bulleit in the brain wrote:
any thoughts on why some of these excellent shows are just not getting thier due would be appreciated.
Can't speak about any other shows but I think there were a number of factors in the low attendance at this show (felt like a private show for me and Lutzko).
* Unless you closely follow GvsB and the members post-GvsB careers, the name Paramount Styles wouldn't mean that much to you. I just happened to "discover" Paramount Styles a few months ago because I was wondering if GvsB was working on anything new. That being said, I have no idea what the draw would have been had it been a GvsB reunion show. Would they have any drawing power this many years later in Columbus? No clue.
* The show - to my knowledge - wasn't listed on the Cafe Bourbon St. MySpace page. I posted about the show in the Hype thread and Deville wrote about it on his Alive blog, but short of that, there was no coverage anywhere else (I passed along media contact info for all the local publications - from The Other Paper to UWeekly and everything in between) to Scott (of Paramount Styles) and he said he passed it along to the person doing publicity. If people don't know about a show, they aren't going to just discover it.
* I know a few GvsB fans who said they had no interest in a "mellow, solo show from the singer". I wonder if that's the general consensus from GvsB hardcore and casual fans? While I do like the rock stuff, it was cool to see a different side of Scott last night.
* I didn't see any signage for The Summit. Maybe I missed it. I'm guessing there isn't a big walk up crowd attending shows, not a lot of people who just happen to be strolling by and decide to stop in just to see what bands are playing.
When I talked to Scott, he didn't seem to be bummed about the size of the crowd. Maybe he made comments about it after the show and after I left. It's too bad there weren't more people - I thought it was an all around great bill. I actually am glad I got the chance to see Matt Horseshit and even gladder he kept his "set" to under 10 minutes
My opinion of his "music" hasn't changed but at least now when people say "You might not like the recorded stuff but you need to see them live" I can say "I've seen it". The Electric Jellyfish were way more up my alley - I thought maybe they played a little long but I liked their sound and agree with Wumme who said, "In a few months you'll probably be watching them under some tent while drinking free Australian beer at a SXSW day party".
I've got a couple Paramount Styles videos that I'm going to upload to YouTube this weekend and will post here. I thought it was good stuff and like I said it felt VERY intimate considering there were probably less than 10 people watching their set (not counting the guys from the other bands).