I’ve got an exciting announcement to make! No, I’m not closing down ReadJunk.com. I’m pleased to announce a new website I’ll be working on this Spring/Summer called BeforeTheConcert.com. Before The Concert will be a web video series that will focus on bands & musicians before their concerts.
There are a lot of music sessions websites out there; a lot of good ones but too many indie rock bands honestly. The series will aim at getting a wider range of genres & styles represented. I want to try to do something different than just bands playing music sessions in random settings. There will be that of course, but I also want to focus on the behind the scenes stuff. How bands prepare, what do they do during their downtime; plus it would nice to get some stories from the bands or people I’m filming. So in a way, this will be documentary shorts but mixed with music sessions, interviews, goofing off and anything else bands will let me film. I’d also like to include a section of some bloopers and outtakes of me shooting because frankly, I’m going to mess up a bunch of times since this will be a new venture for me.
Right now, I have a huge list of bands I need to ask to participate but if you’re interested, be sure to hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll figure something out. As of right now, I don’t really have anyone else helping out with the series but I’m hoping to find 1 or 2 more people in the NYC area that will want to help out with filming, especially with audio portion. I don’t really know too much about the audio side of things so it would be nice to get some advice on that.
I don’t have a time frame of when this site will launch but I’m hoping to launch by Spring/beginning of Summer. In the meantime, you can follow BTC on Twitter and Facebook on the latest happenings. You can also check out some videos I’ve done on Vimeo as well.