Episode 008: Promoting NJ Shows w/ Heath Miller
From 98-2001 My weekends were as follows: Go to a show to see local bands play or play said shows with my band Lanemeyer. Afterwords I would go to diners or random parking lots, smoke cigarettes and talk about life with friends I made from these shows.
Thanks to show promoters, like Heath Miller, anyone in the scene had something to do pretty much every weekend. Heath and a ton of other promoters saw that they could be the ones to organize events where we could all come together and create a ruckus.
In this interview we talk about:
- How some bands would do stupid shit
- Kids that would just attend shows in certain areas
- The equipment he started out with
- How he always made sure to pay people what they were promised even if the show sucks
- How bands would never turn down their amps so people could hear the vocals
- How it’s sketchy for bands to stay and random peoples homes after a show when they are on tour
- His dropkick Murphy’s show in Teaneck American legion where he crammed X people in the hall
- His State Farm commercial at said legion hall
- We do some googling about random band facts
- How the kids these days are making more EDM
- Shows that he’s still booking
- How he beat fat mike in poker
- Crazy stories about shows
- And a ton more
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