Mt. Vernon Register-News


March 23, 2013

Heartland Music Collective keeps in touch with scene


Bandy believes the local music scene may need some help to in order to continue.

“I fear for the scene in it’s current state. People aren’t going out to shows. Venues are closing left and right. I can’t tell you how important it is to get out to shows. To spread the word. If you are in a band, go see another band. If you are not in a band, there is no other form of entertainment around that will put live performers in front of you for four hours for less than $5,” said Bandy. “Every famous band started somewhere, as a band hoping that someone walks through the door that likes what they are doing; hoping they made enough gas money to get to the next gig.

“Without the fans, there is no one to play for. I certainly have hope for the scene. There are tons of musicians out there who are being proactive with in the scene. There are people like Roger Perez out there who, by faith in the music alone, make positive things happen. The music never died ... it’s always been there. It just needs to be heard.

“Let’s revive the scene and keep it alive by supporting each other. Long live the music.”

Tonight, the Pumphouse Monster will be performing at The Hideout on Salem Road in the King City.

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(Jack Clark is the host of Musically Speaking, a locaI internet-radio program heard at

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