SURVIVAL VIDEOS

INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO

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Last week a friend asked me to be an inspirational speaker for a junior high school in San Francisco. I was so down, but wasn’t sure if I’d be here or in Austin for SxSW.

SxSW came and I wasn’t there. I feel like attending things like SxSW needs to happen organically … and that wasn’t the case for me this year. However … I wasn’t super disappointed, based on having this epic opportunity to speak about design to a bunch of crazy kids.


HOW TO REMOVE MALWARE

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Has google blocked your website? Have you seen other weird problems crop up? If so, your domain might be infected with a virus, spyware, or other malware.

Before we begin I will assume that you have no idea what Malware is… Wikipedia defines malware as: “a software used or created by attackers to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, spyware, adware, trojan horses and other malicious programs.”


TOURING ADVICE FOR BANDS

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Video and Interview by: Stefan – SF Intercom

When you’re on tour you suddenly realize how much you value sleeping in a bed, eating food at home… and having the ability to take a shower every day if you so choose. I quickly discovered the pleasures of a baby wipe shower, a gas station sink for brushing my teeth and variety within a fast food menu.


BATTLEHOOCH’S ADVICE FOR BANDS

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Battlehooch is larger than life, they pack more punch than Mike Tyson and are better for you than Tyson Chicken. SO CHECK THEM OUT!


OR, THE WHALE’S ADVICE FOR BANDS

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Video and Interview by: Stefan – SF Intercom There are some people you just don’t run into enough. Lindsay from Or, The Whale is one of them. What are 5 survival tips you’d give a new band? 1. Don’t sweat the small stuff, especially when it comes to publishing. 2. Enjoy the ride, because you never […]


MUSIC FOR ANIMALS’ ADVICE FOR BANDS

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Video and Interview by: Stefan – SF Intercom

Everybody keeps saying MFA this, MFA that, MFA, MFA… so now MFA here and now.

What are 5 survival tips you’d give a new band?
1. Write good songs.
2. Make sure you tour.
3. Make sure you sweat.
4. Moderate your drug and alcohol intake.
5. Get your merch in order.
5b. Collect emails.
5c. Maintain connections/relationships
5d. Your merch is your brand. (persona)


JUDGEMENT DAY’S ADVICE FOR BANDS

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Video and Interview by: Stefan – SF Intercom About a year ago… Anton from the string metal band, Judgement Day, and I sat down to a cup of coffee. During that cup of coffee we talk about, what is music, what do bands need to do to sell CDs, and what is the role of today’s […]


TRANSFER’S ADVICE FOR BANDS

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Video and Interview by: Stefan – SF Intercom

Long Live Logos say’s the best band in San Diego is Transfer, Transfer and Transfer.

Do you have any advice about being in a band?
Don’t do too many drugs the first night of tour.

Do you have any success stories?
Purchasing baby wipes… works!


LONG LIVE LOGOS’ ADVICE FOR BANDS

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Video and Interview by: Stefan – SF Intercom

SF Intercom cares about San Diego too. Thus… Long Live Logos on Survival.

Do you have any advice for bands touring from SD to SF?
Make friends with SF bands, then book your shows with them.

Has your band made any mistakes?
Put oil in your van… and save up for gas money!


BUTTERFLY BONES’ ADVICE FOR BANDS

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Video and Interview by: Stefan – SF Intercom

Mentioned as one of Julie Schuchard from Tricycle Records favorite bands, I bring you Austin from Butterfly Bones.

Do you have a any horror stories about what bands shouldn’t do?
Don’t try to find any shrimp costumes. Oh and don’t make 1,200 cds on your first go!


THE INDUSTRY ON SURVIVAL

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If you still haven’t heard of Tricycle Records or Wiretap Music… you’re missing out!

The goal of SF Intercom is to collect advice from fans, bands and industry professionals. One way to do this is by gathering industry professional on a panel and grilling them with questions about the SF scene. Thus that’s exactly what I did.

Please enjoy this survival video, with advice from Olivia from Wiretap Music and Julie from Tricycle Records.


JHAMEEL’S ADVICE FOR BANDS

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Video and Interview by: Stefan – SF Intercom More unique than any other musician I’ve ever seen. This is Jhameel on Survival. What advice do you have for Bay Area Bands? Play every show possible. Don’t be too big for any type of show. Enjoy and love your music. What bands are you currently following in […]


LETTERS AND NUMBERS’ ADVICE FOR BANDS

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Video and Interview by: Stefan – SF Intercom I met Nick in January at an open mic at The Candy Shop in NY. To my delight he was from SF. We met up at my art studio, this is what he had to say about survival. What advice do you have for Bay Area Bands? Don’t […]


WES LESLIE’S ADVICE FOR BANDS

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Video and Interview by: Stefan – SF Intercom I attended a Wes Leslie show at The Art Explosion in San Francisco. This is what he had to say about Survival. What advice do you have for Bay Area Bands? Give away your cd for free, nobody is paying for that shit anymore. Just get your music […]


THE YELLOW DRESS’ ADVICE FOR BANDS

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video & article by: Ian Tuttle Lessons from The Yellow Dress — Front Man Dan Weiss on How to Make it as an Indie Band FIRST:  The Yellow Dress will be performing next on March 29th at the Knockout with Tempo No Tempo and World’s Greatest Ghosts Second, in this interview Dan Weiss shares insights, […]


WHAT IS SF INTERCOM

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SF Intercom is a survival guide for bands!!! The advice on SF Intercom comes from people who know. If you’re a fan, band or Industry professional we want you involved! If you have experience being in a band, being an uber fan or are or have been a professional industry person, we’d love to hear […]


SF INTERCOM IS COMING

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I just heard about one of the biggest things to hit San Francisco. You haven’t heard of it? It’s going to be amazing!!! Music is alive but the industry is dying. Current trends in the music industry are making it impossible for bands to survive and a less desirable market for designers to enter. This […]