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Indie Rock Boston NEEDS YOU! (Yes, you.)

From: Matthew
Sent on: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:55 PM
Hi everyone...

A Happy 2010 to all of you! Our little group (of 600+!) has gained quite a bit of momentum over the past few months: new people joining by the day, growing attendance at events and a general excitement among the people whom I've met and spoken to. As the show calendar starts to pick up again after the holidays, I wanted to reach out to everyone to solicit your ideas on what we can do to make our group even better in 2010. We have 600 people and a lot of us turn it into something fantastic. A few questions...

How can we make this group more of a community?
We're all here because we love live music, but I think the majority of us joined this group to also meet like-minded (and therefore awesome) people with similar interests...but between sets at the Middle East isn't exactly conducive to socializing, is it? Pre-show drinks and more non-show events should help, but what else can we do to allow people in the group to meet and get to know one another?

What types of events would you like to see?
More events of a certain type of music? More free music-related events, like at Toad in Cambridge? Would you be interested in non-music events that might appeal to people in an indie music group, like, for example, indie films or pub nights?

How can we communicate better within the group?
People should be able to connect with other people going to the same shows, and to share links to the music they're listening to, but the site Message Board doesn't get much traffic as you have to make a point to log on to the site and check it. Would a Facebook group be better, allowing you to get updates in your news feed? Twitter perhaps? Other ideas?

It's going to be a great year for Indie Rock Boston, with lots of cool (and possibly overly-ambitious...) events in the works. But your humble organizers are still very new to please, any and all suggestions on how we can make this group even better are always welcomed. I'm posting this as a thread on the group Message Board...please use it to share your ideas, or feel free to email me directly. Looking forward to hearing from you all...

- Matt

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