Please welcome DNA Lounge's new talent buyer, Gene Maze! He's going to be focusing on booking more live music here, and on getting those shows the promotion they deserve.
We're looking for an intern to assist him in this: please pass along our Craigslist job posting to anyone you think might be interested!
Intern: Booking and Promotions
Learn to work with local, regional and national acts to build successful concerts and events. Learn aspects ranging from ticketing, expense breakdowns, promotions, press releases, plus relations with tour management and performing artists.
You will be assisting the DNA talent buyer in researching acts and working up offers as well as the creation and management of information databases. You will be involved in handling press, marketing and publicity. Duties may include gathering contact information for members of the press, managing artist's promotional material, working one-on-one with artists as a stage manager, creating advertisements, maintaining DNA's social networking sites and many other small, detail-oriented tasks. Artist hospitality includes greeting performers and handling show guest lists. Some street promotion is also expected.
Ideal candidates are interested in a wide range of music styles, interested in working in a live music venue; they should be internet savvy and proficient with basic computer tasks. Graphic design skills are also helpful.
Don't forget about the New Model Army show tomorrow: they're great.
Hubba Hubba was also, but I will tell you about one awesome aspect in particular, and that is Pruno. If you have not read Eric Gillin's fine essay on Pruno, go read that now. I'll wait. ("Remember to feel the hate!")
Yeah, so. Jared wanted to do something prisony in the way of drink specials, so he was serving normal cocktails Pruno-style: in a zip-loc baggie, with a straw. In the hands of Inmate Kingfish in this photo is, if I'm not mistaken, a Mojito. A "prunojito" if you will.
So remember those new bathroom signs I had made? Someone stole one already. They tore it right off the men's room door near the end of the last New Wave City.
Fortunately I had a spare (the original prototype) of that particular sign. But come on, what the fuck!
I just can't have nice things.
As you may have noticed, we turned off publing posting to it a few months ago, mostly due to rampant shitcockery. (There were too many people who don't know the difference between "funny" and "mean". Plus, we were tired having to explain to a band's manager why the audience just insulted the band in glowing lights, or having to explain to people who run competing events why spamming our sign with their own advertisements twice a minute was not cool.)
So John's talk was partly about the technical aspects of getting the thing working, but mostly about the aforementioned shitcockery.
He's giving the talk again at the Web 2.0 conference at Moscone on Friday at 10AM, for those of you who are into that sort of thing.
Thanks to the help of the fine folks at Justin.TV, the Flash-based webcast seems to be a lot more stable now, so I've made it a bit more obvious on the webcast page. Next time we're open and you're watching the webcast, give the Flash version a try instead of the RealVideo version, and let me know if it seems notably better or worse.
Also: FREE FOOD this Saturday at New Wave City! We're trying to build awareness of the fact that we have a kitchen now, so this Saturday starting at 11PM, we'll be serving up food for free from 11pm until supplies run out. Burritos, quesadillas, sausages, nachos, etc.
Besides trying to make more people aware that our kitchen actually exists, the other reason we're doing this is that our appeal hearing for the under-21 permits is coming up, and one of the things we intend to do in court is rebut ABC's claim that our kitchen is somehow inadequate for serving a reasonable volume of food. So this Saturday, we're going to serve just as much food as we possibly can, to demonstrate beyond any doubt that when the demand is there, so is the supply. So please, come and eat!
Also, if you live within 100 feet of DNA Lounge, and you think that we are awesome, and are willing to testify in court to our awesomeness, please mail me. (At this time, we only need testimony from close neighbors.)