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Paulys [18+]
My name is J Krak. I've lived in Upstate NY my whole life. I got into punk & HC in the early 90s. I've been booking shows & playing in bands since 1996. I currently can book shows 7 days a week at Paulys. It is 18+ w/ ID. I like to book punk, hardcore, metal, nwobhm, rock n roll, post-punk, electronic, oi, garage, surf, shoe gaze, deathrock, reggae, indy, blues, doom, as long as you bring it! Keep it original & I'm happy to help out. 946Jkrak [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 13 July 2019


Bard College - SMOG and Root Cellar
2 venues at Bard College to suit ur many needs! SMOG is a garage space with room to dance and rock loud. Root Cellar is smaller and cozier but can accommodate most kinds of shows! Both are entirely student-run, very sweet safe spaces. Bands get paid! smog: ad7685 [at] bard [dot] edu // root cellar: smogbard [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 06 December 2021


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Discover the avant-garde world of "185668232," a multimedia performance art collective originating in Philadelphia in 2009 and celebrating its 10th anniversary in NYX. With a rich history within the DODIY.ORG community, this un-non-profit powerhouse has evolved through various names, cities, and venues. Presenting two monthly residencies at esteemed Bushwick DiY/DiT spaces, their captivating live events are the epitome of collaborative creativity. Offering an A/V projection system for transformative space parties, 185668232 brings a touch of magic to every occasion. As verified ambassadors for sustainable DiY-owned companies, their journey from acoustic minimalism to tech-driven noise walls showcases their diverse musical exploration. Navigating the community circuit with a guarantee and budget in mind, they provide expert assistance and can be reached at booking [at] 185668232 [dot] org. Immerse yourself by following, subscribing, and joining their artistic journey.
Last Updated 15 August 2023

Booked by Grandma
We book shows that primarily focus on bands made up of non-straight cis white men. We like punk, indie rock, pop, synth, shoegaze & acoustic acts. We try to stay DIY whenever we can but are comfortable working with venues as big as The Knitting Factory. bookedbygrandma [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 31 January 2019

Brooklyn Transcore
Organizing events, actions, & collective mutual aid initiatives by and for the Brooklyn Transcore (BKTC) and associated communities to enable transgender expression & safety in creative spaces since 2012. DM @brooklyntranscore or email brooklyntranscore [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 28 December 2022

The living gallery
A decade old diy community arts & rental space located on the border of bushwick & bed-stuy in Brooklyn. It’s important to know this space is truly DIY in that the space exists as a blank slate for you but does actually require artists & organizers to do the work of running an event! There is a super abundance of local artists in all mediums to ask to collaborate with & the space is very well known in the music scene. It is a rental space & the fee for booking the space is flexible and depends on the day of the week and general timing. To be transparent, the rental $ goes only toward paying the space’s rent and materials for maintaining the space. A PA & other basic show running materials are provided. The venue is street level, wheelchair accessible, with a courtyard on a busy section of Broadway. Weekday shows are easier to book & should be over by 11pm. The space has a community fridge outside & a weekly diaper/food pantry. The space is maintained by & for artists but has hosted events ranging from family reunions, boxing workshops, art installations, community markets, and of course multi genre diy music shows :) while whoever books the space is in charge of running their event, the space does & has explicitly supported marginalized & underserved communities & people, queer & trans artists, outsider artists, basically anyone who is kind and open. The space occasionally posts open calls on IG and is currently home to the tape label & phone line, Call Waitn. Contact Nyssa: Thelivinggallery [at] gmail [dot] com or cal on instagram
Last Updated 29 July 2022


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Alaysa Dale (Ballzy)
Currently looking to book Stoner/Sludge, Doom, Hard Rock, Alternative & Grunge bands, although I'll try to help any band where I can. I also put up bands granted we make prior arrangements & no more than 5 guests at a time. ifeelthewave23 [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 13 July 2019

Yace Booking
We are the in-house bookers for Nietzsche's and Milkie's on Elmwood. In addition, we do book one-offs at Mohawk Place, Sugar City, DBGB's and Lockhouse Distillery. We program Wednesdays-Saturdays every week, but are willing to do Sunday, Monday, Tuesday if the band has some buzz or comes to us with two locals already signed on. yacebooking [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 13 July 2019


Foxhead Record Co.
Foxhead Record Co. hosts shows in Fredonia, NY (about 50 minutes south of Buffalo). We also make cassette tapes. Show posters commissioned to local artists. We charge at the door to pay musicians and visual artists. We can offer a place to sleep for touring artists! Contact: foxheadrecordings [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 14 November 2022

Last Call Entertainment [T] [FB] [IG]
Last Call Entertainment is an event planning and promotions company that began at the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2015. We create a platform for musicians to promote their artistic abilities in a medium that is cost efficient for new talent and consumers. We book shows at Mohawk Place (Buffalo), Sugar City (Buffalo), various house venues in Buffalo, Blacks Jacks (Fredonia), The North Pole Strip Club (Fredonia), various locations in Fredonia. We promote local music. We promote local art. We promote expression. Contact: lastcallmgmt [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 10 December 2019

The North Pole Strip Club [FB] [IG]
The North Pole Strip Club (NPSC for short) is located on the edge of the SUNY Fredonia campus, a well recognized music school. We are primarily donation based but always find a way to pay the bands fairly. We welcome local and touring bands and are open to all genres of music but mostly host Indie-Rock/Alt-Rock/Hard-Rock/Emo/Punk/Math-Rock/Rap/Folk music. We are always willing to house bands if you're playing or passing through and have lots of couch/floor space. Contact: lastcallmgmt [at] gmail [dot] com or any of our socials.
Last Updated 10 December 2019


The Squatch Den Records
Conveniently off I-86: Elmira's premier independent record store, offering the area's most eclectic selection of music. We offer a small intimate spot for musicians to come play our social live streams (Insta, FB, & our website) acoustic. Contact: hisrawk [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 05 January 2024


The ElectroZone
The ElectroZone is Ithaca’s hub for experimenters and electro-musicians. We are a pop-up event series devoted to DIY electro projects. Constantly exploring what it means to put on a show EZ events are devoted to crafting an experience and blurring the line between audience and performer. ithacelectrozone [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 13 August 2019

Fanclub Collective
We are a collective of Cornell students who host DIY shows featuring touring and local acts of all genres. We can backline a pretty nice PA and guitar+bass rigs. We typically book for weekends, excluding summers and school breaks. We split door $ with the largest cut going to touring acts, though we use a cut to cover equipment+supply costs. We prioritize booking acts belonging to marginalized communities, and can often offer a place to sleep and a meal at a co-operative student-run house. Contact: fanclub.collective.ithaca [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 28 December 2022

New Paltz

Doors At Seven DIY Collective
Doors At Seven is a DIY collective that does show hosting, booking and music media. We book shows in New York in the city and the Hudson Valley. We also host a blog and podcast on our website to offer additional support for independent bands. Contact: noellejanasiewicz [at] doorsatseven [dot] org / doorsatseven7 [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 25 March 2024

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21 Grams | Indie Media 4 Indie Artists
Hey y’all. I’m a Brooklyn native photographer looking to work with folks in the NYC metro music scene, both locals and touring acts. I mainly shoot live shows but am always open to collaborating on whatever. Hit me up for all yr photo needs! You can contact me via email or through my website (linked) or email: lena [at] 21grams [dot] net
Last Updated 29 March 2022

Anjali Rose
Local artist, DIY booker (sometimes), Videographer/ Music Video Maker, Multi Instrumentalist for hire (keys, synth, backup vocals), producer (with ableton). Contact: anjalirosemusic [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 29 July 2022

Cozmos is a community space in the East Village and retail store that hosts small events with a small stage. Our goal is to bring back community to a more and more commercialized Manhattan. Our stage can fit 1-3 musicians (3 would be a squeeze). We can sometimes provide a place for musicians to crash for a night. Feel free to contact. Email: anton [at] cozmosretail [dot] com
Last Updated 03 November 2023

The Fox And King, Inc
We're a DIY music agency based in The Bronx proudly working for and with the local and extended music scene of NYC. We host regular shows for local and touring artists, produce branded media content, collaborate with local businesses, and provide artist development services. Our goal is to empower The Bronx’s music. Contact [at] thefoxandkinginc [dot] com or Instagram DM's @thefoxandking_inc
Last Updated 15 November 2021

TJO Presents
TJO Presents is happy to book your band in in New York City. We mostly book in Brooklyn but have connections in Manhattan and Queens. Open to booking all genres, mostly 21+ but some 18+ or all ages shows. tj [at] tjopresents [dot] com
Last Updated 13 July 2019

X-Pizza NYC
X-Pizza is a pizzeria, radio station and DIY space by South Street Seaport in Manhattan. Book us for your solo sets (its not genre specific we are however but a small pizzeria and can't have drums/major backline ya know) readings popups etc. Thursday nights from 5-10ish. Contact: rachelroth42 [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 17 January 2023


Matthew Hall
I book shows up here in very far upstate NY, we are a short drive from Montreal & Burlington, VT, & about two hours from Albany, NY. I can't always help out, but I will do what I can & send you contacts for other folks in the region if I can't set you up myself. I can occasionally do paid gigs at a local bar (performers can be any age, but the shows are 21+). I also am able to do apartment shows from time to time. Unfortunately, I can only do apartment shows for acts that don't use a drum kit. I'm always able to provide some gas money, a meal, & a clean & private place to crash after a gig. mhall12901 [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 13 July 2019


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Das Beinhaus
Lair of vampires, demons, and other creatures of the night. Noise, electronic, experimental, dark synth and assorted creepy curios are what we love best. Antifascist, queer, trans, and BIPOC artists always welcome. Email acharistosmusic [at] gmail [dot] com for information.
Last Updated 15 November 2021

Meddlesome Lab
We are an awesome little house doing mostly weird acoustic shows & noise, but we are open to some other more experimental stuff. Basically looking for things that are out of the ordinary. Please no pop punk, metal or hardcore. Watch this video to see a little of what we are about.
Last Updated 13 July 2019

Saranac Lake

Fear No Lit
Fear No Lit is a volunteer-run, unaffiliated literary organization that hosts author events and writing workshops. We don't have a space so we partner with local businesses to reach a broad audience. Writers are welcome to reach out to us at fearnolit [at] gmail [dot] com to brainstorm ideas and we'll do our best to connect you to other resources in town.
Last Updated 27 September 2021


LRS records
Local indie label. We primarily focus on helping bands from around CNY put out their music on vinyl / cassettes / cd / hit-clips / whatever. With that being said, we always love to help touring bands out as much as we can. We won't be able to make every show work, but it's worth a shot to give us a shout. Most shows will be pretty mixed since Syracuse doesn't really have very segregated scenes. Your metal band may play with a ska band. But that'd be fun, right? streets [at] lrsrecords [dot] com
Last Updated 21 February 2017


Warwick DIY
We’re a group of music lovers trying to facilitate a scene in a small town! Contact: docfrymusic [at] gmail [dot] com or DM on IG (linked).
Last Updated 19 April 2023


Taking Back Queens
We are a DIY promoting company based out of wherever someone will let us book. We originally were in Queens, NY but now officially booking in Westchester, NY. We know that it's weird to keep the name but we want to honor our late founder, Richard Parker. Our main priority is keeping the scene alive. We are also part of the Punk Island Collective that host an all ages/free fest in NYC. If you're a local band or a touring band & will like to play at our home feel free to email us at takingbackqueens [at] gmail [dot] com or or hit us up on our IG (linked above).
Last Updated 01 July 2022

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