Pearl Jam does not need any more of your money. Go support a local act.
This is not to imply PJ is any good, just that they are filthy-stinking-rich. Besides that, at local venues you can actually get near the stage, dance, and even hang out with the band afterwards. Yes, you do run the risk of exposing yourself to bands who have no idea how to play their instruments, but damnit, it's worth the hours of agony for the diamond in the rough. The internet (particularly myspace) even allows you to preview most sounds, therefore cutting out a good deal of suck. For God's sake, at least avoid the cover bands.
Without further adieu, this week's topic:
Who are your favorite bands or performers?
More importantly, I'm imposing a rule. No negative comments about any of the bands mentioned. That goes for your generous host as well. I won't light into anyone for their musical tastes (even if they deserve it...David, you know what I'm talking about with your NKOTB album).
Here's my list, in no particular order:
- Ben Folds
- Ani DiFranco
- A Perfect Circle
- They Might Be Giants
- Foo Fighters
- The Thrives
- Maria Forgotten
I highly recommend checking out the linked bands, and buying their stuff. If you're ever in South Central PA, you should check them out.