Indie bands live: what's the point?
I was trading emails with a local musician who had a pretty pointed opinion of live indie rock bands.
"Most indie bands are just boring ... live," he wrote. "They do nothing on stage, don't talk to the audience. They're too cool for that. It's often like listening to an incredibly low-quality version of their album, with less room to make up stories in your head."
I've seen indie bands who are just like that, but I've also seen indie bands who play album tracks with enough energy to keep the live show interesting.
But the local guy's got a point -- so many indie bands have that disinterested attitude on stage, and the crowd acts all detached, and I want to shake everybody and say "Hello ... you're at a concert ... feel free to at least pretend like you're enjoying yourself."