August 13

The Localist: The Difference Between Good and Bad Press

I’ve been hearing complaints from bands over the last year that the quality of press coverage has been just plain awful. Not that blogs are giving harsher or more negative reviews of their music – but that the coverage is oftentimes riddled with spelling errors, or simply repeats information contained in the artist’s press materials. […]

August 12

BCF Select Shows – Week of 8.12.19

A selection of shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 @ 7pm – House of Songs presents¬†@ Brooklyn Rooftop. This rooftop event will feature two Big City Folk regulars Jo Kroger and E. W. Harris as well as Our Man in the Field and Aviva Jaye. Guaranteed […]

August 09

The Localist: Timeline for Scheduling Release of a Record

So you are nearing a fully mixed and mastered EP or LP and want to work out the release. What does a typical timeline for release look like? Many musicians rush the process without proper planning and ultimately it results in a release that gets no exposure. To properly work a roll out of a […]

August 07

The Localist: Introduction to Home Recording (Commercial Standards)

When listeners and reviewers take in a new piece of music, there are a variety of unconscious standards relating to the general sound and production that inform their opinions of the music within the first few seconds of listening. I’ll refer to these standards as “commercial standards”. If you put music out for commercial consumption […]

August 05

BCF Select Shows – Week of 8.5.19

A selection of shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 @ 8pm – Niall Connolly & Friends @ New York Beer Company. The Monday Night Sessions return to Hell’s Kitchen this week with the Cork-born Singer/Songwriter and his colleagues. (Event) — Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 @ 7pm […]

July 30

BCF Select Shows – Week of 7.29.19

A selection of shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 8pm – Niall Connolly & Friends @ New York Beer Company. The Monday Night Sessions return to Hell’s Kitchen this week with the Cork-born Singer/Songwriter and his colleagues. (Event) — Tuesday, July 30, 2019 @ 7pm […]

July 22

BCF Select Shows – Week of 7.22.19

A selection of shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 8pm – Niall Connolly & Friends @ New York Beer Company. The Monday Night Sessions return to Hell’s Kitchen this week with the Cork-born Singer/Songwriter and his colleagues. (Event) — Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 6:30pm […]

July 17

The Localist: Introduction to Home Recording (or The $500 Studio)

Even in the indie music and folk music industries, it is still very common for people to do their recording work in a studio, oftentimes with producers and additional musicians. The costs of doing so can be very prohibitive, though some recording studios are certainly more budget friendly than others. Recording at home, however, can […]

July 15

BCF Select Shows – Week of 7.15.19

A selection of shows from the infinite sea of events in NYC this week: Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 8pm – Niall Connolly & Friends @ New York Beer Company. The Monday Night Sessions return to Hell’s Kitchen this week with the Cork-born Singer/Songwriter and his colleagues. (Event) — Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 10pm […]

July 15

The Localist: The Fear of Losing Relevance

I released a single last year, which is something I don’t usually do. I had a leftover song about holiday melancholy that I had sitting around and decided to officially release it. It bumped up my Spotify hits for about a month (the month leading up to Christmas) and as it turns out, it was […]