Hey, Kind of a weird thing that I'm starting this on new years day, but its been a long time coming;
I've had a growing frustration with the infustructure of the Houston Music scene. Basically, I have a hard time finding local rock bands that I like. Nobody does flyers anymore, and the ways we have to find out about music are not very good.
There are venue websites, these are sometimes hard to navigate, or they don't display properly, also you have to be really looking before you even go to theese, and most of the venues will book anyone who will get people in the door... they have no quality filter at all. Another way to look for shows is to look on facebook events. this is sometimes a good way, but Facebook's algorithms tend to show me things I am not interested in or things I already know about, or just memes. Also the "no quality filter" problem comes up occasionally.
Space City Rock was always a good source, but it really lists everything and Its hard for me to tell what I care about from its list just by looking..... "George Strait @ Reliant" could be listed on a line adjacent to "Molotov Compromise @ White Swan".
Craigslist musicians is either "I am a 15 year old guitarist looking for lead guitarist, bassist, drummer, singer, keyboard player, brass, and anything else to complete band" or "singer songwriter from (city/state) seeking views on new Ep" or a few other CL tropes. no real conversation there, just loose threads that add up to not a whole lot.
I had a lot of hope for bandcamp, but I cant get it to display just Rock music from Houston. Every time I've tried, I got a mix of ambient trance, chopped and screwed, hardcore bands, and folk duo's. I guess I didn't realize that Rock and Roll was so much to ask for.
So, that said, I wanted to create a website that focuses on: