Rosie from The Hedrons strums a few virtual chords
Girl group The Hedrons are a good-looking Glaswegian quartet playing straight-ahead rock tunes a la, oh, the Ramones or the White Stripes or any number of bands between the two. It’s pretty good stuff, actually, and it’s coming to the virtual world of Second Life on Monday, October 9 at 7:30pm British time (11:30am SL time), when the band will do a live 30-minute set to promote their album, One More Won’t Kill Us, which drops the same day.
The Hedrons will do the real-world part of the gig from Scotland’s Radio Clyde, and will also provide a shoutcast stream. The band is promoting themselves as “the first UK artists to do a gig in SL,” mostly based on the fact that Duran Duran hasn’t got there yet.
The SL show will take place at a new venue called the Hedro Dome [<-- SL link], which has apparently been built out by a concern called PVG Concerts, whom I’d not heard of before. Virtual swag will be on sale, needless to say, along with the band’s new single, I Need You, which will be available either for digital download or in a 7″ vinyl version, both of which will be purchasable via a Web site linked from within SL.
Oops: Just logged on to check out the Hedro Dome and who should I run into but Rosie herself, the Hedrons’ lead guitarist, who was checking out both the place and the highly detailed avatar that was being created for her. Rosie was quite impressed with the avatar, its guitar and the club itself. “Will there be big fat bouncers on the door?” she wanted to know.
The band’s avs, it seems, will be controlled by other people while the band members themselves are busy with their real-world instruments. After the gig, the band members will hop into their own avs to chat with fans. It sounds like the gig should be good fun, and a nice way to get an ear on some good music. Hopefully, the lag won’t be too bad. I’m looking forward to it in any case. And for an early look, there will apparently be a DJ spinning Hedrons tunes and taking requests on Friday, September 29, at 1:00pm SL time, in the club. Rock on.