From New York Magazine, a reminder that you should be looking to your friends and family to populate your FIRST show in the area — after that, you should be building your audience from the friends that those folks brought to your gig.
Well if your Will and Grace fine but I am
over here in Green Acres; South Dakota!
I like the cell phone article the best.
Then the point’s even stronger for you… for your very first show, no matter WHERE you’re starting to play, it’s great (if not essential) to rely on family and friends. The request to make when you invite them to the show is to bring THEIR friends. Those guests are the link to the audience you need to reach to pack your gigs EVERY week.