You won´t know who is performing. You´ll only know the location the day before. And you need to be invited to attend. A secret music society? Kind of!
SoFar (aka "Songs from a Room") is helping local musicians all over the world connect with music lovers while changing the way we discover and consume live music. Every month, they organize "secret" mini gigs in more than 80 cities. To attend you need to RSVP and some days before the event they'll send you an email if you've been invited.
What's mysterious about it is that the locations vary for each event. You can be listening to live music in a warehouse, a store, or in the living room of someone's house. Oh! And, you won't know who is performing until you get to the event; so you better be open to listening to any genre of music.
I attended a SoFar event last week that took place in a cozy clothing store. Four bands and artists performed and it was the first time I had heard of them. Natlee, a Miami local, was one of my favorites because of her edgy lyrics mixed with a soulful sound. The other talented performers were Aaron Lebos, Talay Music and Big City Folk Band.
All the organizers at SoFar are made up of music-loving volunteers and said they're always open to more help so if you want to be part of it just get in touch with them. Their site also has a space for musicians to submit links of their performances to be considered for an event, as well as a place for people who want to host.
Be one of the firsts to know about the monthly events by subscribing to their newsletter. And, remember to RSVP fast as spots go quickly!