I agree with some of Zippy's points as far as musician pay, but I hope you guys don't hate me as much as him. As for the Frequency, comparing apples to apples, a band I was in used to play the Slipper Club regularly and take in around $500 at the door, then at the Frequency it was around $250. I think the set up with the stage and everything is better, location is the same, same musicians, promotion being equal, what has changed? Oh yeah, half the people didn't pay a cover. I see how this arrangement helps the club, and as a patron you might not always wanna pay a cover (cheap-ass), but I am not convinced that this helps musicians. I am not against the club and appreciate their role in the local scene, I just won't be playing there anymore. If you're playing for the door, everyone should pay, if not you should be getting a cut of the bar or some guarantee.