You need to understand your audience. If you record as a purist, you need to pitch your music to purists - Almost exclusively. Because most of us want to hear pop/rock/blues/hip-hop/indie alt/etc music where everything is tight and in tune
Stage banter: How to win your audience over between songs Do you know what the difference is between stand-up comics and a musician is? They tell jokes, you play music. That's about it... ok, obviously that's not the only thing, but I'm driving...
There are PLENTY of places you can pitch your press. Think outside your circles into international waters, baby! If you don't know what your local press looks like, it's time to figure that out. It's as easy as searching Google or Instagram. They're not trying to hide from you, you just have to look through all the garbage out there.
Precrastinate my lovely! Don't wait till the day of the show to get everything together! Move all that stress up and spread it out through the upcoming month! I promise you'll enjoy your set if you do these things!
How to not be late. Can it really be that simple? Not sure how long it takes to get somewhere? Open google maps (**** apple maps, Steve Job's ghost gives terrible directions) see how long it takes to get to your destination and add fifteen minutes.
You have probably already written a few things that sound disjointed, maybe you've even done it accidentally (haha, scrub)! Learn some prose from the pros!
Trying to get to the next level? You need someone to help you get there! Duh. What do Spotify playlists and open mic nights have in common? Gatekeepers and Key masters. Let's go find out where Zuul is.
If you notice a lack of professionalism in somebody and you keep using that person and getting frustrated, that is not on them that is on you.
The rhythm hand deserves some extra love! Stop telling yourself that someone will take care of the heavy lifting with guitar. Stop being the weak link in the band. Learn to play the damn guitar! It's nothing complicated, so don't feel overwhelmed. You just need to dedicate a little additional focus on specific techniques.