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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Streetalk: What are the best and worst clubs for a musician?

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Zach: Sweetwater Bar. Really good to their people. They don’t treat us like shit. They do fliering and promotions, free of charge. It means a lot to a band. I hate to be an asshole, because everybody thinks it’s cool to like the Masquerade, but they suck. The sound people are real assholes. They really could care less. They think because they’ve been doing sound wrong for 15 years, they’re right. They get real pissy. For all you sound guys out there — get over it!

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Scott: Best is the Star Bar. They have Lone Star beer. Most clubs don’t. The sound is usually crappy as hell, but I like the beer and that’s the most important thing. The worst club to play is the Star Bar. It’s always hot and smoky as hell. The cigarette smoking in there is ridiculous. They don’t have anything to filter the air out. Every time I leave, my fuckin’ throat is all sore and hoarse. But everybody else seems to live through it, so I guess I’m just whining.

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Michael: The new Lenny’s. The sound guy is awesome. Lenny’s is about the music. Lenny’s loves everybody — the mopeds, the punks, the skinheads, the rap heads. It’s about music and drinking PBR, not Diesel jeans and haircuts. Vinyl is the worst because it’s about Christian rap and expensive parking. It’s not rock ’n’ roll. It’s Buckhead. It’s about lifestyle and clothing. Very uppity, expensive and a pain in the ass. They make the bands pay for the parking and load-in.

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