I swear to the internet gods, if Bethany Cosentino is ever playing a music festival I’m attending, I’m going to stop by that stage during her set so I can throw a McDonalds cheeseburger at her.
I’ve been surprised to see in FB comments so much sympathy for the drummer. Pollard seems completely in the right and reasonable to me. The asking price was embarrassing, it was an embarrassment for the band name – they got embarrassing press over it.
The email from Pollard just seems honest to me. The idea that the FB page and the drummer think they are somehow exposing Pollard with it seems strange to me. The fact that people are calling Pollard an ass over it seems even stranger – he’s just calling it honestly as far as I can see.
So Love can say hundreds of vicious things about this woman, but when she responds publicly, finally, *once* you declare it’s jealousy? You’ve got some serious blinders on.
Please stop posting cell phone concert videos. You’re encouraging these assholes to do this at concerts and no one wants to see the shitty video and audio results.
I was initially thought to write that Pauly D on a list of top EDM earners is proof mainstream EDM is a cultural joke. But then I saw they’re counting his television revenue. It’s absurd to put him on this list if his income is not from music but from reality television appearances. That’s a different list…
Lots of crazy stuff gets accused in custody battles. I wish you wouldn’t go all Surfer Blood over the guy when nothing has been proven yet. It’s a strategy of custody attorneys to encourage clients to make up or exaggerate claims in order to get a leg up or force a settlement.
I enjoy schadenfreude as much as the next person but calling the news disturbing, or concluding anything negative about him, seems a little out of line so far.
This is at least 30 bands less then previous years but they say on Facebook that this is the final lineup? Shorter festival? Longer sets? Just saving money this year?
I like that he did this – it’s important to keep people aware of this. By saying “we’re too cynical we know this already” what you are really hoping for is continued submission and ignorance to these issues.
Also, you’re equating art for profit with corporate sponsorships as the same thing which is… very inaccurate. It suggests to me that you have some stake in these kinds of shitty deals that have corroded the revolutionary/ethical integrity of music and other creative works for some time.
I’m down voting him not for what he is saying, but because he is saying it like an asshole.
Yes, this has always been that way. If you’re entering a creative field, you’re much better off if you come from money and have resources. This is as true in 2012 as it was in 1966. And also true in many fields in addition to creative ones. But I don’t think the new music landscape changes that constant truth in America any more or less then it always has been.
You seem to be mixing up trade school with college, g zuss. Also this has been an enjoyable, polite conversation for me to read until you showed up. Maybe stop before you type something like ‘toilet paper degree’ and think, “do I sound like an asshole?” Because.. you sound like an asshole.
Jack White started this tour at an NYC venue (Webster Hall) and played 2 full sets that night with the 2 different bands he is using. The next month he played another 2 nights in NYC at Roseland Ballroom playing lengthy, exuberant sets. Sorry. You will have to come up with other reasons why you are proud to live in the Midwest and for why you dislike NYC.
It’s a good rule for me to never spend more then $37.50 on a ticket, with fees. As it gets more expensive the venue gets shittier, the crowd gets shittier, and your view gets shittier. If no one you like costs less then $37.50 your not listening to enough new music, which surprises me if you’re on a site like Stereogum.