I don't mean to cast any hate on USC, they're doing great for the Electronic music scene in the area. I just don't particularly like what they're brought to their festivals. It's a lot of big ravey house stuff or trance, neither of which I can get in to at all. They do have some other people I like combined with some of those, but those seem to be their focus. I only can afford 2 or 3 festivals per year and I'd rather choose something where I'd enjoy more of the music.
I'd rather bang my head against a wall for 8 hours than be forced to sit main stage at Ultra all day.
I don't feel like USC is doing much for the local electronic music scene. They bring in main stream ravey type acts to huge venues. They don't really expand past anything more than selling lots of tickets to people who want to go to a huge rave like that. Uniting Souls, Base Drop, Decibel, and other smaller labels and promoters do a lots more for the local music scene then USC.
Well there's obviously many important players in the electronic music scene, but there's no denying that USC has a positive impact on the scene. I don't like the music they bring, but it makes a lot of people happy so good for them. As more people get interested in electronic music, more people will start to like the stuff decibel and all the others do as well so it can only really have a positive effect.
I give less and less of a shit about the Postal Service being at Sasquatch with every new festival they announce they're playing at. Lollapalooza now, too. What's next, Outside Lands as well? I guess I kinda brought this on myself because back when our lineup was announced I thought they might be a special Sasquatch exclusive.
Post by thelegendofgary on Apr 2, 2013 14:22:32 GMT -5
I agree scough. I have been waiting for them to come back on tour and figured this would be special with Gibbard and his ties to Seattle. Now it looks like they are just looking to play every single show possible.
I mean don't get me wrong, I'll still stick around to watch their show but I'm not going to be anywhere near as hyped up about it knowing that hundreds of thousands of people are going to see the exact same show throughout the summer.
Festivals pay extra for exclusivity all the time because it adds another layer of excitement for a lot of people. These are festivals that would sell out regardless of if they had that exclusive act or not. Call it a hipster mentality if you so desire. I just hope Gibbard puts a lot of thought into the Sasquatch set list and adds some non-Postal Service songs that they don't play anywhere else. They have like 15-ish songs including the new ones that came out with Give Up's reissue. There's gonna be other songs because that few won't fill out a 90 minute time slot.