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House Concerts

poll Have you ever been to or hosted a house concert
I've hosted one
I've hosted more than one
I have been to one
I have never been to one
There are concerts at people's houses?
  31 Votes - 19 Posts
   Discussion: House Concerts
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 17 years, 4 months ago
I just hosted my third house concert; this one was by Jim Infantino. There are few things more fun than hosting a house concert. I've been to many including many by FHDCers. The first one I went to was this weird Canadian band that most of you never heard, something like Moxy Frugal, that played at Lori and Steve's house. Have you ever hosted a house concert? Have you been to any?
Agent Scully Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
Yup. Great Atomic power played one in Burlington Ontario at the house of the woman who is in charge of the programming for Festivals in that area.
Mamalissa! · 17 years, 4 months ago
I'm thinking of hosting one here in Boston. We can probably accomodate around 25-30 people if we move stuff around right.

Any ideas as to who to invite to play? I'd like to invite someone without a large Boston fan-base so they can have some exposure up here. So, like, Russell and Jim are out.

One suggestion was Ian Campbell Smith.

Also, who in the area would be interested in coming?  We're in Brookline.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
You know I would. His first name is spelled Iain. The Scots apparently put extra vowels in.

My other recommendation is Jonathan Coulton.
Bender Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
Oh, hell yes.  *Hell* yes.
trunger is counting... · 17 years, 4 months ago
I actually did one with the good Mr. Bill.
Songbill Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
Good times.
Rimbo · 17 years, 4 months ago
My choice isn't up there.

I've never attended a house concert, or hosted one, but I've played one before. Does that count?
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
Good point. Did you vote for attended or hosted?
Rimbo Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
I voted for attended, because it was at somebody else's house, and technically, I did attend.
K-Lyn · 17 years, 4 months ago
Wish I could do it again!!!
Josh Woodward Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
Yep, I've seen two Peter house concerts, and I think that's it. Very good stuff!
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 17 years, 4 months ago
Well, I've been to several house concerts and have hosted just one, so far. I hope to host my second one sometime in March, once I can finalize negotiations, which I hope will be soon.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
If they give you any trouble with the negotiations let me know. I'll have a little "talk" with them; give them an offer they can't refuse. You get a lot more accomplished with a kind word and a horse's head in a bed than a kind word alone.
Paul · 17 years, 4 months ago
Never hosted one. Laura and I went to one at Meredith Tarrs' house to see Nerissa & Katrina Nields.
dave "buh" · 17 years, 4 months ago
I live in a condo but we have a "Lounge" that should probably hold, I dunno, maybe 30-40 people? Just need a band!
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 16 years, 4 months ago
I just hosted my fourth house concert. It doesn't get old. It is an incredible amount of fun. I was smart this time and had a pot luck dinner. That meant that much less work for me and that much better food for everyone else. It is part party part concert and all fun. If you have the space go for it. You'd be surprised at who you can get to play. I generally go for people not that well known because I like introducing my friends to artists. This time it was Lipbone Redding. I know he can always win over a crowd. It was my first time having a band play. It has always been solo artists before. It was cool having a stand up bass player and a percussionist with conga drums and a home made marimba playing.
Paul D. Beasi · 16 years, 4 months ago
I hosted the Winterpills (well just Philip and Flora) and that was a blast.
Wrenn · 16 years, 3 months ago
I was at that one Gordon mentioned at Lori and Steve's. I've also attended a couple other ones, in Baltimore and in Boston. (I 'wander' a lot) Host one?? no, not yet. After I buy my new house I'll think about it. (But I'm staying in Delaware)

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