As someone who has hosted one house concert, I can vouch for this being an amazing way to showcase great artists from the comfort of your home, while introducing them to your friends and family -- giving bands exclusive access to a brand-new fan base. Of course the EXECUTION can be sometimes difficult to pull off. My attempt, while at Ball State, was to bring folk songwriter Danny Schmidt to my campus complex's community center, to perform for a large audience of plugged-in listeners. Unfortunately, we had to schedule months in advance, and afterwards a campus carnival was scheduled which siphoned off most of the families I'd hoped would attend. Even though only a handful of locals attended, it was a great opportunity to hear his music up close and personal, and his willingness to go back to my place to watch a movie before we crashed for the night, and then hang out while I grilled burgers the next day (and he watched the NFL draft) only cemented my fanhood.