If you are in a cover band, just stop now. Save yourself the agony of looking like a complete douchebag. There’s no excuse. Some say it’s for the money. Well you’re a joke then. Music isn’t about money, it’s about the creative process. It’s an outlet. It’s about putting it all out there for people to hear. Laying everything you feel and love out there not knowing whether people are going to love it or hate it. Doing a cover or two and making it your own (usually because it’s something you connect with) is awesome. But doing a cover just because it’s popular is rubbish. Any asshole a little bit of time can learn someone else’s songs. What’s so awesome about that? The fact that the venues pay you pretty decent is even more pathetic. It’s like a clinic supporting a meth addict. Meanwhile people who pour everything they have into their music can’t get a weekend show at a bar that someone’s actually heard of. I get it, not all original music is good either. But one thing I do know for sure: Shitty original music is still by far better tan the best cover band. It takes balls, courage, thought and goddamn lot of heart to get up there and do a song that YOU wrote. NOT Journey, NOT Bon Jovi, and most certainly NOT Fucking Adele. Get a life. Sing about something REAL. Grow a pair. Fuck the whole cover scene. It’s a bunch of douches and skanks. If I had to narrow this down I’d say it’s pretty prevalent in the (not so) Great Northeast. Come on, Musicians! Have respect for yourselves and others. And venues; quit feeding their egos and wallets. Learn how to book a decent show again and you’ll get more people in the door. It might also help if you don’t charge for one beer what a fucking sixpack costs. Scum.
Hi welcome! I want to preface this saying that I love Philadelphia. It’s my hometown, it’s a great place (depending on what part). It has so much history and beauty. My name’s Matt and music has always been my life. From when I could remember, I was always in love with it. Starting with Motown. I didn’t actually get an instrument til the beginning of high school and after a small stint of listening to rap music. Regardless back then some rap wasn’t all shit. Mainly I stick to the punk/alternative/hardcore/indie/emo with some pop sensibility of course. And let me clarify this. Emo, being when “emo” was good. Your post-hardcore, slightly more progressive emo. I’m talking Get Up Kids, Texas is the Reason, Hot Rod Circuit kind of emo. Regardless, if you don’t like over opinionated assholes than I suggest you click the fucking red x in the corner. These are my thoughts on your music. Fuck your scene and everyone in it.