LOUD & LOCAL - SUNDAYS @ 11PM
How to submit your music for Loud & Local:
1. Have a recording. Preferably CD, but MP3 is ok too, as long as it doesn't sound like garbage. If you have a cassette, punch yourself in the face, then get a CD. You can send or bring your stuff in to us at:
C/O Nick Nash
1015 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
2. E-mail me your info HERE. General stuff...band name, members, some bands you've played with. I don't care about your shoe size.
3. Make sure the tunes you're sending me are radio friendly. I know you can't avoid using the F-word in that song about your ex-girlfriend, but edit it out for broadcast. I like my job, and I'd rather not lose it.
4. Don't get all jacked if I don't pick your music to be on the show. I get a ton of CDs and demos every week. Sometimes your CD isn't of very good quality, sometimes the songs just aren't very good. I mean this in a good way. Keep playing, keep recording, keep submitting.
I started Loud & Local in 2007 as an outlet for local rock bands to have their music heard by a mainstream audience. I'm not a judge - the audience is.
THIS IS A VELOCIRAPTOR.
In light of the trashfest on the North Shore during the Kenny Chesney concert over the weekend, I've compiled my list of the most irritating concert behaviors. Debate in the comments section.
5) The guy that trashes the venue/parking lot.
You’re the entitled Millenial. Nobody – not even local law enforcement – is going to stop you from having the time of your life. Even if the time of your life involves getting obscenely drunk and trashing everything around you. Finish that beer? Drop it wherever. Leftover hot dogs? Right on the pavement. Who cares, right? You’re here to have fun.
4) The guy playing music in the parking lot
The tailgate maestro. The full entertainment package. You show up to the parking lot super early and set up your makeshift stage. As the guests trickle in, you soulfully croon your favorite cover songs – maybe even toss in an original, if the world is ready. Strum that guitar, baby. This is your big break. The main stage next to the portajohns.
3) The guy throwing stuff at the stage
So the band you’re seeing rocks. They kick ass. Maybe they suck? They suck horribly. Whatever your reason, the only way to express your excitement/anger is to pick something up – anything – and hurl it directly at the stage. Love this song? Throw a water bottle. Hate the setlist? Toss your shoe. You’re not sure what your name is? Poop in your hand and fling it. It doesn’t matter.
2) The mosh pit/crowd surf guy
Your favorite band is intense. You’re excited to be here. So excited in fact, you can only express your enthusiasm by frantically punching everyone near you. After you’ve KO’d the first ten rows, it only makes sense for you to climb onto a stranger’s back and hurl yourself into the crowd like a rock and roll Batman.
1) The guy filming the show on a cell phone
You’re the next Scorcese. A concert-film visionary. You’ve paid hundreds of dollars for good seats and VIP parking just to get the best spot in the venue – only to watch the entire show on a five inch iPhone screen. YouTube will never be the same, you think. The commenters will swoon and the trolls will be speechless. Your family and coworkers will ask to watch your footage repeatedly. With your next-level ingenuity, humans may never go to another concert again. Why would they, with your shakycam goodness to share with the world?