I started a new blog dedicated to all things punk/hardcore/indie/whatever else. I am trying to experiment with it and steer away from the regular reviews/interviews and focus on more creative way to feature bands and labels.
Here's the site: http://pmpdblog.com/
Here are some of the ideas I had:
We ask you questions, you answer them. Usually link with an announcement of a tour/new release.
Top 5 List
Submit a Top 5 list of anything you think would be interesting. Some ideas are: Top 5 non-musical influences, Top 5 summer songs, Top 5 venues, Top 5 concerts you've attended. It's completely up to you?
Have a great BBQ recipe, share it with us and we'll feature you in a blog post highlighting your band and its culinary concoction.
Punk Rock Poetry
Pick a topic (most influential band, favorite venture, or something original), pick a poetic style (Haiku, Acrostic, Ballad, etc.) and write us a poem about it. It's not as hard as it seems, I promise! Plus, we are eventually going to print them on T-shirts and donate 100% of the proceeds to a charity that supports the arts in school systems across America!
We give you a list of topic and you choose which you prefer. For example: Pepsi or Coke, The Stones or The Clash, punk or hardcore, lyrics or music, PRB or home-brew, etc.
We ask you a few questions about your ink. Which one is your favorite? Who does your work? Are any music related?
Send us your latest release on vinyl and we will take a dozen or so high-res photo of it, highlight some main points about it, and link to where to buy it.
Tales from the Fest
Every been to Fest? Then share with us your craziest Festivity!
Lyrics Mad Lib
We take one of your songs and remove certain words, we ask you to list some new words, we plug the new words into the blanks and hilarity ensues. Just like when you were a kid!
We will stream any releases you'd like to share with the world!
We do a biography on your band that illustrates how you got to where you are now. We will talk about day jobs, past bands, and other factors that may have played a part in your bands creation.
We ask you a few questions about how the label, spotlight a few of our favorite releases, and discuss future projects.
Got some great tips for touring bands? Make a list and we'll post it!
It's nothing ground breaking, but I'm having fun with it and I have some great content lined up from bands like Bridge and Tunnel, Nothington, Mixtapes, Direct Hit!, Paper + Plastick, Making Friends, Count Your Lucky Stars Records, Polar Bear Club and a bunch of others.
I just wanted to know if there were any bands/labels on here that were interested in working on one of the above features with us. E-mail me if you're interested or visit the blog and contact me through that. I hope to hear from a lot of you guys!
Also, any ideas that you'd like to share would be greatly appreciated! Or if you'd like to help out and write for us and interview some bands and such hit me up!
I'll be updating this pot with new content as it's published
pmpdblog [at] gmail [dot] com