All right, so here’s the deal: YouTube channels are dicey. We know. We get it. Sometimes, artists are apprehensive about less-than-stellar-quality video of their performances being out there. Sometimes, people simply just don’t enjoy being videoed. Sometimes, there’s some annoying group of friends around you when you take said video and their dialogue drowns out most of the music you’re trying to hear.
Again: We get it. We know all of these things.
But riddle us this: How else are people supposed to find out about local artists, especially if the local artists have either A) never been into a studio or B) never had the money and/or time and/or resources to help spread the word about what they do? So often people tell us they’d love to check out a local band or go to a weekend show … but they have no idea what they’re getting into, so instead of opting for the local talent, they decide to listen to the radio and go see the new “Planet Of The Apes” movie. It’s sad, really. Sadder than sad.
Thus, behold our brand-new YouTube channel. Ready for this ridiculous link? Good:
The point of the channel is to help visualize the Frederick music scene. Yes, until we get any money (read: never), these things will be lo-fi, and yes, the production will more often than not be suspect (read: from a mobile device). And as you’ll see if you click over, there’s also a good possibility that some of the clips won’t even be of full songs. No matter. All we want to do is help spread the word about all the great things this music scene can offer. Nothing more. Nothing less. If someone asks us to take down a video, we will happily comply. If someone whines about the quality of a video, we would like to offer the following preemptive strike in return: WAHHHHHH!
Either way, this tiny channel, to us at least, is worth it. It allows readers and local music fans alike to actually check out some of the stuff that’s going down in and around Frederick. Why? Because words can only convey so much and playlists can only spin so many times before you want to get a sense of what the real thing is like. That’s why. So, click on over, have a look at any of our videos (there are only five for now, but that’s going to grow; trust us), and check back to see what other goodies we might be able to compile as we set forth on this mission to make Frederick a legitimate destination for anyone looking to consume great local original music. There’s just too much wonderful stuff happening to turn a blind eye toward it all. So, put on some glasses, grab some headphones, and have a look.
Oh, and for anyone who would like to unleash some quality whining at any point (just kidding: WE LOVE YOU ALL!), you can follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not discriminate: All forms of whining are welcome.