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Video of the Week: “What’s Going On” Marvin Gaye Cover by Emily Elbert – 06/01/20

We're all experiencing a tumultuous time in history where every day seems to bring more turmoil and chaos to our everyday lives. With the coronavirus having introduced us to a new way of day-to-day living, and the recent civil unrest due to unnecessary violence, people all over the globe are faced with new challenges.We try... Read more

What’s Next For Gigging Musicians?

Sirens wailed and lights flashed as a string of seven or eight police cars paraded slowly up Bourbon Street. I couldn't hear what the cops were informing the Saturday night revelers due to the fact that my band was on stage blasting through a song. But this was unusual. The only time the authorities create... Read more

Live Streaming Made Easy: A Musician’s Guide to Facebook Live

With the sudden and tragic outbreak of the coronavirus in March of 2020, many musicians all over the world found themselves without a gig. Shows were cancelled abruptly, tours were suspended, weddings postponed, and the music world was turned upside-down overnight.Relegated to performing from their homes, musicians quickly turned to the internet to find a... Read more

Eager Woman Wants to Request Song But Can’t Remember Title or Artist

"Y'know it's that song? By that guy? I know you guys know it!"Ashley was normally pretty reserved, but she had several cosmos in her and was feeling brazen. "I'm gonna go request a song!" she informed the rest of the bachelorette party. "Oooooh oooooh," blurted the bride-to-be's trashy cousin Melissa. "Make 'em play that song... Read more

Local Cover Band Advertising Gig in Random Facebook Groups Surprised that Nobody Showed Up

"Fuck!" exclaimed Lance Alot, singer of mediocre local bar band Dangling Duty."I know I shared this event with at least a dozen Facebook Groups! Why isn't anybody here?"The band had been preparing for months for this show - getting together two-and-a-half times to rehearse."Well, it would have been a full three times, but (rhythm guitar... Read more

25 Killer Halloween Cover Band Party Songs

25 Killer Halloween Cover Band Party Songs

For musicians and cover bands, Halloween season is one of the best times of year. Holiday party gig opportunities start popping up, and people tend to start going out for live entertainment more often and in greater numbers.While it's rare that your set list for the gig will include only Halloween-themed songs (although it can... Read more

New Feature – Video of the Week!

We're psyched to introduce you to our new feature - Video of the Week!Every Monday we will select a clip that displays many of the essential qualities for success that we focus on here at CBC.We're looking for good musicianship, a professional performance, quality recording, and a unique, interesting or excellent song selection.Videos can be... Read more