandcampus this Sunday, January 31st from 2-4pm at Caroline Collective. The focus of this meeting is to get your band booked at venues around Texas within a four hour drive of Houston. This session is in response to Chris Gray’s article in the Houston Press which featured many people in the Houston Music Community calling for Houston bands to start touring more often. Read the article here.
Bandcampus: BOOKING PARTY will be perfect for bands whose 2010 goals are to play more often but don’t know how to get started. We’ll provide the tables, chairs and the internet. We’ll also be giving you an ebook (for free) that includes a venue list for Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Victoria/Corpus Christi as well as a mad-libs style email contact form and a mad-libs style phone contact form and review the process of contacting (and following up with) a venue to book your band. This ebook will be published online the next day for those of you who want to spread it around or download a copy for yourself. More information about the ebook is here.
We held a similar Booking Party in July of 2009 and the results were exciting: One band, Liquid Kitchen, was able to book two shows within 72 hours of Bandcampus: BOOKING PARTY. Another band, Insert Name Here, booked one show for themselves that week and continue to use the scripts and venue guide to book shows.
More information can me found online here.
Caroline Collective is located at 4820 Caroline in Houston.