Show Announcements!

I have two massive shows coming up! My side-project Skylla is playing with with Filipino rock band Parokya Ni Edgar on the 28th of September at Blacktown Workers Club:





and Aura Animi is playing with Alpha Wolf at the last ever Hot Damn! back on Oxford Street. This will be the 5 time I’ve played Hot Damn, the 4th Band I’ve played in at Hot Damn, and the 4th Hot Damn Venue I’ve played. I’m sure it will come back… one day..






So I have plenty of existing content to upload here. So little time. I’ve began my OSCP journey which is has been taking up all of my free time. I’ve only got a few days of lab time left, after which I’ll have to extend for another 90 days. This time I’ll try and keep more of a journal of my progress. I’ve nearly got Bob, one of the harder targets…

Other than that, my band Aura Animi has two awesome shows coming up. One supporting Alpha Wolf at Hot Damn and another supporting Drowning Atlantis. Head over to our Facebook page for all the info!

List your gigs on Spotify

If your band streams music from Spotify, listing your gigs on your bands Artist Profile is a good way to get new listeners to your shows. I found the documentation on how to achieve this a bit confusing, so I’ve summed it up here.

1. Create a Tourbox account with Songkick here:

The options allow you to continue authenticate with Spotify or Facebook, however I’d recommend creating a single band account that everyone in your band can share so everyone else can manage your band via Songkick as well.

2. Navigate to – this is where you want to sign in, as otherwise it signs you into a personal account. This is confusing, and Songkick have done a terrible job at creating an intuitive UI. You have to make sure you’ve signed up and logged in as an artist to access Tourbox.

3. Click on the Add artist button, then search for your own band name. If there are multiple. If you already appear there, it might be because someone else listed your band as someone playing in their Event, or, it could be a duplicate.

4. Now, you’d expect Songkick to want to validate that you actually represent the band you’reĀ  claiming to manage, but they will only ask for validation if you try to manage a big band like Metallica or something. So, in theory, you could claim to manage a bunch of bands you like like and create bogus events that will appear on their Spotify page.

5. Once you’ve added your band as an artist that you manage, you can start adding events. It not only allows you to add your band to the event, but also other bands on the lineup. Songkick doesn’t have any mechanism to validate this, so it will trust whatever you tell it. Ideally, you’d list the actual bands by search for them. If they don’t exist, you can add them, which creates an Artist page for them and adds them to the event. Songkick will also start listing the event on that bands Spotify artist page, without telling them, so hopefully it adds the right one. Sometimes it’s hard to know if there are multiple bands on Songkick/Spotify with the sameĀ  name. The take away from this is to add yourself to Songkick before someone else does.

6. After a few days, check back on your Spotify artist page and it should have listed your events like so: