This month Rob, along with Bartholemew Owl (who promotes gigs in Edinburgh under the name The Gentle Invasion), will publish Don't Make a Scene, a how-to zine detailing everything you need to know to put on DIY, underground gigs in your town or city (or village - there is an article on promoting gigs in smaller towns or rural spaces).
DMAS has contributions from a number of DIY promoters from around the UK: Glasgow, London, Bristol, Sheffield, Newcastle and many more. These contributions cover all the nitty gritty of promoting, from how to write a budget, to what you need to know about licensing law and even a beginners guide to sound engineering.
Based on my experiences with ACTH in Oxford, I'm honoured to have contributed a section on how to publicise DIY gigs - the 'promoting' part of promotion, covering posters, web publicity, ticket sales etc. The zine is absolutely fantastic. It's a huge treasure trove of information, and a beautiful object too: riso printed on recycled paper, with pictures from a range of talented illustrators throughout.
You can read more about Don't Make a Scene here, and order a copy for only £5 including delivery here.
|A selection of posters for ACTH gigs|