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Shane Speal

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The DIY Musician: Getting Your Ass Kicked Onstage … and Fighting Back

Last Monday, 2 a.m.: I was driving home from a gig when l felt the adrenaline finally leave my chest. It was at that moment that I realized how difficult this show was. The room was almost impossible to command: People were constantly talking over the music, the PA mix was the worst, and I had to be downright combative just to keep their attention. Yet, when we left the stage, we... …