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A Cure to Indie Rock Disappointment

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Indie rock shows more often then not are disappointing and I don’t blame the bands but it is merely a result of their lifestyle. They go on the road for a month at a time playing to half filled rooms (if they’re lucky) only to wake up the next day to drive 300+ miles to do the same again. Once a band gets to Austin they are exhausted, sick and emotionally battered; the shows that they produce as a result are often half arsed and rarely worth the cover. Don’t get me wrong I love going to shows and I support bands I like but every once in awhile I need to be reminded what a live show should be, entertaining. Last Wednesday I got such a reminder at Beerland watching Teeners vs. Party Garbage. Continue reading