I’m Steve Harm, the owner/manager of one of the U.S.’s oldest continuously operating all-ages music venues. I’ve got 20+ years of stories and stuff to talk about from running a club for nearly half of my life. I'll answer whatever I can starting a...
EDIT 3 Thank you all for the great questions, I hope I did an ok job answering them. I will be checking back in over the next couple of days, so feel free to keep asking questions and I will answer them as I can. I will leave you with a video of my band, the Victims, shot in the 80's. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hqfzqFEUKw
EDIT 2 I am still here 10:10pm Central, hit me with those questions!
EDIT Wow, this is really fun and I'm going to keep answering as long as the questions keep coming.
I’m Steve Harm, the owner/manager of one of the U.S.’s oldest continuously operating all-ages music venues. I’ve got 20+ years of stories and stuff to talk about from running a club for half of my life.
The Warehouse is an all-ages independent no-alcohol venue in La Crosse, WI that has hosted over 8,000 bands and 200,000 music supporters, and has been a proving ground for national bands like Everclear, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Mudvayne, Static-X, Mayday Parade, letlive., Motion City Soundtrack, POS, Mod Sun, Mac Lethal, Volumes, Born of Osiris, and Brand New, among others. It’s also been home to legendary performances by Descendents, Melvins, Meat Puppets, The Dead Milkmen, and letlive.
I wish this visit to Reddit didn’t come along with this bit of news, but unfortunately, the venue is in a bit of trouble, and we’ve started an Indiegogo campaign to try to get us out of this jam. www.savethewarehouse.com
Whatever Reddit wants to know about the behind the scenes of a live music venue, backstage antics, prima donnas, crazy rider requests, who is awesome to work with… I’ve got nearly 25 years of stories waiting to be told. If you want to know how to get good bookings with your favorite acts, how to expand your fan base, how to (and how not to) get invited to play the best venues, I’ll be there to spill.
Here’s my verification, and here are a few links about the place.
Verification posted to our facebook page:
The site for the venue:
An interview with me, here:
In the meantime, I’ve got a few hours on my hands, so bring it on Reddit, ASK ME ANYTHING.