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Boobie Trap Bar

Topeka, KS

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1417 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS, US
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785-232-9008

Capacity: 100

Bio: Need a Show? Check for Open Dates on the Boobie Trap Calendar Link Copy Paste into a Browser - https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=btrapbooking%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Chicago The Trap Books Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat - Sun/Mon may be available under ideal circumstances (local support, unique artists, etc.) TRAP FREE CONCERT SERIES - On TUESDAYS over the last year I have been having moderate success by doing FREE shows and hosting a band along with Open Mic night. I can offer $50 and more if we get a good crowd as I still have some production costs and such (I generally try to get bands $100). Bands have seemed pretty satisfied with this arrangement and most contact me for a return visit to The Trap. UPDATE - I am also including THURSDAYS for Free shows as above. No Locals Needed for Tue/Thu shows. By accepting a performance date at The Boobie Trap your band understands that they will not book a show 2 weeks before or a week after the agreed upon date with discussing the situation with Brian. There are many situations that would be fine but for the good of everyone The Trap needs to know about any situations that is going to hurt your draw. Mailing Address: Brian Chambers 2824 SE Minnesota Ave. Topeka KS 66605 Helpful Hints Things to make your trip to The Trap go smoothly UPDATE - Rap and Hip Hop Artists - The Trap provides mics and PA gear with RCA or 1/4 in. inputs. The Trap does not provide CD Player, laptop, or other playing device or person to run such equipment. If you need an adapter from 1/8 in to RCA or 1/4 in. you must provide it. (SEE MIC ETIQUETTE BELOW). We have an in house system that is set up and ready to go. There is no need for sound checking. The first artist will sound check for the last artist as they will use the same channels. The majority of your band should arrive no later than 8:30. If there is a problem then all bands need to be ready to go first. Also if the opening bands have to sit through the last bands set before they get paid, then the last band should be there early as well. Set up and switches need to be done as quick as possible. The more standing around the kids do, the more likely they are to leave. Get er' done. Tune your guitars, all of them. If you break as string make sure your back up is in tune as well before you go on stage. Do not practice on stage. Plug in, turn on, check your volume quickly and then be silent. Screwing around on the guitar is irritating to the crowd as well as the sound man who may have his head in your amp while he mics the drums. Make sure your stage volume is a decent level. If you have any questions, ask the sound guy, he knows best. If you can't hear your vocals ask your guitar player to turn down not the monitors up. Give us a show. Don't just stand up there and sing your songs. Talk to the crowd and bring us into your music. This doesn't mean jump around like idiots either. You can have energy on stage without tearing the place down. One thing I think you want to do is give the kids something they will be talking about the next day at school or work or wherever. The bands that do that are the bands that continue to bring the same kids back show after show. Do not watch MTV or VH1. We have too many bands that act out the videos they watch on TV. The way they hold their mic, the way they turn around and sing to the drummer, or whatever. Sing to the crowd and make eye contact. Make the little girlies melt when you sing to them. That will get you fans, not ignoring the crowd by singing to the other members of the band. Use correct mic etiquette. Do not swing, drop, throw or do anything that can damage the mic. Do not hold your hand over the mic, this causes feedback. Do not put the mic in front of the mains or the monitors, this also causes feedback. As you begin your set it is helpful if you have some sort of musical intro to all the sound man to set the levels. If you just start in on some screamin' punk song it most likely will sound like sh*t for the first 30 seconds until the sound man can get it together. Respect the equipment. A good stage show if super but if your antics damage anything you will be held responsible. Here is a list of Topeka Facebook Groups and pages. I have or will soon post vids and sent invites to your show at The Trap but some personal messages might do wonders to get some peeps to take notice and get off their butts and come to your show. So if you can get in there and let peeps know you are coming it would be wonderful. FACEBOOK has me locked down so I can only send 50 Invites per event so your help in spamming groups and my page is essential. https://www.facebook.com/groups/boobietrap/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/290395064380765/ https://www.facebook.com/thetrapbar https://www.facebook.com/groups/TopekaMidwestMusicScene/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/152876471453616/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/TOPEKANS/ My personal page https://www.facebook.com/boobietrap Music Stores https://www.facebook.com/SupersonicMusicNEKS https://www.facebook.com/ManningMusic https://www.facebook.com/pages/Steam-Music-And-Pro-Sound/84120449042 https://www.facebook.com/livemusicinstitute The Mall Links https://www.facebook.com/hottopicwestridgetopeka Radio Links https://www.facebook.com/V100rocks http://www.v100rocks.com/ TV Links https://www.facebook.com/WIBWTV CD/ Video Store Links https://www.facebook.com/TradepostEntertainment https://www.facebook.com/vintagestocktopeka

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