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Music, Millennials and the Spotify Effect

Music, Millennials and the Spotify Effect

Jose Segue February 14, 2017 0

What can music mean when anybody can access 30 million songs via a device the size of a pack of gum? No cover art, lyrics, liner notes, band members, instrumentation, songwriters’ names, or production credits: call it the Spotify Effect where

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Tip Jar Ethos — “You Can Take that $1.00 and… ”

Tip Jar Ethos — “You Can Take that $1.00 and… ”

Jose Segue January 13, 2017 0

Musicians are wondering what’s up when the tip jar gets passed and people who’ve been enjoying the show give nothing, or worse, a dollar.  In 2017, there’s really no such thing as a free show,

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Viva Las Vegas 20th Anniversary – 4/13 to 4/16

Viva Las Vegas 20th Anniversary – 4/13 to 4/16

Jose Segue January 9, 2017 0

Viva Las Vegas is an institution.  2017 marks its 20th year, having started as a duct tape and chicken wire music event at a C-list hotel and grown to a well-organized and relaxed gathering of rockabillies, retrophylliacs, tikimaniacs, ancient iron aficionados, and

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Up and Coming Bands: Mike Hellman, Hitch & Holler, Urban Outlaws and Court ’n’ Disaster

Up and Coming Bands: Mike Hellman, Hitch & Holler, Urban Outlaws and Court ’n’ Disaster

Jose Segue December 1, 2016 0

Here’s a rundown of four bands that are new to Hicks with Sticks: Mike Hellman Band, Hitch & Holler, Urban Outlaws and Court ’n’ Disaster. 2016 was a rough year for music with the

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