My new issue of Live Sound arrived yesterday. Actually, it came last week, but pages 35-82 were missing...go figure. Anyway, thanks to the great folks at Huge Universe who sent out a new copy right away.
Back to the story, they have a great article on helping musicians who are using in ear monitors (IEMs) achieve some level of connection with the audience and each other. The author discusses the pros and cons of mic'ing the audience, mic'ing the artists and using some of the new specialized IEMs that contain ports or mics on the ear buds.
If you don't get Live Sound, and you do anything remotely related to sound, you really should subscribe. Especially since it's free! You can also view the electronic version of the magazine for free here. Actually, you do have to subscribe, but like I said, it's free.