Mr. Butler and Mr. Nicholls, had I known that being "dedicated," "kind," "doing the things they love," and driving for hours are attributes that entitle an artist to a positive review, I wouldn't have come to see the show and critique the actual music. But if that's the case, then every band is incredible and above criticism. And if everything is amazing, then everyone is lying: Is this what you would have preferred?
Mr. James, while you are understandably unfamiliar with my live reviews in this newspaper in regards to my "favoring" local bands (which is false), I admire and agree with your decision to not let this review affect you and your music; your dedication to your music would be questionable if you did.
I don't see anyone from Tucson commenting on this thread so apparently not many even read this trash.
It's okay, Micah. People aren't always on the same wavelength, and it's clear to me that the perceived notion of being above others who aren't locals is very prevalent in this article. We appreciate the chance to play anywhere; it's fun, it's slightly nerve-fraying, and it's experience! But it's people's choices to like us or to not. I'm not going to get upset about this review, it felt like it came from a pretty close minded place that clearly catered to the local acts. All I can say is from our experience with the friendly folks out in Tucson, I'm sure we can opt out of damning their pretentious and close-knit community with our presence. And besides, the venue was closing anyways, if the DIY scene remains this uppity and unfriendly to touring acts, they can keep all their local bands so they don't have to support musicians from all walks of life.
this is really disheartening. I really loved Tucson and have had some really awesome times there. But talking shit on a touring band (a great one nonetheless) is pretty low. I appreciate the kind words said about me, but I admire these guys, and I assure you if I had written this review there would have been some big differences. It just make me sad to see an extremely talented, kind, and dedicated band drive for hours to play a show just to get bashed in the local newspaper.
You honestly need to get your head checked. Blind Man Deaf Boy are a group of amazing musicians, and great kids doing the things they love.
Yup, that in-store show sounds just about right (smiling with fond memories) TR was a hang out in the early 90s for me & a favorite to purchase unique band apparel. I had no clue they were closing.... sigh...
Thanks TR for being a geat & unique for the open music minded. May your next venture be amazing as well.
Awesome description of the way the Brian Dean Trio makes me feel! Thank you.
Wild Belle is playing again at The Earl in Atlanta this Thursday. Sure to be a good show!
Um, scotsman, it seems like you are a fan of Polvo. Wanna jam some time? It promises to be real cool.
Um, Polvo's comeback album came out 4 years ago....
Well, if everyone like the same thing, there would always be a line. Remember, the town wasn't built for you.
Texas Trash is the most hideous band I have EVER heard!!!
i love how accurate this is
sun bones 4 lyfe.
P.S. Death in Color is Y&H's 2nd EP ;)
Wow! Turns out the author may have been on to something http://m.pitchfork.com/news/47783-neutral-…
..I'm wondering when the comments apologizing to the author for some pretty venomous statements are going to start coming in. However, in this day and age, why would anyone let the facts supersede their sense of outrage?
I guess my opinion is overwritten by this article...
what a terrible review. Jesus, Josh, we must not have been at the same show.
"Implicit promise of enlightenment" ??? No wonder you were disappointed. Think maybe you went in with unrealistic expectations? Just a little? It was just a concert, and a fine one at that, and your own issues have no place in your review unless you identifiy them as such. I don't think Jeff Mangum has ever promised enlightenment, implicitly or otherwise, and I think most people would find that statement absurd.
Jeff Magnum is a DAMN good name for a porno actor.
I always thought Neutral Milk Hotel made Nick Drake sound like Raffi.
Great review, Josh.
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