1) LOITER AT CRIMINAL RECORDS
With weekly in-store performances from touring and local bands, the only thing missing is a cooler full of PBR. Visit www.criminal.com for scheduled performances. Other in-store performance venues include Moods Music in Little Five Points and the Apple Store at Lenox Mall.
2) GRAB AN OPEN MIC
Make your own dang music. Eddie's Attic in Decatur features its long-standing Open Mic Mondays where the cover for performers is only $3.
Search out local promoters (Alex Weiss LINK: www.okproductions.net/events.html, Bean Summer LINK: www.lennysbar.com, Randy Castello LINK: www.tightbros.net, Preston Craig LINK: www.kissatlanta.com, Senor Kaos LINK: www.thekaoseffect.com/blog) and offer to hand out fliers for their shows in exchange for free entry.
4) WRITE A REVIEW FOR CL
If it's selected for print on the music backpage, you win a pair of tickets to an upcoming show. Visit www.clcribnotes.com for details.
5) GET A JOB AT THE CLUB, YOU FRIGGIN' CHEAPSKATE
You won't get health insurance, but you'll see some kick-ass shows and actually get paid for being there.