The blog post was a nice list of online resources to seek and find gigs. While I do agree that the resources listed are valuable I would argue that the most valuable resource was not listed. I'm talking about other bands and artists that you know. In other words, referrals.
Not only does keeping in touch with other bands you know allow you to continually build useful reciprocal relationships it also allows you to obtain leads on more qualified gigs.
For example, if I'm looking into performing at a certain venue that I know XYZ band, who is a friend of mine, has played before I'm more likely to ask them about their experience and possibly who I should get in contact with there to try and land a gig. The beauty with this gig finding system is that it's free. Some of the resources listed on Indie Music Tech's blog require some sort of annual fee, like Sonicbids. One resource though, was SplitGigs, which is essentially an online version of my example, the principle of which I think should have been emphasized more, hence this post.
Building your network of contacts can help you get more gigs as well as better gigs.
By: Nick Venturella