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It’s been nearly five years since Adam Lazzara, John Nolan, Anthony Green and Ben Homola took to privately closing out their summer tour stops with improvised, instrument-less displays of their far-reaching creative talents. Now, the Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive, and Grouplove supergroup, Fuckin Whatever, are actively collaborating for the first time ever. It seems a strange twist of fate that a collective first […]

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Liz Garo announced in November that she was leaving her talent buyer role at Spaceland Presents. A fixture of the Los Angeles music scene for more than 20 years, she reflects on a year without concerts — viewed through the prism of the final pre-pandemic show she booked, a neighborhood gig with Mapache, one year ago.

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With independent music venues imperiled and legislation to help them stalled with the rest of the pandemic relief package, the three-day Save Our Stages Fest, set for Oct. 16-18, will benefit NIVA’s relief fund.

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Your local independent music venues are in trouble. You can help #saveourstages by supporting the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) – an organization of nearly 2000 music venues and promoters who have joined together to fight for the survival of the independent music business. Independent music venues provide inspiration and joy for music lovers – and are critical to the development of new artists – including many of your favorites. When surveyed, 90% of NIVA members said that if the shutdown lasts 6 months or more and there’s not federal assistance, they will be shuttered forever. Take action now. Make […]

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Business owners and employees across the world have been navigating the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic that has put many out of work. Venues are no different as shows have been canceled and postponed since March. Now, with 90% of independent venues fearing they’ll never reopen if the shutdown continues past 6 months, artists […]

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A new video-on-demand concert series will launch later this month with Kenny Loggins performing a fully-produced concert on Sunday, June 28 at Santa Barbara’s historic Lobero theatre. The Lobero Theatre is California’s oldest, continuously operating theater which opened on February 22, 1873. The live streamed show will be performed without an audience and with strict […]

Outpost in the Burbs, a music venue in Montclair, NJ, has joined the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), a group of more than 1200 independent music venues and promoters in all 50 states. NIVA is seeking legislative and regulatory assistance at this difficult time for independent venues, which were the first to close and may […]

[Photo via: Pexels/Wolfgang] Last month, more than 800 music venues banded together forming the National Independent Venue Association and now they’re asking for help from the public. The organization is getting people who want to help their favorite music venues to join in. They’re requesting people to send their local government representative a letter encouraging […]