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OEB SXSW 2014 Online Grids Still Available

I just wanted to share a quick reminder for anyone way late on their SXSW planning, our OEB Grids are still available online for a $10+ Donation to OEB.  Be sure to check out our Donations Page for more info, but above is a taste of what to expect.  Go to operationeveryband.com to find all the links.  Thanks!

OEB SXSW 2014 Online Grids Still Available


I just wanted to share a quick reminder for anyone way late on their SXSW planning, our OEB Grids are still available online for a $10+ Donation to OEB. Be sure to check out our Donations Page for more info, but above is a taste of what to expect. Go to operationeveryband.com to find all the links. Thanks!

Operation Every Band’s Rating and Popularity Index Guide

By request - here is the legend that is included in all of our OEB Donator Grids shipping out this week.  It can also be used as a guide to The Spreadsheet.
Note: Donations are still being accepted for access to the Online SXSW 2014 Grids.  See more here.

Operation Every Band’s Rating and Popularity Index Guide


By request - here is the legend that is included in all of our OEB Donator Grids shipping out this week. It can also be used as a guide to The Spreadsheet.

Note: Donations are still being accepted for access to the Online SXSW 2014 Grids. See more here.

OEB SXSW 2014 Donator Packages Officially Open!
 
My first time at SXSW was a trip, but I can’t say it was very successful.  With about 4-5 artists I had circled on the roster, so large I never even read through the whole thing, most of my Austin week was spent wandering around 6th Street, overwhelmed by lines, sounds and options.  The next year I decided to be a little more prepared and took a suggestion that I track the progress online.
 
Five years later, Operation Every Band has become a major resource for SXSW devotees across the globe, as well as music fans just looking for their new favorite bands.  Last year, I took this a step forward with Donator Packages, a way to fund the OEB operation both before and within the confines of the Conference and reward our donators with something that’s frankly pretty sweet.
 
The OEB Donator Packages are spearheaded by the OEB SXSW Grids, detailing the best options by showcase/day party, including time, OEB Rating and a Popularity Index, an answer to the question of how crowded the show is expected to be (read: Will There Be a Line?).  Printed as a foldout with a hard card (like you would get at Bonnaroo or Coachella) for each day, this is our bible on the ground, better than any digital app/site we could find.  But that’s not all…
 
- $10+ Donators – Access to the online SXSW Grids, a series of spreadsheets that you can print yourself for each day or keep on your phone.
- $20+ Donators – This will get you the full OEB SXSW Package.  There’s a decent cost to the whole thing, so we needed to keep the level at $20 for the physical packages.  See a pic above, but this will have the OEB Mix Tape (an exclusive CD of our SXSW top pics), CDs/downloads donated from SXSW artists, and a bunch of unexpected SXSW/OEB-related goodies.  It’s like those monthly Music Boxes, but on steroids.
- $50+ Donators – You’ll get the whole OEB SXSW package plus an exclusive OEB T-Shirt to rock faces down in Austin with.
- $100+ Donators – We’ll love you forever (and everything above). ***blushes***
 
I’ll let you know when we hit our limit for physical boxes, but when you are ready to go, go to Operation Every Band and click the “Donate” button on the left.  I get an email and will confirm you are ‘on the list’ as well as a preferred address.  Some folks prefer me to deliver to their hotels, which is a great way to check in to Austin in March!
 
Thanks,
Kevin, Alison, Lucas & Nate OEB SXSW 2014 Donator Packages Officially Open!
 
My first time at SXSW was a trip, but I can’t say it was very successful.  With about 4-5 artists I had circled on the roster, so large I never even read through the whole thing, most of my Austin week was spent wandering around 6th Street, overwhelmed by lines, sounds and options.  The next year I decided to be a little more prepared and took a suggestion that I track the progress online.
 
Five years later, Operation Every Band has become a major resource for SXSW devotees across the globe, as well as music fans just looking for their new favorite bands.  Last year, I took this a step forward with Donator Packages, a way to fund the OEB operation both before and within the confines of the Conference and reward our donators with something that’s frankly pretty sweet.
 
The OEB Donator Packages are spearheaded by the OEB SXSW Grids, detailing the best options by showcase/day party, including time, OEB Rating and a Popularity Index, an answer to the question of how crowded the show is expected to be (read: Will There Be a Line?).  Printed as a foldout with a hard card (like you would get at Bonnaroo or Coachella) for each day, this is our bible on the ground, better than any digital app/site we could find.  But that’s not all…
 
- $10+ Donators – Access to the online SXSW Grids, a series of spreadsheets that you can print yourself for each day or keep on your phone.
- $20+ Donators – This will get you the full OEB SXSW Package.  There’s a decent cost to the whole thing, so we needed to keep the level at $20 for the physical packages.  See a pic above, but this will have the OEB Mix Tape (an exclusive CD of our SXSW top pics), CDs/downloads donated from SXSW artists, and a bunch of unexpected SXSW/OEB-related goodies.  It’s like those monthly Music Boxes, but on steroids.
- $50+ Donators – You’ll get the whole OEB SXSW package plus an exclusive OEB T-Shirt to rock faces down in Austin with.
- $100+ Donators – We’ll love you forever (and everything above). ***blushes***
 
I’ll let you know when we hit our limit for physical boxes, but when you are ready to go, go to Operation Every Band and click the “Donate” button on the left.  I get an email and will confirm you are ‘on the list’ as well as a preferred address.  Some folks prefer me to deliver to their hotels, which is a great way to check in to Austin in March!
 
Thanks,
Kevin, Alison, Lucas & Nate OEB SXSW 2014 Donator Packages Officially Open!
 
My first time at SXSW was a trip, but I can’t say it was very successful.  With about 4-5 artists I had circled on the roster, so large I never even read through the whole thing, most of my Austin week was spent wandering around 6th Street, overwhelmed by lines, sounds and options.  The next year I decided to be a little more prepared and took a suggestion that I track the progress online.
 
Five years later, Operation Every Band has become a major resource for SXSW devotees across the globe, as well as music fans just looking for their new favorite bands.  Last year, I took this a step forward with Donator Packages, a way to fund the OEB operation both before and within the confines of the Conference and reward our donators with something that’s frankly pretty sweet.
 
The OEB Donator Packages are spearheaded by the OEB SXSW Grids, detailing the best options by showcase/day party, including time, OEB Rating and a Popularity Index, an answer to the question of how crowded the show is expected to be (read: Will There Be a Line?).  Printed as a foldout with a hard card (like you would get at Bonnaroo or Coachella) for each day, this is our bible on the ground, better than any digital app/site we could find.  But that’s not all…
 
- $10+ Donators – Access to the online SXSW Grids, a series of spreadsheets that you can print yourself for each day or keep on your phone.
- $20+ Donators – This will get you the full OEB SXSW Package.  There’s a decent cost to the whole thing, so we needed to keep the level at $20 for the physical packages.  See a pic above, but this will have the OEB Mix Tape (an exclusive CD of our SXSW top pics), CDs/downloads donated from SXSW artists, and a bunch of unexpected SXSW/OEB-related goodies.  It’s like those monthly Music Boxes, but on steroids.
- $50+ Donators – You’ll get the whole OEB SXSW package plus an exclusive OEB T-Shirt to rock faces down in Austin with.
- $100+ Donators – We’ll love you forever (and everything above). ***blushes***
 
I’ll let you know when we hit our limit for physical boxes, but when you are ready to go, go to Operation Every Band and click the “Donate” button on the left.  I get an email and will confirm you are ‘on the list’ as well as a preferred address.  Some folks prefer me to deliver to their hotels, which is a great way to check in to Austin in March!
 
Thanks,
Kevin, Alison, Lucas & Nate

OEB SXSW 2014 Donator Packages Officially Open!

 

My first time at SXSW was a trip, but I can’t say it was very successful.  With about 4-5 artists I had circled on the roster, so large I never even read through the whole thing, most of my Austin week was spent wandering around 6th Street, overwhelmed by lines, sounds and options.  The next year I decided to be a little more prepared and took a suggestion that I track the progress online.

 

Five years later, Operation Every Band has become a major resource for SXSW devotees across the globe, as well as music fans just looking for their new favorite bands.  Last year, I took this a step forward with Donator Packages, a way to fund the OEB operation both before and within the confines of the Conference and reward our donators with something that’s frankly pretty sweet.

 

The OEB Donator Packages are spearheaded by the OEB SXSW Grids, detailing the best options by showcase/day party, including time, OEB Rating and a Popularity Index, an answer to the question of how crowded the show is expected to be (read: Will There Be a Line?).  Printed as a foldout with a hard card (like you would get at Bonnaroo or Coachella) for each day, this is our bible on the ground, better than any digital app/site we could find.  But that’s not all…

 

- $10+ Donators – Access to the online SXSW Grids, a series of spreadsheets that you can print yourself for each day or keep on your phone.

- $20+ Donators – This will get you the full OEB SXSW Package.  There’s a decent cost to the whole thing, so we needed to keep the level at $20 for the physical packages.  See a pic above, but this will have the OEB Mix Tape (an exclusive CD of our SXSW top pics), CDs/downloads donated from SXSW artists, and a bunch of unexpected SXSW/OEB-related goodies.  It’s like those monthly Music Boxes, but on steroids.

- $50+ Donators – You’ll get the whole OEB SXSW package plus an exclusive OEB T-Shirt to rock faces down in Austin with.

- $100+ Donators – We’ll love you forever (and everything above). ***blushes***

 

I’ll let you know when we hit our limit for physical boxes, but when you are ready to go, go to Operation Every Band and click the “Donate” button on the left.  I get an email and will confirm you are ‘on the list’ as well as a preferred address.  Some folks prefer me to deliver to their hotels, which is a great way to check in to Austin in March!

 

Thanks,

Kevin, Alison, Lucas & Nate

Last Minute SXSW Planning?  Try out OEB’s Grids!

It’s the Saturday for the music portion of SXSW, which means way too many people are just starting to plan their schedule now.  Operation Every Band can have you covered, with the electronic version of our SXSW Grids.  We cover:

- Tuesday Night-Saturday Night, Day Parties and Showcases
- Our top showcase/party recommendations, listed by comparative time.  We average about 20 different showcases per time slot, categorized by genre, location and sponsor.
- Extensive “One Off” Recommendations, great bands on less-than-great showcases.
- Popularity Index per artist and showcase/day party, converting a band’s YouTube views to a 1-10 rating.  This will hope to answer the dreaded “line or no line” question.
- Our OEB Scores - we’ve rated every band showcasing at SXSW and based our recommendations of our ears.

For more information, check out the Donator page (button towards the left of the page).  The cutoff has ended for mailed packages, but digital copies are available for any donators. 

Last Minute SXSW Planning?  Try out OEB’s Grids!


It’s the Saturday for the music portion of SXSW, which means way too many people are just starting to plan their schedule now.  Operation Every Band can have you covered, with the electronic version of our SXSW Grids.  We cover:


- Tuesday Night-Saturday Night, Day Parties and Showcases

- Our top showcase/party recommendations, listed by comparative time.  We average about 20 different showcases per time slot, categorized by genre, location and sponsor.

- Extensive “One Off” Recommendations, great bands on less-than-great showcases.

- Popularity Index per artist and showcase/day party, converting a band’s YouTube views to a 1-10 rating.  This will hope to answer the dreaded “line or no line” question.

- Our OEB Scores - we’ve rated every band showcasing at SXSW and based our recommendations of our ears.


For more information, check out the Donator page (button towards the left of the page).  The cutoff has ended for mailed packages, but digital copies are available for any donators. 

OEB’s SXSW Grids – A Preview
 
This year, we decided to open up Operation Every Band to donations after much debate.  The support we’ve received in the last few weeks has been overwhelming, most containing some sort of personal ‘thank you’ that keeps me going every night, determined to complete the mission of ‘every band’ this year with no drop in the quality of coverage.  While donators get our gift bag (more below) at any dollar amount, the average donation is currently over $20, showing the above-and-beyond mentality the SXSW community has always shown.  In future weeks, we’ll take some time to highlight our growing OEB family as well.
As promised, we’re prepping some nice gift packages for our donators (see all info here), including digital access and a hard copy of the SXSW 2013 OEB Grids.  While this is exclusive to our donators, I did want to give a little preview using some made-up info (but a real showcase!).  This is just a mock up, but here are some of the things you can expect to see on the Grids (see the picture above):
 
-       Our Top Showcase/Day Party recommendations, with up to 20 different showcases per time slot (split between day and night from Tuesday night to Saturday night – 9 sheets total)
-       Venues and addresses (trust me, this is crucial) for the top showcases
-       OEB’s score for the artist, color-coded like on the spreadsheet
-       Popularity Index for every artist on the top showcases and one-off recommendations.  Using a formula, I’ve converted artists’ top YouTube views into a 1-10 number, attempting to answer that all-important SXSW question: line or no line?
-       One Off recommendations for artists that weren’t on the strongest showcase or party, but are still worth going out of your way for.  
 
As always, you can donate and join our extended family in order to get a copy of the Grids among other unexpected goodies.  To contribute, click on the ‘donate’ button on the left side of the Operation Every Band homepage.  

OEB’s SXSW Grids – A Preview

 

This year, we decided to open up Operation Every Band to donations after much debate.  The support we’ve received in the last few weeks has been overwhelming, most containing some sort of personal ‘thank you’ that keeps me going every night, determined to complete the mission of ‘every band’ this year with no drop in the quality of coverage.  While donators get our gift bag (more below) at any dollar amount, the average donation is currently over $20, showing the above-and-beyond mentality the SXSW community has always shown.  In future weeks, we’ll take some time to highlight our growing OEB family as well.

As promised, we’re prepping some nice gift packages for our donators (see all info here), including digital access and a hard copy of the SXSW 2013 OEB Grids.  While this is exclusive to our donators, I did want to give a little preview using some made-up info (but a real showcase!).  This is just a mock up, but here are some of the things you can expect to see on the Grids (see the picture above):

 

-       Our Top Showcase/Day Party recommendations, with up to 20 different showcases per time slot (split between day and night from Tuesday night to Saturday night – 9 sheets total)

-       Venues and addresses (trust me, this is crucial) for the top showcases

-       OEB’s score for the artist, color-coded like on the spreadsheet

-       Popularity Index for every artist on the top showcases and one-off recommendations.  Using a formula, I’ve converted artists’ top YouTube views into a 1-10 number, attempting to answer that all-important SXSW question: line or no line?

-       One Off recommendations for artists that weren’t on the strongest showcase or party, but are still worth going out of your way for.  

 

As always, you can donate and join our extended family in order to get a copy of the Grids among other unexpected goodies.  To contribute, click on the ‘donate’ button on the left side of the Operation Every Band homepage.  

Donating to OEB

Hey everyone,
While I realize there are many places that you should donate money to more than a SXSW music website these days, I recently received a couple inquiries on how some of our dedicated fans can help the cause.  I’ve been thinking about it as the digital equivalent of buying me a beer.  I don’t make a dime off of this project and am not associated with any publications - this is purely a passion project that became something bigger.  With just under 30,000 followers on Tumblr, it is rewarding in and of itself to feel like I have a small pocket of ownership when it comes to recommending new artists to your playlists.
      - That being said, I’d hate to collect for nothing.  We’ll reward any donation, from a buck-fifty to a bazillion dollars, with an OEB SXSW 2013 Package, which includes:a hard copy and digital copy of our top secret OEB SXSW 2013 Showcase/Day Party Guide, featuring a breakdown by time of all the best showcases and individual acts each day.  This is my personal roadmap while I’m in Austin and it is awesome.  This will also include popularity ratings (how crowded will it be and when?) and, of course, our Operation Every Band scores.  This will be delivered no later than one week before the conference.
     - the OEB Mixtape - featuring our favorite artists for the trip down to Austin.
     - Stickers, Thank You Notes and other goodies and surprises!
Since Pay Pal can be somewhat cryptic, I just ask that you email me at operationeveryband@gmail.com with your address and the preferred email address you wish to receive you digital copy of our OEB SXSW Guide after you donate, if you wish to contribute.
Thanks again for all the kind words of response over the years.  Just taking the time to write a few words is greatly appreciated and we’re glad we can help make your SXSW (or just music exploration in general) the best it can be.
To donate - click on the Pay Pal link towards the left at http://operationeveryband.com.
Thanks,
Kevin, Alison, Nate and Lucas

Donating to OEB


Hey everyone,

While I realize there are many places that you should donate money to more than a SXSW music website these days, I recently received a couple inquiries on how some of our dedicated fans can help the cause.  I’ve been thinking about it as the digital equivalent of buying me a beer.  I don’t make a dime off of this project and am not associated with any publications - this is purely a passion project that became something bigger.  With just under 30,000 followers on Tumblr, it is rewarding in and of itself to feel like I have a small pocket of ownership when it comes to recommending new artists to your playlists.

      - That being said, I’d hate to collect for nothing.  We’ll reward any donation, from a buck-fifty to a bazillion dollars, with an OEB SXSW 2013 Package, which includes:a hard copy and digital copy of our top secret OEB SXSW 2013 Showcase/Day Party Guide, featuring a breakdown by time of all the best showcases and individual acts each day.  This is my personal roadmap while I’m in Austin and it is awesome.  This will also include popularity ratings (how crowded will it be and when?) and, of course, our Operation Every Band scores.  This will be delivered no later than one week before the conference.

     - the OEB Mixtape - featuring our favorite artists for the trip down to Austin.

     - Stickers, Thank You Notes and other goodies and surprises!

Since Pay Pal can be somewhat cryptic, I just ask that you email me at operationeveryband@gmail.com with your address and the preferred email address you wish to receive you digital copy of our OEB SXSW Guide after you donate, if you wish to contribute.

Thanks again for all the kind words of response over the years.  Just taking the time to write a few words is greatly appreciated and we’re glad we can help make your SXSW (or just music exploration in general) the best it can be.

To donate - click on the Pay Pal link towards the left at http://operationeveryband.com.

Thanks,

Kevin, Alison, Nate and Lucas