Mosh Pit Etiquette: Oxymoron or Sensible Thought?

‘MOSH PIT’ ETIQUETTE: Oxymoron or Sensible Thought? By Clay Smith ‘Mosh pit’ and etiquette; these two words don’t collide very often- not nearly as often as kids do at metal and hardcore shows, that’s for sure. With the advent of ‘moshcore’ bands who readily become brawl soundtracks, the aggression expected of fans is pushed ever further. “Don’t get involved in [a mosh pit] if you don’t want to get hurt,” one fan contends. But, is physical harm inevitable to those who mosh? With musical and subcultural lines blurring, the need for a...
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‘Recently Added’ to My iTunes: Defeater – Empty Days and Sleepless Nights

‘Recently Added’ to My iTunes Defeater – Empty Days and Sleepless Nights One of our favorite music bloggers is back again. Clay Smith, vocalist of the always entertaining Sleep Serapis Sleep, is here to author a new series on the Showasis Blog called ‘Recently Added’. Clay will take us through what’s new in his iTunes and share some of the most candid and insightful album reviews that you’re going to find on the web. On playlists with: Rosetta, Verse, The Carrier Empty Days and Sleepless Nights, the latest and double-featured release from...
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‘Recently Added’ to My iTunes: Conditions – Fluorescent Youth

‘Recently Added’ to My iTunes Conditions – Fluorescent Youth One of our favorite music bloggers is back again. Clay Smith, vocalist of the always entertaining Sleep Serapis Sleep, is here to author a new series on the Showasis Blog called ‘Recently Added’. Clay will take us through what’s new in his iTunes and share some of the most candid and insightful album reviews that you’re going to find on the web. On playlists with: Saosin, Thrice, Anberlin I don’t mean to undermine the success of truly deserving artists, but it goes without saying that there is...
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Railroad Revival Tour: Concert Return on Attendance

Last year we wrote about a concept called Concert Return on Attendance (CROA) -  the value that a concertgoer receives from attending a live music event days after the event itself. Now as the music industry progresses and bands experiment with new business models we are starting to see more and more examples of this coming to life. Take the Railroad Revival Tour for example… This April, Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show will embark on a tour unlike any in recent memory. Traveling exclusively in vintage rail cars, the three bands will...
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Now Accepting Ideas

You’ve seen the new Showasis. You’ve reviewed your favorite bands, venues, and concerts. And you’ve made your voice heard. Now it’s time to do it again. We’ve opened up a Feedback forum for you to submit and vote on suggestions to improve the website. We’ll be the first to admit that we’re not perfect and there is a long list of improvements to be made in the coming weeks. However our first priority is implementing your ideas. Look for the orange ‘Feedback’ tab on all pages or go to showasis.uservoice.com to submit and vote on ideas. You can also...
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