Sandwiched around St. Patrick’s Day, Ross, Vinnie, and myself give you a soundtrack to keep your drinking going.

Though shows like this in NYC do not pay as well as other places, I do appreciate the fact that most clubs have a backline. For the laymen, backline is when a club provides amplifiers and speakers. That mean I only need to show up with my bass and whatever pedals I may require. For clubs, it allows a quicker set-up and breakdown between acts. It means that I do not need to lug around any amps.

March 16, 2009 at 11pm
Ross Byron
Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen Street
New York City 10002
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March 18, 2009 at 11:59pm
Ross Byron
Trash Bar
256 Grand St. between Driggs & Roebling
Williamsburg, NY 11211
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So what is the allure of playing in NYC? The possibility of being discovered? The chance of building a larger fan base because of the dense population on Manhattan island? If I had to play these gig for my sole source of income, I’d starve to death. Does that mean I don’t enjoy them? Absolutely not. I love it. Playing these rooms are fun. Getting new people to hear your original music is quite a rush. Nevertheless, in many ways, it is a more a labor of love than labor for profit’s sake.