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Re: [Hybrid] Re: SF Show Reflection

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  • Ryan Stevenson
    distinctive also does not provide much in the way of tour or promo funds, which is why they have limited dates in the US (after the Aussie shows)... at least
    Message 1 of 13 , Mar 22, 2007
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      distinctive also does not provide much in the way of tour or promo funds,
      which is why they have limited dates in the US (after the Aussie shows)...
      at least thats the impression i got after speaking with the boys

      ryan


      On 3/20/07, zem_the_mattress <Zem_the_mattress@...> wrote:
      >
      > > I wish I had taken a picture of the crowd it was packed in there
      > > and that is rare for a Thursday night show that started at 11:45
      > > and with absolutely no advertising that I saw in the city paper. I
      > > think credit is due to this board and word of mouth that filled the
      > > night club. The boys were quite pleased with the crowd and the
      > > response they were getting as Chris said, "We always love coming to
      > > San Fransico" in his closing remarks before leaving stage.
      >
      > I wanted to expound on this point a bit:
      >
      > The PR machine for Hybrid is horrible. It's amazing that grassroots
      > promotion got the sort of response it did get for the SF (and I presume LA
      > too) shows. But I only heard of this about 2.5 weeks prior, and that's
      > because I was looking for it (thanks Drew). And I am pretty on top of the
      > scene around here. I can typically expect flyers, promo e-mails from
      > distinctive + local promoters, and Myspace bulletins. There were none of
      > these things until around a week in advance. While I am a pretty tireless
      > and effective Hybrid pusher, I know a couple of people who discovered them
      > at Coachella and then heard nothing about the current tour. So, when I get
      > the ubiquitous (for myspace world) random myspace mail asking: "Dude, what's
      > Hybrid been up to?" the day after the LA show, it saddens me to tell him he
      > just missed the local date.
      >
      > In my humble - but passionately held - opinion, this is regrettable, and I
      > would think preventable. Many lesser (but sadly more popular) talents are
      > better advertised than our boys. Don't know if this is a
      > Chaotica/Distinctive issue or what, but I sincerely hope it changes in the
      > future...
      >
      > ...off rant mode
      >
      > Dave
      >
      > [[[Moderator (Alan) says: Whilst this issue may have some little to do
      > with Hybrid/Distinct'ive in that they should certainly promote their dates
      > to their fan-base this is surely more of an issue with the promoter (I use
      > the term loosely).]]]
      >
      >
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