I really need to update this more regularly like before, i think i am going to bring back a few old blog segments i used to do, like featuring bands I've met and played with, and more regular news about shows and things.
I do have some good news, and updates however i am excited to share!
I finished my second solo album, "The Undead Life" last month and i will be releasing it June 17th!
There will be a Columbus Ohio, and Akron Ohio Release party. The 17th at Tatoheads Public House in Columbus, and the 18th at Chuck's Steakhouse in Akron.
I'll have it digitally released on the 17th. It will be available on iTunes, Spotify, and other music outlets.
Check out my facebook for line ups and more details.
People who contributed to my Indiegogo will have there perks sent out very soon, i had to order more shirts and the physical copies are being produced as i type away.
Lastly, i am playing COMFEST! Community Festival in a big Fest in Columbus Ohio. I am very excited to be playing the event, i'll be playing at the Solar Stage on Sat. June 25th.
Needless to say June is gonna be busy busy!!!
so for now, that's it.
CHECK THESE OUT!!!
Really excited to have some new merch! This graphic will be on buttons and maybe even stickers too!
i have a ton of sahows coming up! really stoked to be playing so much and meeting new musicians and fans.
i'm really planning o hitting the road a lot more this year. Already have several shows booked out of town and more to come.
CHECK MY SCHEDULE!
Be sure to get out and support local music!!!
sorry for the long delay between posts! i have been traveleing and playinf alot!!!
i am trying to save up to record a new album too!
so if you wanna help, let me know!
Later ya monsters!!!
HEY! HELLO MY MONSTERS!
Sorry I've been crazy busy playing shows, traveling, and being generally awesome as usual. SO many things to touch base on, the biggest being in a FULL band now!
INTRODUCING... THE BOOGIE MEN!
TThe Boogie Men (From Left To Right)
The Groove Machine - Caleb Adair
The Boogie Man - Pete Mako
Dr. Beat - Edward Schwartz
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!!! https://www.facebook.com/TheBoogieMen614
(THAT'S A LINK....CLICK IT...)
I've been playing and playing, solo and with the band, the tour was awesome, and i met a ton of cool people! Check the Tour Dates : Shows page for upcoming events!
Hopefully we can and will record an EP soon for everyone. We've got big plans and hopefully we can make it happen sooner than later for everyone!
Sorry I've not updated the blog as much as i normally do, hopefully i will be able to continue with the normally scheduled programming!
Until Next time fans, friends, and Monsters!
Love Ya Babies!
Big News! i am my first of what will be many "Mini-Tours"!
From Oct. 7th through Oct. 12th I will be Traveling for a series of AWESOME SHOWS!
I am still securing one date, But otherwise i am booked each day., and as we speak i believe i have that date being taken.
I'll be in Akron, Cleveland, Huntington WV, Cincinnati , and back to Columbus!
The past weekend i played an anime convention called "MIDORICON" and it was AWESOME! They have a great staff and awesome patrons. I had an amazing time and a great turn out to my show. Made new friends, fans, and can't wait to come back next year! i have a few conventions coming up too! so stay tuned.
Now what you are all really here for, The Wednesday Music Run-Down. Featuring some awesome bands I've recently shared the stage with!
CARB ON CARB:
All the way from New Zealand, these guys flat out rocked. Carb on Carb are James and Nicole from Auckland, New Zealand. They have toured consistently since releasing their first EP in 2012, around their own country, as well as internationally
Find Them Here:_
Robert really blew me away. He has amazingly strong voice and a very good writing style. After leaving his home in Ohio, Robert Harrison found himself planted in the middle of a town called Fort Wayne, IN. Visiting local shows and learning how to play guitar along the way he has always had a knack for song writing.
Find Him Here:
This Is Buffalo:
This Is Buffalo is an acoustic duo from Alliance, Ohio. Dustin provides vocals and guitar. Sara, just amazing vocals. These guys played the #akronMusicScene show last week. I Had a good time opening for them and talking to them about music and the likes. Hope to be bringing them down to Columbus soon!
Find Them Here:
Well, That's all for today!
you monsters stay classy! Love Ya!
After a few weeks off, i am back with the Wednesday Music Run-Down, a break down of bands i've recently met or performed with!
PETE MAKO and THE BOOGIE MEN have booked There very first show in Akron Ohio at Chuck's Steakhouse! i Don't think there is a better venue for me to debut my full band than Chuck's, that place is like home. It's so exciting. I can't wait to bring my brand of awesome Rock N' Roll to you all! Event invites and info is still TBA, but it's gonna be awesome. The date is October 2nd.
Next, i've kept this on the down low for a few days, but by this weekend, my music will be live on Itunes, Spotify, Pandora, Google Music, Amazon MP3, iHeartradio, and Just about every other major online music retailer! I'm Stoked. It's great that i can get my music on so many platforms to help get my name out there!
Last, before the bands, HELP ME OUT!!! I am trying to gain 1000 likes by October on my facebook page: www.facebook.com/iampetemako
it would mean the world to me! If you have friends who are music fans, nerd fans, or just cool people in general, send them an invite, each and every like goes a long long way.
Alright, enough of that, now what you are here for, some awesome bands!
This Seven Piece Band from Toronto Blew me away. Dubbed as an " Indie Folk Rock" Band, they consist of multiple instruments, Banjos, mandolin =, lap/steel guitars, saw, vibrphones...amongst the drums and bass/guitars. They just had an awesome vibe and sound.
find them Here:
Hailing from Allston, MA, Houseguest is a punk-ish-non-genre-labled band. A 4 Piece founded in May of 2012. I had a lot of fun playing with these gents at Chuck's in Akron. I helped them get the show after an issue at a different venue. I also bought one of there sweet shirts. Check these guys out for sure.
Find the Here:
The Penske File:
I'm so sorry I've been so busy, i might need to find someone to help me manage my blog! I have so many things i want to talk about and share with you all!
My schedule is loaded all the way into NOVEMBER! Nearly 14 shows in 4 cities and 9 Venues. I can't wait to bring you all quality shows with new music and a fun time!
So lately I've been making new merch and things for you all. Added a few items to my store including the above pictured Vintage vacuum tube necklace charms! I have a new batch of stickers coming soon, and a ton of other really awesome things! I'm just so excited, you have no idea.
I will be recording a music video soon, i have been talking it over and i think it's gonna happen sooner than later, it just takes a lot of networking and time. Plus, I've been working with a full band and now i have a full time Bassist!
Anyhow, check out my schedule below:
Honestly, i am working so hard to keep the ball rolling!
I'll update again soon. I've got so many stories to tell!
For now this is were i part ways!
Catch me tonight in Columbus Ohio at The Blue Pickle!
love ya Monsters!
Hey My Monsters! Got some big news!
Go on over to the Midoricon website and check out the guests Page!
You'll find myself there as well as several other awesome guests! I can't wait to play the con!
I have an amazing show schedule coming up in September and October. Hopefully, and yes, it's official, Pete Mako and The Boogie Men (a full Pete Mako Band) has been starting to practice and will make there debut! It's officially a three piece as of now, and most likely will stay that way.
I'm very excited to continue growing musically and creating a solid fan base or wonderful little monsters. I am trying to Gain 1000 Facebook likes by the middle to the end of September! I NEED YOUR HELP!
Invite your friends, family, music lovers, anyone!
Also, if you have any tips or leads on independent radio stations, or places that will showcase my music, let me know.
Also, My album "Relationships With Monsters" is still available for only $1 on Bandcamp! That's a stellar deal if you haven't already picked it up! 9 tracks of monster filled-awesome-ness!
Do you have a show or event coming up? Do you know someone who Looking to book a musical act? a Sci-fi, anime, and or comic book convention? Make sure to inquire by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wednesday Music Post will be back next Wednesday with 3 awesome bands i've recently met! so look out for that. Also, Next Thursday ( 9/10/15) Catch me at The Blue Pickle in Columbus Ohio for Trial Run 3! I play at 9:30p
Til Next Time!
Love ya Monsters!
Hello fans and friends!
First off, the news. Working on booking and piecing together my band. I'll be jamming with several people and hopefully i'll be able to give more info when things get finalized. I'll be continuing to play solo shows, but the focus will be on creating and promoting the full band. I'm also working on new material, and so far from what I've posted on twitter and Facebook, people have been really into it. I'll be promoting my Album "Relationships with Monsters" for the foreseeable future, but i'm always thing about the future.
I booked a huge show in Akron on October 7th, and i couldn't be more excited!
Check the Link:
It's at Annabell's Bar, i'm so excited to play that place! Check out my Tour dates: shows page for more details and other upcoming events!
Next up, Moniker Guitars! Moniker Guitars was founded in 2011 by two friends who share a maniacal obsession for playing and building electric guitars. Moniker was founded on the belief that there are other guitar players that want to own and play an instrument that is as unique as the music they make with it. Our goal is to share our passion for designing and customizing guitars by providing a website that makes designing your custom instrument easy. I worked With Kevin at Moniker about designing a guitar and getting set up with them, and then i saw a model they had for sale and i HAD to have it!
Moniker worked with and helped get me situated and i'll be proudly playing a 2013 Reedsdale Model guitar. Take a look:
Here are the specs:
Moniker Reedsdale 2013 Metallic Seafoam/Distressed Black Bullseye
I look forward to working with them in the future, and i plan on picking up a Tejas Model This winter, but until then, this will be my Primary show guitar! Be sure to see some pictures and videos when i get this awesome guitar in.
Lastly, I have started a Patreon account for those who want to help me with creating content, and supporting my ventures! As soon as i have it up and running i'll let you know, it is up as:
Again, thanks for the continued support! i'll have one more post this week i can't wait to share!
Until next time!
Love ya Babies!
I AM PETE MAKO
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