Friday, January 16, 2009
Support Local Music
last night I went to a show. it was at the square room in market square (if you haven't been there go now. it is: a restaurant, coffee shop, and music venue. really nice). Tenderhooks and The Royal Bangs. the Tenderhooks were mediocre. look at their myspace if you wish. Daniel you might like it, but it was not my cup o' tea. then The Royal Bangs took the stage. it was tremendous. their set was electrifying. loud thumping beats, I know the drummer, Chris Rusk (Royal Bangs, Dixie Dirt, The Cheat) and he is an animal on the drums. so, loud funky beats with fat bass and great melodic vocals, shredding double guitars. The lead singer, Sam Stratton, sang with a style and demeanor evocative of Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav ). needless to say that it was a great show. all of this is to say, art is worthwhile. there are artists everywhere, not all are good at what they do. however, all need support. go to local shows, go to museums (knoxville museum of art is free for all of 2009), go to plays. support local economy. as robert said, get off your ass and go do something. stimulate our economy, grassroots style. next Royal Bangs show should be packed. they are by far the best band in knoxville.
Posted by Wild Bill at 10:39 AM