We've gotten some questions regarding why we play what we play, how we pick songs, etc.. I'd like to take some time to give everyone a more clear idea of what we're looking for.
1. Originality -- This one's first and foremost. The simplest way I can put it is that if it REMINDS us of something, that's good... but if it SOUNDS LIKE something, that's NOT so good. It's cool to hear the influences in a band's sound, but if they sound exactly like another band, say Metallica for instance, then it's not very original is it? Here's what I mean -- when I listen to, say, Fuzztub, I can HEAR the influence of bands like Black Sabbath, Corrosion of Conformity, etc., but they SOUND like Fuzztub. Get my drift?
While I'm on the topic, let's discuss 'cover bands.' If you're in a cover band, that's cool. But we're interested in bands that are primarily playing their OWN music, and writing their own songs, because the purpose of the show is to showcase the fantastic scope of original music from Northeast Ohio and Western Pa., and hopefully bring it to a wider audience while also getting people out to see these bands 'live'. If you're a cover band that's working on or has a few originals, that's great, we encourage that. But you're still a cover band. Keep working, get that set list to include mostly originals, and you'll have a MUCH better chance of making the cut!
Golden String Pabstolutely Fest 6 September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Golden String’s Pabstolutely Fest returns for the sixth straight year, bigger and better than ever! Proceeds from this event benefit Golden String, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides recreational activities to adults and children with special needs in our surrounding communities. Golden String is dedicated to enhancing the lives of the disabled through activities such as holiday parties, local sporting events, dances, weekend trips, camping and much more! We encourage everyone to arrive as early as possible for this fantastic event, as the music kicks off promptly at noon! Here’s the line-up of wonderful acts we have for you: 1.Punk Willie – Noon – 12:30 2.Thunder Vest – 12:45 – 1:15 3.The Whatleys – 1:30 – 2:00 4.Feckweed – 2:15 – 2:45 5.Sirens Everywhere – 3:00 – 3:30 6.Sam Goodwill – 3:45 – 4:15 7.Whiskey Daredevils – 4:30 – 5:15 8.Jason & The Punknecks (INSIDE BAR) – 5:15-6:00 9.Crazy & The Brains – 6:00 – 6:45 10.The Suede Brothers – 7:00 – 7:45 11.Mutts – 8:00 – 9:00 12.Daikaiju – 9:15 – 10:30 13.Turbo Lovers (INSIDE BAR) – 10:45 – 11:30 14.Modern Life (INSIDE BAR) – 11:45 – 12:30 Vendors: Bareknuckle Tattoo, Artist Dermagraphics, Rusty Waters T-Shirt Co., Youngstown Pulse Magazine, Salon Hapami, Bitter Hearts Tattoo, Touch The Moon Candy Saloon, One Hot Cookie, Gorilla Joe Printing, Amplified Arts Jewelry. Start: September 7, 2013 12:00 pm End: September 7, 2013 11:00 pm Event Category: music Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/297476767056133/Venue Royal Oaks Phone: (330) 744-5501 924 Oak St Youngstown, OH 44506 United States + Google Map Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheRoyalOaks