gernblanston, I would pay money to watch Josh Gross slap the face of the promoter that brought in Nickleback. Oh wait, they're giving it away. Speaking of which didn't Nickleback make these tickets a Groupon promotion yesterday? A little more thinking and a little less navel gazing might help the "industry". Booking a cut rate has been band in the sticks is the sign of a band in decline, not of good promotion. Don't do us any favors. Next stop county fairs and Jackpot.
hmm... no all you Josh Gross haters, this is exactly what journalism needs to be like. When Clear Channel and Live Nation are destroying the present and future of music, it makes journalism like this necessary. This is not the kind of opinion writing that needs to be relegated to Facebook (although I'm sure it would have become just as viral there)... This is the kind of writing that speaks truth to power: Nickleback is hated because they are an example of music being shoved down people's throats.
And, not to speak for you Josh, but I'm sure he'd trade the Nickleback salary to keep his soul intact in a second. As an aspiring musician who will never reach "the level of fame" of Nickelback, I can tell you with a totally straight face that I would rather struggle in obscurity for the next ten years than play in a band as bad and soulless as Nickleback for one 6-month tour.
Most juvenile article I've seen written for BW
I'm so tired of all the hate, not for just Nickleback, in general society.
This may not make sense now, but when you grow up you'll understand; People like stuff and things that aren't necessarily same as the stuff and things you like, it doesn't make your stuff better.
Full disclosure: I don't care one way or the other for their music.
"If you're going to try and be the cool guy and right something like this..." Don't you mean 'Write'? Touche', douche'! And Josh Gross hit it right on the head!!!
Is this an article or an opinion piece? Save your worthless opinions for your facebook statuses. All of your 'hilarious' phrases, which I'm sure you chuckled over while you wrote them, can be translated into 5 simple words. "I wish I was them." have fun sitting in your studio apartment while these guys make your annual salary in 1 night.
To the promoter: journalists should not be bound to endorse ideas, acts, or anything else that they dislike or disagree with. As a musician I've occasionally been criticized in the press, and I've always considered it their right and not been bothered by it. In short, suck it up and grow a pair.
To the Promoter: this paper or any other has no responsibility to endorse your choices. He can offer his opinion. His job does not involve doing your job. If elsewhere there is a paper writing to support these acts, then you have no problem. If there is not, then you probably will not make that mistake again. Books acts people will like and you will make money. That IS the promo business.
As someone who is a concert promoter and musician, this article is a slap in the face to those who bring in shows. I am not a fans of Nickleback's at all, but this type of journalism makes it much harder to bring in acts, big or small. Word spreads quickly, and promoters won't take chances if they think that they will be treated like this. Very, very unprofessional. Maybe Josh Gross should get into the promo business and risk his own money.
"Good effort! Good game!" Got one thing to say:
^ Luckily, BW as always been on the edge with their journalism and don't follow every single stiff-necked, naysaying, corporate newspaper 'rules' of writing something intended to be more humorous than a stick in butt. Who the crap cares if there's a dollar sign at the beginning of a sentence?? Head over to Reddit to continue your Grammar Nazi warfare. hahaha.
Last I checked in journalism standards you do not start a sentence with a dollar sign. Spell it out. If you're going to try and be the cool guy and right something like this, please do not make yourself look stupid by not knowing AP Style.
this went viral on reddit
Such an awesome write-up!! You spoke immeasurable amounts of truth and justice in the American way of differentiating between real rock-n-roll from the hack-n-troll.
Awesome writeup. No argument here, especially when Nickleback sent out a Groupon yesterday for their concert tickets. Now they're now possibly becoming a punch line in Web culture. Check it out: Is Nicklebacking the new Rickrolling? http://mashable.com/2012/06/05/nickelbacki…
Glad to see this awareness raising event happening. The CDC is saying that between 2 and 2.5% of all people in the US have Hep C and the majority are currently unaware of their infection. Universal testing would be a great idea.
...i just read the print article, and it refers to hep c as a disease, which it is not... it saddens me to think that someone would read this and think that if they are sick from it is incurable..if anyone has read this and their heart sank from this false information that was attributed to me in quotations please call me at 208 713 9734, or call the family medicine residency of idaho at 208 514 2500 and we will explain...... i never said anything of the sort, i said at a certain stage of sickness it is incurable....also, catherine merrick is playing, and jim boyer is not headlining, furious jones is.......
two mistakes in the article - i didnt find out i had it the last year cobain was alive, thats when i got it, i found out much later, in new orleans in 2008, and its not incurable after you get sick from it, just less likely to be curable, dependin on what stage its in.....
This band rocks
What the fuck are you talking about. He isn't anything like yeezy(who the fuck is that) or Kanye West. He can actually rap.
Comparing him to Kanye and Yeezy is degrading.
Also his breakout album wasn't Murs for president. It was the Murs and 9th wonder albums. If you did a some research and listening you would know that. His best album is The end of the beginning.
Why do you guys put such little effort into the music section of the Boise Weekly?????
Hey be sure to check out (and like) an awesome interview with the Grammy Award wining Producer Steve Lillywhite, who has worked with artists such as U2, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Rolling Stones, etc at: http://culturecatch.com/vidcast/steve-lill…
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