Make It Local For The Holidays To be completely honest, it takes some serious skill and talent to move a crowd. You have the ones that follow the normal formulas—then you have the ones who use their skills to create something completely new. en-us <function copyright at 0x5ddbed8> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:22:26 GMT one more thing 9864a796-dae3-11e1-b113-1231394043be Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:22:26 GMT Re: Everyone
Music is music. Leave it at that.

Everyone is hard working at their craft.

Although, I did not single out any band in any of my comments that "paid" their way into anything I feel like their is no need to press this subject further since I wasn't there that night.

The reason I did not go into details about Blues Night (besides the fact that I have a 750 word limit). Is simply because I have never heard your music or seen you live so I had nothing to base my words around. How would you have liked it if I named members in your band's that didn't exists in an article?]]> 9864a1e2-dae3-11e1-8ebb-1231394043be Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:07:46 GMT
paying peoples way in to nightfall 98649652-dae3-11e1-a8df-1231394043be Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:13:32 GMT Is this for real? 98649490-dae3-11e1-9eb7-1231394043be Tue, 13 Dec 2011 23:19:59 GMT Today's German lesson: Kwichobeechen
But guess what? There are OTHER types of music out there. Sure, Guitar Hero and Rockband are just crappy video games (although fun to play when drunk), but I have personally witnessed teenagers actually move on to playing "real" instruments after getting a taste of how fun playing music can be from those games. You can have your personal favorites, but jesus, open your minds a little bit!

On any given day, I could get cold chills from a soulful guitar riff, or get energized by a bumping hip hop song, or have an electronica band like MRP2 make me smile and want to dance. ALL music has a place in the world - even if you hate a particular style or genre, someone out there is moved by it. Just because it's not created with your typical 4-piece band - guitar, bass, drums, vox - doesn't mean that it doesn't take skill to create. While you might have mastered your particular instrument, I can GUARANTEE that neither of you has the mental focus to use more experimental "instruments" like turntables or computer software that other musicians draw huge crowds every day. Everyone has their specialty and preferences, but don't shit on younger generations for trying something new just because it's not what you consider "music".

I might not have been alive back in "the day", but I do know that there was another point in history when people had no respect for a new, wild, "talentless" genre of heathen music - it was called rock n' roll, and I'm pretty sure that plenty of people appreciate it these days.]]> 98648a04-dae3-11e1-b4c9-1231394043be Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:06:12 GMT
DJs??? 98648888-dae3-11e1-a40b-1231394043be Mon, 12 Dec 2011 16:08:07 GMT Huh? 9864831a-dae3-11e1-8c04-1231394043be Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:28:20 GMT A response....
1st Thing: Freebird is the greatest song in history. Everyone knows that.

2nd Thing: I never claimed to be an expert at Southern Rock and Blues. In fact, I really wanted to get into detail about this night but I feel that if I go into detail on bands or people I have never been exposed to or seen live then it would be way more disrespectful to the musicians to make assumptions or make things up about their style and performance. I've seen or listened to everyone I talked about and I can assure you they are the real deal. Digital Butter made it to the semifinals of The Road to Nightfall competition last summer without paying people's way into the contest and that says something about their hardwork. I like some southern rock and I am a big fan of the local band, The Cadillac Saints. But...I am no expert on the subject. I know that every band puts their work in and I know it'll be a good night regardless but that's just how I felt when I wrote the piece. No disrespect.

3rd Things: You run basic assumptions by labeling Digital Butter & Flux & K7's music as "Techno." I'm sorry to say but like I mentioned they go beyond sampling and run with live instruments. Adam samples and plays bass at the same time (quite the task), Bexy sings and busts her tail off, Hunter wails on guitar. These people have been working so hard that yes...they are talented. Please stop and actually evaluate the music before making assumption. K7 & Flux may use turntables but honestly mixing in and using turntables is a lot harder than pressing buttons on laptops. Different strokes for different folks though. :)

4th Thing: I did acknowledge bands that use instruments and those were the ones on Indie night. Electronic is not my main focus. Mainly because these were bands and musicians I've seen live or heard online. Land Camera and Hearts In Lights are both amazing bands.

Yes, electronic music is going beyond turntables right now and are combining elements from live instrumentation and it is the most exciting development in music right now because of technology. If you want to chose to ignore musicians wanting to incorporate a marriage of instruments and technology to push music forward then that is fine. I understand that some people want to keep it organic. However, there has been some amazing live stuff coming out this year that hasn't been just people pushing buttons.]]> 986475be-dae3-11e1-8ed8-1231394043be Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:05:28 GMT
be nice 98647dde-dae3-11e1-b8be-1231394043be Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:32:30 GMT Techno 98647172-dae3-11e1-a772-1231394043be Sun, 11 Dec 2011 01:18:07 GMT naaa Chow]]> 98646b28-dae3-11e1-8069-1231394043be Sat, 10 Dec 2011 02:46:18 GMT