The Pierless Music Gig Guide

A decision has been made to shut down the Pierless Music Gig Guide.

As explained in this previous post: http://pierlessmusic.co.uk/the-pierless-music-gig-guide/ we never intended providing a gig guide anyway and only did so to fill a gap in the market and to help those who were lost without local gig info.

So, when it came to our attention that the Ultimate Alternative had resurfaced and was providing a Gig Guide once again, albeit only as a website, we started to question whether it was worth coninuing with our own.

After discussions with The UA, Pierless Music have decided to shut down our own gig guide and provide you with a link to The UA’s guide, with their permission.

Just click on the ‘Gig Guide’ link to find it, the same as before:

http://pierlessmusic.co.uk/calendar/

You can also find info there about how to get you gig, or event included in the guide.

Pierless Music would like to thank all of those who have supported our Gig Guide in the past. We’d also like to say a big thank you to Lily Foster who has looked after our Gig Guide for us. Without her it wouldn’t have worked the way that it did.

Local Music Show Podcasts

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts here on the Pierless Music website I am currently involved with Hastings Rock radio station and every Sunday during May I am presenting a show dedicated to original local music.

I’m pleased to say that I’ve now started podcasting these shows and the first two are now uploaded to the Hastings Rock Mixcloud site for your listening pleasure.

You can find them here:

Latest Hastings Rock’s Cloudcasts on Mixcloud

The remaining two Local Music Shows will also be uploaded over the coming couple of weeks.

You can find out more about Hastings Rock here: http://www.hastingsrock.co.uk/

Enjoy.

Local Music News – May 2013

Here’s my Local Music News column that appeared in the 3rd May issue of the Hastings Observer.

“Just as last month was all about singer/songwriters & possibly the lighter side of the local musical spectrum, this month it’s all about Rock with a capital ‘R’!

You wait for a much promised album from one of Hastings finest exponents of Rock music & then two come along at once.

Just last week Hornet released their debut album “Skies Are Falling”, but only to a select group of loyal fans. The rest of the world has to wait until June for the full album release.
Why? Well the production of “Skies Are Falling” was funded purely by Hornet’s fans via Pledge Music, one of several new ways for musicians to help further their careers, without the need for a traditional record company.
You can still help the band & get your hands on the album before everyone else by visiting: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/hornetdebutalbum

The month of May see’s the release of the eagerly anticipated new 9 track album by local rockers Arivmia, entitled “Echoes From The Wilderness”.
To celebrate this the band have an official album launch gig at The Carlisle on Saturday 11th May. Entry is free & will include a live set by Arivmia, plus support & even an after show party. You can buy your copy of the album on the night too.
Apparently, this is the only local scheduled gig by Arivmia in 2013, so don’t miss out.
More info can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/Arivmia

Both Hornet & Arivmia are bound to be played during May’s 28 day broadcast of Hastings Rock radio, which starts on Saturday May 4th on 87.7FM. As are Otti Albietz & Harvey Summers, who were featured in last months column.
I shall be presenting a dedicated Local Music Show on Sunday evenings between 8-10pm. I hope you can join me.

Andy Gunton,
Pierless Music & Hastings Rock”

Pierless Music and The Great Escape

Pierless Music are very pleased to announce that they have got together with Never Been Kissed Promotions to promote a gig at this years The Great Escape Festival in Brighton.

‘The Great Escape Warm Up Party’ takes place on Wednesday, 15th May at The Hope, on Queens Road, Brighton. You can find the Facebook Event page here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/601367263207888/

This ‘Warm Up Party’ is one of the official pre festival gigs and features two bands from Hastings, which is why Pierless Music wanted to get involved. Those bands are The Kid Kapichi and Arivmia. The line up is completed by Ivy King, Classic Plastic and Plasticine.

The ‘Warm Up Party’ starts at 8pm and ends at 11.45pm. Entry is free for both The Great Escape Festival wristband holders and members of the public. So, why not come along and support two of Hastings finest original bands.

We are hoping that this will a great opportunity for both bands to get some great exposure in front of the movers and shakers of the music industry.

Find out more about The Great Escape Festival and the Warm Up Party here:

http://mamacolive.com/thegreatescape/

http://mamacolive.com/thegreatescape/the-alternative-escape-wednesday

See you there.

 

 

Hastings Rock radio (Again)

A while ago I posted about the return of Hastings Rock radio for its 20th anniversary broadcast. Well, the start of transmission is nigh and the radio station begins broadcasting on Saturday 4th May on 87.7FM locally and across the world via an Internet stream.

You may well have read a bit more about Hastings Rock via a recent article in the Hastings Observer: http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/local-news/radio-station-is-still-rocking-after-20-years-1-5016640

Hastings Rock prides itself on playing original local music during its 28 day broadcasts and this has been happening for most, if not all, of the 15 separate broadcasts that have taken place during those 20 years. 2013 will mark the 16th actual broadcast.

As mentioned in my previous post, I will be presenting a dedicated Local Music Show on Sunday evenings, in May, between 8 & 10pm. During those shows I shall try and fit in as much local music as I can and I already have more than enough to play, but I’m always open to hearing more.

Just because Hastings Rock is a rock station doesn’t mean that I’ll only be playing classic rock music though. I tend to try and stretch the musical boundaries of the station as much as I can during my Local Music Shows. Therefore, expect to hear Blues, Folk, World and much more besides. I do have to draw the line sometimes, but I have always tried to have what I call an ‘open ear policy’ when it comes to music.

Local music is also played as a part of Hastings Rocks ‘A List’. The best tracks that have been sent in will get regular airplay during normal scheduled shows throughout the 28 days. There aren’t many, if any, other radio stations that can claim to do that.

If you miss the Local Music Shows I do intend to post them as ‘Podcasts’ here on the Pierless Music site at some time. So, keep your eyes and ears peeled for that.

For more info about Hastings Rock, why not visit the stations website:

http://www.hastingsrock.co.uk/

Andy Gunton