The Columbines perform live at the first PRFBBQ2009 at Union Rock Yards on June 7th, 2009 in the beautiful city of Chicago. For more information on The Columbines, please visit https://columbines.bandcamp.com/.
The Categories are “the events”. So whatever you are posting, a story, photo, lineup, etc… All end up in one sinular Category. I’ve added a Shows Category, and a PRF Singles Club Category for fun. The way the website works is that you go to the category page for the PRFBBQ2011 and it displays all the posts that are in that category.
Bands and People
I’m using Tags for two separate sections right now. The basic use is the “Bands and People” section. Tag each post with a band name, or a name (forum or real), and it will be navigable from the tag cloud in the sidebar. It basically does that same thing as the category page, pulls all the posts with that tag.
I’ve removed the following list of tags from the Bands and People Tag Cloud and hard linked them from the sidebar for more emphasis. These can be added or taken away. The Venues section will also be the same as this.
- Union Rock Yards
- Secret Project Robot
- New York
- BBGS Video PRFBBQ2010
Tags: Begin By Gathering Supplies, Video, THInk, Chicago
- night tools talking about Paulina Meat Market for PRFBBQ2009
Tags: Travel, Food
- Grant National Audio PRFBBQNYC2011
Tags: Grant National, Audio, Secret Project Robot, New York
- The Conformists Video/Audio PRFBBQ2011
Tags: The Conformists, Audio, Video, Observatory, Chicago
Because we are using tags for navigation (not search keywords), try to limit yourself to the exact term, espcially with bands. Risk/Reward is going to be different from Risk Reward or riskreward.
Post Image/Thumbnail Image
This is the most complex thing about the site so far. I always tell people if they can check their email online, they can operate a blog, but this needs instruction.
Post Image – Used in each post. I have decided on a 100 x 100 px thumbnail that I acquire from said band’s bandcamp page, or make myself using MS Paint. You will notice the Post Image on and of the VIDEO posts I have made, and you will NOT notice it on any of the POSTER. Why becuase the poster posts have a nice image in them so it is not needed. But…
Thumbnail Image – is used on the home and category pages for the little icon when the 3rd through 6th stories shrink down. If there is a a Post Image, it uses that, but if there is not, it falls back to the Thumbnail Image.
Easiest way, as you are writing the post, click on the Upload/Insert Image link, upload the image from you computer and copy the new uploaded image URL. If you were going to post pictures in teh thread, you would hit the INSERT INTO POST, but we don’t want that for this, just click save and exit, and then paste the image’s url in either the Post Image or Thumbnail Image URL box, add the alt text (the band name or whatever), and you are good to go.
Embed Video Playlists
For embedding video playlists, use the following code so it will work on mobile devices. (Just change the PLAYLIST_ID to the playlist id and remove the spaces before the < and >‘s.)
< iframe class="youtube-player" type="text/html" width="640" height="385" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/p/PLAYLIST_ID" frameborder="0" > < /iframe >
What else do you want to know? I can continue to add to this post, so comment below.
Big’n perform music in the Grand Ballroom of the Klas House of Happiness as part of the PRF BBQ Auktoberfest on October 16th, 2010. For more information, please visit AFRICANTAPEGROUP’s bandcamp.
Check out this commemorative concert poster for the Electrical Audio Forum’s Rockfest in 2011. The poster design for the Winter Cauldron BBQ was created from one of Renee Robbins‘ original paintings.
The bands that played at the Chicago show include: Blackout Dates, Shark Matter, Transmontane, Bully Pulpit, Heavy Bombers, Nonagon, Tourism, Seek Dark, Seek Flesh, Blank Banker, Zebras, onono, Begin By Gathering Supplies, Nurse Novels, Phonic Riot, Bear Claw, Trophy Wives, Empire State Troopers, and The Hype.
- Size: 11 x 17 inches
- Paper: 130 lb gloss stock
Each poster is signed and numbered by hand in a limited edition of 150. The poster size includes a half inch white border so that means it is ready pop into a standard size frame of 11″ x 17″. A limited number of posters are available for sale at Renee Robbins’ etsy shop.
Phantom Works perform on day one at the PRF BBQ Auktoberfest 2010 at Quenchers Saloon in Chicago, IL on Thursday October 14th, 2010. For more info about the band, please visit https://phantomworks.bandcamp.com/.