Call me a hipster, but I love hearing about things before they are “cool”. Not because I want to beat someone to the next trend, but because I love an underdog. As independent musicians, we are all underdogs in a way. We work around not having a record labels marketing budget by blowing up our friends facebook feeds with events, new music, and announcements. Often times it falls on deaf ears. Its not that people don’t respect the work we’re putting in… It’s just not their thing. For one reasons or another, local music doesn’t get the time of day that a song getting played on the radio would. So I’ve decided to try and change that.
I have a point that I want to really drive home with this entry before I dive into the topic, and that is that you owe it to yourself to open your ears and hearts to the locals. For ten years I’ve been seeing artists from my hometown that can easily rival acts on the national stage, and I want you to see them, too. So here’s what we’re going to do.
The 4th Friday of Every month, I will be hosting a series called “The Independent Revolution” at Keynote Cafe (227 south fourth street, Jeannette PA. 15644). These events will feature interviews and 30 minute sets from local artists on the rise. My mission with these shows is to get everyone ore involved. That’s why we ask each artist a few questions about themselves and their musical journeys. We want you to get to know and love them like we do. Another cool thing about these shows is that they are an affordable night out! There’s a $10 dollar door charge, but everything else is covered! All you can eat pizza, beverages, and adults are even allowed to bring their own bottle of whatever they choose to sip on!
When you combine the passion of these local musicians to the relaxing artistic vibe of Keynote Cafe, you get a complete picture of what it means to be a part of a not only thriving, but blossoming local music scene that is second to none. I will not rest until i show everyone!
If you would like to see show dates for “The Independent Revolution” series and more, head over here: https://bradabbottmusic.com/shows
Thank you for reading, I’ll talk to you soon!
Your friend,Brad Abbott