What happens when your music rating social media site goes live? You put on a crazy concert, that’s what. MusicGrid.me mastermind Cliff Seal and his crew set up shop in the Music Room at Pizzeria Vesuvius this past weekend to celebrate the launch of the site. Supporters and weekend bar lurkers were treated to free pizza, beer and swag (you had to bring your own confidence, though), as well as musical stylings from Joshua Fletcher, Killing Floor, Dyess and Stonerider.
Though the entire show went rather smoothly, StoneRider experienced technical issues when they took the stage. The band played through the entire first song of their set with no vocals. Fans either didn’t mind or didn’t care. Heads were banged. As this was my first rock show, I always thought the term headbanging was arbitrary. I was genuinely concerned when the guy in front of me simulated whiplash during a violent car crash throughout the whole night. The look on my face must have been telling. Some good ol’ boys helped ease me through my initiation.
MusicGrid.me is a social media website that allows users to rate music socially and spark dialogue (or debate) on the worthiness of a specific album. These ratings can then be used by the public the next time they’re in the local — or online — music store.
(Note: We want to thank Branden for putting pen to paper on the rad evening we had a couple of months back! Here’s to many more, friends.)