As CityBeat’s Assistant Music Editor for the past three months, I’m the person behind most of the music listings—those microscopic items printed in the middle of the newspaper every week. With the assistance of Real Actual Music Editor Mike Breen and a crazy little interface called Zipscene, I make them appear there and on the Web site.
In any case, this task consists of combing through countless, often incoherent and forehead-slap-inducing music calendars gleaned from the Web sites, faxes and emails of local venues. Then, I trash-compact that information into our database so that you dear readers can view and digest the concise, easy-to-synthesize Music Listing As We Know It. It’s not rocket science or anything. But it can be a little mind-numbing at times.
Thankfully, there is no lack of local bands with hilariously ridiculous names to keep me entertained.