We book shows on occasion if there is something coming through that we like
or want to support. We have several venues to book shows here in Providence.
Our goal is to bring good tours/bands to town. We may only do a show every
other month, or sometimes three in one month, it depends on whatï¿½s happening
at the time. We generally will not book a show we donï¿½t have time to promote
properly, or do two shows in the same week. If we canï¿½t put 100% into the
show, weï¿½d rather let someone do it who can. To do otherwise would be in
insult to the bands on tour and the audience, and that is not what weï¿½re
here to do. Feel free to contact us about shows if you are looking to play
in Providence. Be prepared to hear a NO as well, if we are not into it. We
will give you some other contacts if we can't help you.
When we book shows, we usually aim for foreign touring bands, bands we have
known as friends, or bands we want to see play in this town. Any band that
has the dedication to come tour deserves our help and support. We will book
any band of any genre of music, as long as we are actually interested in it
and can get a venue for the night that is appropriate for the show. We deal
direct with bands, and we deal with booking agents. It doesn't matter to us.
We however will NOT do guarantees, or sign contracts. When we book a show,
we do our part as far as promotion and booking the show goes, but the draw
you get is what you get. As a general rule we don't do more than cover our
minimal expenses, and the bands get the majority of the pay everytime we
book a show. We're not booking agents, we're not trying to make a living
booking shows, we're a record shop run by two people who like music and want
good shows to come to Providence. We both have been in bands for a long time
and have been on many tours. We do our best to do it right.
Generally we try to put two local bands on each show. Our ideal show is four
bands generally, as the attention span for people attending is usually good
for that many. We try our best to rotate local bands through all our shows,
and we feel it can be good to mix genres musically if we feel exposing
different crowds to new music is worth a try. We canï¿½t possibly book every
band around, so weï¿½re picky about who goes on which show. If we canï¿½t
accomodate your desire to play, we can probably get you in touch with
someone who can. If you want to play, send us some kind of demo tape, vinyl,
or cd we can listen to, not your website/MP3 site as we do not have time or
interest in spending all day on the computer. We will not go to your Myspace
to listen to your music. Mail it to the Armageddon Shop address, or drop it
off with your contact and any other pertinent information we should have,
and weï¿½ll get back to you if what you're doing fits a particular show we
Contact us with your email and we will let you know about shows we are booking. You can also check Lots Of Noise for other Providence and regional events.