Everything You Needed to Know about Booking All Asia, But Were Afraid
Some of our shows are
arranged by third party promoters like CNC Productions. If you
booked your show thorugh a promoter, please defer to them for
information on promotion, confirming your show, equipment, etc.
1. Confirm Your Gig With
You must bring a flyer and submit an email description
of your act within 7-10 days of booking, or an advanced deposit.
Gigs that are not confirmed will be re-opened, and "double booked."
Don't show up the day of your supposed gig without confirmation and
expect to get on stage. This will ruin the event for everybody
involved. Also, listings on our online calendar only reflect confirmed
gigs. By following our process and staying in contact with the club,
you're insuring a successful event for all parties involved.
2. Promote Your Own Gig!
All Asia books space like a community theatre, so promotions are
minimal. We try to return the maximum money to the artist. As a
community theatre, you may see many different styles of entertainment,
all in the same evening. Please be respectfull of other peoples'
2A. Cover Charge and
$5 for guests over 21, $9 for underage guests, for all shows booked
directly with All Asia, unless otherwise noted.
Shows booked through outside agencies, such as CNC & Keynote
Booking, may have different pay structures,and you will have to confirm
payouts, load-in times and equipment lists with them directly.
Sound engineering questions should also be directed to the
person/agency that booked your show.
3. Plan Out Your Time Slot!
Do not ask if you can start setting up 30 minutes before your slot,
since others may be using the stage. Any pre-setup can be done only in
the back. If you require a one hour setup time, and your slot is 90
minutes, you will have 30 minutes to play. Be efficient! If you require
20 minutes to break down, then your time play is now 10 minutes! Do not
break down into the next person's time slot.
3A. If You Are Late
You will probably have to cut your time.
4. Load In Through the
While others are playing it is common courtesy not to disturb their
performance. Don't load in too early, since there may not be space.
5. Use the Parking Lot at
the University Hotel
The University Hot Parking Lot is directly behind All Asia. It only
costs 5 dollars with validation for the first 3 hours. After 3 hours,
regular rates go into effect. All Asia will not be held responsible for
your lost vehicle! Getting towed from a private lot will cost you $100
and a ticket from the city costs $20 and up. In comparison, $5 is cheap
6. No Outside Food or Drink
All Asia derives all its income from the sale of food and drinks.
Without revenue, there would be no place for new bands and artists to
play. The only food allowed is from our sister restaurant across the
street, "The PuPu Hot Pot" Chinese Restaurant. Any "brown bag liquor"
will result in immediate confiscation and possible event shut down.
6A. One Drink Minimum
All guests will be asked to purchase a beverage.
7. The Late Show is a 21+
If you're staying, be prepared to show ID with proof of age. Valid ID
includes Mass Drivers License or a passport. This includes all shows
which run past 10:00 at night.
8. No Back Packs or Large
Management reserves the right to search any bag coming into the
premises, and may "hold it" for you until you leave. Some people think
they can bring in their own booze, but we all know that is illegal in
9. No Moshing or Slamming
Will Be Tolerated During Rock Shows
Show will be shut down by management if it feels there is a risk of
loss or damage, with no refund to guests. The city of Cambridge has
indicated that we are "a restaurant with an entertainment license."
Aggressive dancing is not conducive to dining.
10. You Break, You Buy
Anyone caught breaking All Asia property or stealing will be held
accountable for the replacement. Shows have also been stopped after
such incidents. Often, the promoter will not be allowed back until the
item is replaced.
11. All Asia has an
on-call Sound Engineer
You will need to let the club know, in advance, if you will require
one. Sound engineer fee will range between $50 and $80, depending
on the slot. Don't ask the bartender to help you with sound, if he is
busy serving other customers.
11A. All Asia has back-up
mics, chords and stands, that can be used in conjunction with our sound
If you are running your own sound, we recommend that you bring your own
mics, chords and stands, and plug into our board . We have an 8 channel
yamaha system, two speakers and one monitor.
12 We Have A Bar Menu But
Let your guests know that they will have to order all food and drinks
at the bar. If you are nice to the bartenders, they may bring the food
to your table. We are a "no-frills" establishment so don't ask the
bartender "How come nobody's waiting on me?"
13. Bartender Takes a Cut
of Whatever Food Gets Brought In Illegally
14. Restrooms are for
Paying Guests Only
Tell your door person not to let in the bathroom users, because
often-times it is a homeless person looking to take a shower in our
sink. Once we had six rolls of toilet paper snagged by one of our
14A. Don't Destroy the
Please respect the porcelain god. Graffiti, cigarette butts, puke (aim
for the bowl), stickers and broken bottles are for the back seat of
15. Don't Knock the Club
that Books You!
"Due to the management's screwing up the schedule, I apologize on their
pathetic behalf." If something goes wrong that is out of the
management's hands, roll with it and don't convey panic to your guests.
It's a small world in the club business, and promoters from
different venues often share notes.
16. Try to Share Gear
5 Drum Kits are Too Many for One Room!
17. Don't Get Drunk Before
Your actions will have a big impact on your guests' behavior, so you
need to be semi-coherent while you're communicating with them. The city
knows that people drink in that little parking lot, and they tie that
in with All Asia. Performers caught with bottles of booze will have
their gig pulled.
18. Anybody Can Get a
Booking At All Asia
... Well, almost. Prime time slots are usually earned by merit (proven
track record of sales), or by advance deposit. You will not be measured
by artistic talent here. If you have a very large extended family, this
may be the place for your first show! Don't forget to remind your
guests that this is a full service restaurant and bar before they come.
19. The Styles Change as
Often as Every Hour
Warn your guests that if they walk in early, they'll be walking in on
someone else's show.
20. Turn Down the Volume!
If management tells you to reduce the volume, please do so. The
neighbors can call the police if it gets too loud, so please respect
the citywide noise ordinances.
21. Last Song, Wind Down!
The manager will let you know when time is running out by flashing a
series of signs "10 minutes," "5 minutes" and "Last Song." Do not go
into extended play during the last song. Last song usually means 2-3
minutes remaining. If you are in the middle of one, finish it. If not,
you may play one more. Do not ask the audience if they would like more,
because it is not their decision. If you feel you want an encore, wind
down 10 minutes early and then do the encore!
If you still have further
questions, feel free to contact Marc: