Tag: TourKidd


Why being a show promoter means being a community builder, too
{it’s deeper than ticket sales.}

by Khayree Billingslea

The term “promoter” doesn’t quite explain it all in the sense that the word, taken at face value, doesn’t really describe the work and actual importance of what the people we call “[good] promoters” do.
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New Found Sound | Rubber Brother Records
{desert wierdness on cassette}

by Khayree

In the first 8 years of the 21st century, the town became a so-so place for creative folk as the city’s bohemian main street was swallowed by corporate sprawl and artistic destitution. What’s worse was that ASU was already notorious as an incubator for bro-dom and all other sorts of cultural bleh.

Between 2009 and 2012, Tempe witnessed a revival.
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Small Business Saturday

Big ups to @lotuswei@swappow@youngandunited,@sitgreen@popularpays,
@seedspot,@goldenruletattoo, and @statebicycleco for local/small biz radness! #SmallBusinessSaturday


TourDiary #1 – How DIY Musicians Describe Being on Tour

By Khayree Billingslea

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”

— H. Keller

You go to your favorite local band’s “Tour Kick-Off” show.

You know the crow.
The crowd knows the words.
The band shouts out to the fans and community members that have been so supportive of them and their growth, thus far.
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How TourKidd Was Born
{…the coffee was black}

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”

― J. Kerouac

This is not the story of some Standford business grad with an idea and a pile of investor capital sitting in the bank. TourKidd’s story doesn’t being in a think tank, or a focus group, or as some computer science major’s honor’s thesis.

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TourKidd Joins the SEED SPOT Family {…we’re the artsy step-newphews}

TourKidd is proud to announce admission for the 2013 fall program at SEED SPOT, a startup incubator in Phoenix, Arizona!

We’ve been putting pen to pad and pixel to processor to make the TourKidd dream—a world in which musicians can tour smarter—a reality.

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