A couple months ago Jim McCormick out of London, Ontario launched a website dedicated to garnering attention for shows scheduled to take place in and around his home town. A musician himself, McCormick is all about the live experience. And let’s face it, if you call yourself a musician you sure as hell better be able to deliver them studio goods to the stage and impress the hell out of the folks buying your music. This is a call to arms.
I was recently asked to contribute to the site, and agreeable sort that I am – not to mention a shameless Canadian flag-waver – I decided to add my two cents to the AllStage site where required. Thus, along with whatever news bits we deem worthy for the site’s format I’ll be posting a monthly editorial on whatever tickles my fancy or irritates the hell out of me at that moment in time.
All that said, for any musicians / bands from the Southern Ontario region reading this – independent or signed – that are out hitting the clubs, school auditoriums, arenas or grocery store openings, please let us know and we’ll put your name in lights. And for artists from in and around Canada, the US or anywhere else, if you happen to find yourself descending upon Ontario for some shows drop us a line as well.
For fans of live music, the site offers an ever growing listing of bands, solo artists and venues in and around the London area. The site is still under construction, so I expect things are going to expand over the next several months to include a larger portion of Ontario. I’ll keep you posted.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to get the word out, no matter if you’re metal, rock, country, folk, pop or a mix of all of ’em.