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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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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 to submit and vote on ideas. You can also...
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Showasis Launch!

We’ve been hard at work for what feels like an eternity. But now the day has finally arrived where Showasis is open for beta testers! Over the last few months you’ve submitted concert reviews, provided feedback on our website, and helped pioneer a new live music tool. Today that tool is ready and available to help you shape live music forever. This afternoon you will receive an email from us with your login and password if you pre-registered for the website by sharing a concert review at In that email you will find instructions on how to login, change your password, and begin...
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Great Quotes From Music Thoughts

Looking for some interesting quotes about music and art? Or just looking for some inspiration in general? You might want to check out, a website compiled by the famous Derek Sivers. Mr. Sivers is one of my role models and someone that inspires me on a regular basis despite the fact that we’ve never met. His collection of live music quotes is the best I’ve seen, and I think you’ll have some fun exploring them. Visit and click “Random Thought” until your hearts content. Below are a few of my favorites. I would also encourage you to submit...
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