The music community is sharply divided over many things: whether a 12-inch record that has seven tracks and spins at 45 RPM constitutes an LP; the marketing efficacy of streaming an album in advance of its release date; or the position that live sound engineers are untrustworthy concert saboteurs. One debate is especially prevalent among upstart groups: to play out as much as possible or be selective about shows? Each approach has its drawbacks. In extreme cases, bands that accept every gig end up with their moniker mistaken for a club name due to its ubiquity on fliers. On the other hand, waiting for the ideal live debut with a lucrative guarantee looks... More >>>