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Make Me Social Takes ‘The Journey’ with Mishka

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One of our favorite clients and Mailboat Records artist, Mishka, kicked off his 2014 “The Journey” tour at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn this past Thursday night and a few of the Make Me Social team members headed out to enjoy the show together. While the weather outside was on the chilly side, the night’s music brought sunshine and warmth to the crowd.

First we caught opener Sarah Blacker, a Boston-based singer-songwriter with an incredible voice and catchy pop-folk tunes.

Sarah Blacker opening for Mishka at the Knitting Factory

When Mishka took the stage, his soul-infused reggae tunes filled the crowd with an infectious energy as they sang along and danced throughout his set. To help further bring the audience along on his journey, Mishka added an incredibly unique element to his show by having his friend, artist Jay Alders, create a painting onstage throughout the performance.

Jay Alders paints as Mishka sings

At one point, one of the concert-goers shouted out, “I am so happy right now!”, which got a shy smile and, “Thank you,” from the singer before breaking into his great new song, “All of This Time”.

Enjoy another tune from Mishka below and check out his calendar of upcoming shows!

Bar Tabs and Bluetooth

Restaurants have a long history of early adoption when it comes to apps and social channels. It makes sense that an industry with razor-thin margins and stiff competition would do whatever it takes to get whatever edge they can. WillCall, a brand-new app from a group of designers, coders, and music junkies in San Fransisco, hopes to capitalize on that. The app allows consumers at large and small live music venues to order and purchase bar drinks without leaving the show floor.

In theory, most income at these venues comes from bar sales. WillCall claims they can boost bar sales by giving concertgoers a chance to buy drinks without missing songs standing at the bar.

At the moment, the app is still in an early access phase, with only a few select venues in San Fransisco and New York participating in the program. If successful, the app could inspire a new breed of mobile apps for bars, restaurants, and live music houses across the nation. Imagine a world with no waiters – you just place your order on your iPad and wait for the kitchen to send it out. Maybe they can pair up with Amazon’s ill-fated drone program and drop your bacon and eggs right on the table.

Or maybe not.