Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Things that make you go hmm......Musicwerks and their promotion of bands

Well, after that uplifting post. I got a mass e-mail from Musicwerks, a record store in Seattle devoted exclusively to Industrial and Gothic music, talking about upcoming events. What was interesting was that although they've heavily promoted Combichrist, a band that's catching a wave of popularity and that I don't really care for because they aren't intense enough, they didn't send out anything, not the special e-mail that Combrichist got, about Psychic TV coming to Seattle tonight.

This is kind of an oversight for the following reason: Psychic TV is the band of Genesis P-Orridge, formerly of Throbbing Gristle, one of the bands that invented industrial music itself. Literally. It's Throbbing Gristle and Einsturzende Neubauten, which was more a completely experimental band than TG.

So.....you have band of the moment promoted heavily and you have one of the founders of the genre your store is oriented around not getting any publicity. It's true that they announced the dates late....but even so,Combichrist is playing on Friday and I got the e-mail urging people to come to it today. Surely they could at least have given several days warning that one of the founders of the genre was playing in Seattle this week.

Well that's it for now. I'm going to be off to see Psychic TV soon.

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