bopga08, I'm not sure how you can even judge how interactive the indie stores are if you've never shopped there. I've always found them helpful beyond belief, and there will always be listening stations and staff ready to offer recommendations and tips on local artists and events. Criminal, at least, already has DJs and rising artists at the store on a regular basis. You can always find the schedule of events on their website.
I disagree that allowing random individuals to play in the store on a whim would necessarily be a good thing. There has to be some quality control that doesn't involve unpleasant confrontations, and consideration should be made not to annoy the paying customers. In the old Criminal location, for example, it was impossible to shop in the comics, toys, or used CDs when the stage was occuapied.
Well, I'm happy to see coverage of these guys doing their thing out of town. Nice to know they were both received well up in Chicago.
Nice article -- keep it up, Preston.
Seth, thanks for the pointer to Ben Prisk's blog. First I'd heard of it, and that's some nifty stuff.
Nice to see a good guy get a pretty nice write-up. See at the next show, Kenny.
- Rich (Cable & Tweed)
Creative Loafing Atlanta
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