I am preparing a new issue of HouseShowsZine. Among other things, I will post a couple of essays about house shows that people wrote for their school assignments. I received three of them by now that I will post soon (and I already posted one in the past). I noticed that this is quite a popular topic for college essays, so I would like to encourage all of you there (or your friends), who also wrote them, to send me your papers. I can post them on this website and we can all read them and learn about different house show scenes, and personal perspectives on house shows in the US … I will post also essays that are anyhow related, but not exactly about house shows, or other types of similar assignments (poetry, film projects, art, zines …). Spread the word! Thank you!

In the new issue of HoseShowsZine, you can read interviews about house shows and house show tours with the following musicians and bands: Evie Ladin, Jon Barba, Bob Ostertag, Tumbleweed Wanderers,and Tan sister radio. There is also a post with a batch of new and very interesting links related to house shows and unconventional shows (but check also the rest of them, that I compiled earlier, under Links category, if you haven’t done so yet), a short profile of Isla Vista (Santa Barbara) house show scene by Michael Kenney, and an essay on DAM house in Davis, by a participant of Davis house show scene, and a grad student in journalism, Elisa Hough. I am also starting with posting house profiles. The first one you can read is about Vilanova house from Davis. You can use it as a template to write about show houses that you know, and thus contribute to HSZ (you can contribute in any other form also; see more about it here). Finally, I also created a Facebook page, so you can follow news and new posts there. Don’t forget to “like” it, so you will automatically be in the know (also “follow” the page itself, for the same reasons). See you at house shows. David

Email interview with Max Greenhalgh from Tan Sister Radio (http://www.myspace.com/tansisterradio, http://tansisterradio.blogspot.com/), an indie rock group from Encinitas, California, after their show on November 2, 2011, at the house on Douglass street in Davis. They were on their “Northwest house show tour” (see the list of all houses on the tour here: http://www.facebook.com/events/155627651196460/). Read More