“Wow. Chicago was fantastic. After a leisurely dinner at Revolution Brewery with Stacy and Wiebe, it was decided that we would play Wiebe’s living room. Perfect. Stace made a few phone calls, those friends made a few calls and boosh, an audience. They were privy to a bit of history. Weedghost play two songs? Last night we did. Thanks to Stace and Brian for hooking us up, thanks to Zach for coming down and thanks to all who showed up. We had a blast! Off to Sheboygan!”
by Dan Majesky
I guess I’m supposed to tell everybody why local music is the new black. 3 years ago, I would have shot myself in the face for even thinking about defending that position. Now? Fuck it, I’m riding the wave of the future.
The hey-day of the low-level music tour is over. Gas prices were kept artificially low here for years, and now we eat the back-lash with A1 sauce. Used to be, anyone could tour for nothing and get paid decent.
Your average band on the road these days bleeds cash out their eyes. Mid-to-low-level touring bands usually have aces up their sleeves (aka cash cows back home or mounting credit card debt) if they go out for more than one week a year.