Grit City Podcast - Small Business and Entertainment Talk from Tacoma, Washington
About This Show
Grit City Podcast - So much more than two drunks with a microphone!
The Grit City Podcast is based in Tacoma, Washington and hosted by Brogan & Scott. Just a couple of guys exploring the many different aspects of the Pacific Northwest. Covering everything from lifestyle and small businesses to local events, musicians, bands and interesting characters we find along the way.
We do most of our interviews and recording at the currently closed Grit City Comedy club attached to Malarkey’s Pool and brew @455 Tacoma, Ave s.
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Most Recent Episode
Grit City Podcast 106 : Sami Chohfi of Blue Helix
6 days ago
Episode 106: Sami Chohfi of Blue Helix On this episode the guys talk to Sami Chohfi from the band Blue Helix. Blue Helix is a local alternative rock band that Sami formed in 2008. Their latest record, “A Tale of Two Halves” was released in 2014. The band does an amazing job playing live, something that they strive for. Sami said it all when he said: “If you can’t do it live don’t do it on the record.” They are the winners of the 2015 Puget Sound Battle of the Bands. The show kicks off with Sami explaining how the band came together in 2008, building a recording studio, how he learned about recording with other engineers, and putting out his first record. He talks about playing full time, being a music teacher, in addition to how he taught himself to play the guitar and writing his own music. Talk then turns to Sami discussing what his back up quest would be if he didn’t play music, which is playing in the NFL. He then talks about the other two members of the band, the move from a four person band to a three piece band, incorporating backing tracks, and future plans as the band continues to grow. At the halfway point the guys ask Sami’s opinion on a venues responsibility and an artist’s responsibility for promotion of the event. Sami explains that unlike most bands, they themselves promote their band via social media, where most bands are burnt out on self-promotion and they expect the venues/promoters to do most of it. Next they dive into discussion of the two years it took to make the “Aliens” video and what they went through for the planning and permits that were needed to make it happen. He explains working with Touch or Not Productions to turn his vision into a reality. (You can view the video
Rated 5 out of
This is a great resource for small businesses and anyone interested in them. Good for Tacoma, Washington for having such an inspiring community of people.
Date published: 2015-03-16