The Empty Page made the leap across the pond from Manchester UK and put on a spectacular show at the opening night of Indie Week 2017 hosted by The Hideout. Their dry humor and witty banter made speaking to this group a lot of fun. But it was more fun watching them perform live. Their music made you want to dance and get into the show. Their lead guitarist was a gymnast on stage. Let me speak for all who attended, thank you for making the trip from the UK to perform for us.
It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business — and almost nobody knew. This is the story of the 2008 Universal fire.
Chuck Berry, 1958.CreditCreditPhoto Illustration by Sean Freeman & Eve Steben for The New York Times. Source Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.
Money is tight while they work long and weird hours, travel incessantly, are isolated from their friends and family at home, and have ample access to drinks and drugs. They write, record, release, and promote, and then repeat the cycle over and over again. And now, more than ever, the industry demands constant content, lest they are forgotten in the ocean of songs hitting Spotify every Friday. But then they get in the van and, especially in Canada, drive absurd distances between low-paying gigs for a tour they likely had to book themselves.