commented on The Secret Headliner This Saturday At The Blue Moon is....
@7 I obviously have no idea what your experience has been, but JJ has always been totally cool to the bands I've been in over the years. In fact, I just finalized booking a lineup with him yesterday. Straight forward, no bullshit. Better than a lot of bookers in this city.
commented on How Not To Book A Show
@15 Bullshit. I've dealt with hundreds of bookers over the last 15 years and 2 of the nicest and easiest to work with book bigger venues in Seattle. Eli at Neumos/Barboza and Alicia at The Crocodile are awesome people. I totally agree that in general bookers are my natural enemy (especially when booking tours), but the size of the venue has nothing to do with how much of an asshole the booker is. I tend to find that it's the shitty bars/venues that have the asshole bookers with a false sense of entitlement.
On a side note, I was the person that booked that show mentioned in the Gabriel Mintz article (band side, not club side). Yeah we got fucked, but it wasn't due to lack of research. We had played that venue quite a few times before that show and never had it work out like that before. The guy running the show that day was a total douche and screwed all of us over.