BG

Journalist - Musician - Promoter; Founder of openmicbudapest.com: Originally from the Transylvanian region of Romania, raised in California, currently living in Budapest, Hungary.

A Truly Unrivaled Heritage: Interview with Jason How, owner of Rotosound Music Strings

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Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Queen, Paul Mc Cartney … to name only a few, all used Rotosound strings for their instruments. Here we are now, sitting in the meeting room of the Rotosound booth at the most important music industry trade show in the world, the NAMM in Anaheim / Los Angeles, and I have the distinct privilege to interview the present owner of this prestigious company, Jason How, the… Read More »A Truly Unrivaled Heritage: Interview with Jason How, owner of Rotosound Music Strings

Are there too many open mics in Budapest? (2)

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Part of the criticism for open mics revolves around the very fact that too many people get a chance, which inherently invites less-than-qualified performers, lowering the overall standards within the club music scene. On top of this, there’s also a concern that too many open mics might simply spread the community too thin. 

Lampas

Are there too many open mics in Budapest? (1)

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Considering that just a few years ago there were no regular open mic events in our beloved city, one can be quick to observe that they’re now spreading like an infectious disease. The only question is: how long will they keep breeding like rabbits? (Credit for the expression goes to Winston Churchill, in reference to the people of East India.) And let’s face it, we do hear many comments to… Read More »Are there too many open mics in Budapest? (1)

Mika

Ezek az open mic-osok miért mindig angolul tolják?

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Először is: bocsi. Tényleg elnézést kérünk azoktól a helyiektől, akik emiatt talán egy picit kirekesztve érzik magukat. A válasz azonban rendkívül egyszerű: ez így praktikus. Valami miatt nagyon sok külföldi vonzódik hozzánk, mivel itt nem csak fellépésekről van szó, hanem közösségről is. Más szóval, aki csak beesik Budapestre, akár néhány napra, akár hosszabb távra, általunk nagyon jó betekintést kap egy igencsak eklektikus társaságba, ami összességében jól képviseli a helyi szubkultúrát,… Read More »Ezek az open mic-osok miért mindig angolul tolják?

Jelen

Open Mic Guidelines

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Whether a performer or audience, experienced or just starting, please keep in mind only a few things that add up to a nice etiquette and a better experience. For all of us.