HUPCAST 10 is here in all its double-digited glory. A shortish but very worthwhile listen featuring tracks from GPOGP, Blue Cross, Pixels, The Scones and previews of music from Bandfandango bands Cardio Farce and Closet Octopus! Thanks for listening!
Just when you thought we couldn't possibly use HUP to prefix anything else, we present unto thee....the HUPDATE!
No, we aren't hooking up boys and girls with a shared love of little known bands and live rocknroll, not yet anyway. Rather, the HUPDATE is a semi-regular (and highly irregular) email covering all the latest news from the world of Hamilton Underground Press - details about live shows, the latest articles we publish online, and information on the latest zine or podcast.
If you have even a smackerel of interest in what we do, it's worth doing. Sign up now by emailing the word 'yes' to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the unlikely but possible event you decide it's not worthwhile and is clogging up your inbox, you can unsubscribe at anytime by clicking the link at the bottom of the email. You know the drill I'm sure.
Thanks for reading!
HUP has a PA system...hoorah! It's nothing flash, 2 x 400W active dB speakers and a small mixer, but it will enable shows to take place pretty much anywhere there's power without breaking the bank. Hit us up if you'd like to arrange to use it! email@example.com
HUPZINE #4 is out today! Huzzah! Available from the usual outlets...Browsers, Mk1 Comics, Auteur House, Rockshop, Grey Gardens Cafe, Recycle Boutique and Duck Island ice Cream. Featuring interviews with three out of town bands who are playing here soon - Jakob from Napier, Kitchen's Floor from Brisbane, and So Laid Back Country China from Wellington, plus Hamilton bands Blue Cross and Punch Monkeys. Also updates on the Bandfandango, gig listings, Htown wiki facts and neat photos by Ngamihi Pawa. All for free. Grab one before they go!
We realise this isn't perhaps the coolest thing to do, but we are genuinely interested in finding out what kinds of things we could do to get more people to the shows we put on. Crowds have been good but there's room for improvement!
Click on the link below to go to our Facebook page. 'Like' the ideas (in the comments below the main post) if they would make a difference to you. If you have the time, mark with a score out of 10, 10 being the most likely to make a difference to get you to a show, 1 being a least likely. If you'd prefer to message rather than post below that's cool too.
Be nice, we want make our shows better and more enjoyable for everyone involved - the bands playing and the people paying to come in. Thanks for being arsed enough to have read this far...go one, be brave...
Click HERE! to go the survey page.
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More awesome work from Ngamihi over at http://www.ngamihiphotography.com/