I usually hate The Stranger and everything they write (especially when it comes to music), but this was interesting:
If Camel wanted to really support the music community without advertising to young people, they wouldn’t be putting on shows with bands that are known for their draws with minors. They could just as easily be supporting alt-country shows at the Tractor, or maybe some jazz at the Triple Door. Or even bands that are young and hip but don’t really appeal to minors, like Silversun Pickups or the Black Angels. Camel is trying to slip under the radar and advertise to young people by associative branding.
Oh, and Ari Spool’s level of douche-bagary is far below that of everyone else that writes there. So I guess that probably had something to do with it.
And yes, I know that reading a bunch of stuff (I read Line Out daily) I know I hate is kind of masochistic, but that’s not why I do it. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, right?
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