I think that the answer lies in venues like the Dive Bar - successful on it's rep. If the venue book good music, the crowds will come. Please no more "Battle of the Bands" or Tribute bands, Raleigh. How about some artists on the way up instead?
I see his point, but his framing of it is horrible. The Stones, like them or hate them, have a substantial stage show and DO perform. Having met the DMB in person and chatted with them in 1999, I think they were as vibrant as artists then as they are now. But artists change, don't like it? don't feel like their music is the same as thy recorded on that 'hit album' that is sentimental to YOU? Don't buy the records or go to the show. If I would suggest anything that was sorely missed in the article is the sorry amount of cover bands that play in Raleigh and how it affects the scene locally- talk about lack of originality and the need to disappear!
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