In the last excerpt on the great music blog Hypebot from the the band improvement book How To Make Your Band Sound Great, you'll see how a band's show is a lot more than a collection of songs. In fact, the differences between an amateur show and one that's tight and professional are spelled out clearly.
Most new bands only learn about performing by doing it a lot, and that's the way it's always been. But it's a lot harder to get gigs these days than it used to be, so the article is a bit of a shortcut. After all, awareness is the first (and some say the biggest) step to improvement.
Thanks, Bruce Houghton, for featured my book these last 5 days. Hypebot, by the way, is one of the most read music blogs on the web today. Bruce is also featured in my upcoming book "Music 3.0 - A Survival Guide To Making Music In The Internet Age" which should be out by the end of the year.