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Comment Archives: stories: Music: Listen Here

Re: “Don't Listen Here

The band nobody likes is on tour playing to thousands of people each night...Josh Gross is in Idaho, I think Nicleback wins this round.

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Posted by winner on 06/10/2012 at 11:40 AM

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To the promoter: Dude. The press is the fourth estate. You can't buy good press. You can't buy bad press. You do your job and don't complain about any press. They're independent from you, as they should be.

Posted by Aaron Brazell on 06/10/2012 at 9:53 AM

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@DougHoelbinger -- not sure what kind of music yr into, but Built to Spill is far and beyond a nationally recognized act and they call Boise home.

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Posted by Teeter Sperber on 06/10/2012 at 4:11 AM

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This was featured on Art of Trolling!!

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Posted by J on 06/09/2012 at 10:22 PM

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This Nickleback slam is THE BEST thing I have read all day!!!
If you do not win some sort of award for this, let me know... I will spray paint you a Nickelback Wings Flask (found on their website) and reward it to you as I preform a ceremony myself!!! Rock on man!!!

– Angela

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Posted by Angela Stark on 06/09/2012 at 9:52 PM

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What is funny Doug Hoelbender is every one of those bands you have mentioned have played in Boise. You must not be from around here.

I do agree that giving grief to Nickleback is a huge cliche. It has been done to death. It too easy. So what. No one has to listen to or read any of Josh's stuff either. Taking the time to slam a small market writer is about the same thing.

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Posted by Les Nessman on 06/09/2012 at 3:50 PM

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Does anyone who listens to Nickelback even read the Boise Weekly? I feel like that space where this article was could have been put to much better use by talking about a band that isn't famous and already well hated. Of course Nickelback sucks, nothing new here. - Ellen (made me post anonymously, but I didn't mean to)

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Posted by ellen on 06/09/2012 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Jonathan Richman to Show Boise some Modern Love

Josh, your Nickelback piece has made you a star. Here, I point out to the unwashed masses, Josh has written positively about Jonathan Richman, who deserves it.

"I'm in love with modern moonlight/128 when it's dark outside."

Oh, and those who want a laugh (and more good music) should check out "Pablo Picasso" by The Modern Lovers.

Posted by Stephen Davies on 06/09/2012 at 12:51 PM

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bdb484 says:

"The promotor complains that "this type of journalism makes it much harder to bring in acts" like Nickelback.

"Isn't that the point?"

No, it's not. Putting aside speculation about whether this promoter lives in an alternative universe where music critics have been banished, what people are arguing about here is whether Josh Gross's blurb was appropriate. My answer is, sure it was; that's his opinion, and anyone who likes the band can tell Josh to stuff it and go see them. Those who don't know about Nickelback can check out their music on the Web and listen for themselves. Pretty darn easy these days to be an informed consumer.

It's not Josh Gross's job to blindly endorse acts just because a local promoter has brought them in. Nor is it his job simply to write some inoffensive drivel telling people Nickelback is coming to town. If anything, by expressing his completely negative assessment of Nickelback's music, he has done the group a favor: Real fans will want to show their loyalty by buying tickets and supporting the band, and others will want to see what the fuss was all about. Anyone who decides whether to see Nickelback based solely on what Gross wrote is -- gee, I hate to use this word, but here goes -- a fool. And what was it Michael Douglas (as Gordon Gekko) said in "Wall Street?" "A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place."

In the end, the marketplace will determine how many tickets are sold.

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Posted by Stephen Davies on 06/09/2012 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Don't Listen Here

Real journalism is about thoughtful information, not just pandering to people who agree with you.

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Posted by Doug Hoelbinger on 06/09/2012 at 11:34 AM

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Giving credit where it is due, Mr. Gross is funny, and again I agree on Nickelback (the coin return band), but really is this the job of a "journalist"? Opinion articles are only good if there's some sort of substance to back them. This is a short rant by a bitterly unsuccessful musician. No one seems to understand that by feeding into this kind of hostility has already ruined Boise's music scene. Go ahead and do the research, craigslist for Boise has the most negative musicians "community" in this country, not to mention the fact that it is full of delusions of grandeur. I did check the reverbnation page for Mr. Gross, his bio: Bio: Ace reporter, produced playwright, author, comedian and internationally recognized rock n' roll superstar. Seriously Mr. Gross, if you could come back to reality, you would realize that no one but Boise cares what you have to say, play, or write. How many nationally recognized musicians have come out of Boise? EVER? The scene here is appalling and will continue to be that way until the citizens understand that actually have a thriving scene where everyone is bitterly fighting each other. Perhaps the musicians should work on their music as much as they talk shit, then maybe Boise could get somewhere. Boise is doomed if this attitude continues to feed into the excessive malcontent that only motivates the people to complain. And Doogle, if you've been anywhere but here, you would see what the edge of journalism looks like, and it is certainly not a few paragraphs (most containing a single sentence) of "I hate success, because I don't have it". Because of bullshit like this, I have to travel almost 1000 miles away to catch a decent band. Maybe instead of an "every man for himself" attitude, we should think about the community. A strong community makes for a strong scene.

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Posted by Doug Hoelbinger on 06/09/2012 at 11:30 AM

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Posted by Chad on 06/09/2012 at 6:51 AM

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My review of Josh Gross music:

"Better than Nickelback".

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Posted by Dean on 06/09/2012 at 6:35 AM

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Josh Gross music. Please leave a review.

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Posted by sirclef on 06/09/2012 at 1:24 AM

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Honesty rules, thanks for a splash!

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Posted by Lucy Harris on 06/08/2012 at 11:20 PM

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glass houses?

he cast the first stone...

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Posted by tiredofhaters on 06/08/2012 at 10:50 PM

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It is easy to write words in a row like you did... but Nickelback will still be known as a great band and you will only be known as GROSS.

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Posted by Derek on 06/08/2012 at 9:56 PM

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As my brother says, hating Nickleback is as cliche as loving Nickleback.

That being said...... for 45 bucks I could:

Get both my nipples and my nutsack pierced
Buy a bunch of bathsalts and talk to god, or the devil.... or both?
Wax my ass crack
Drive to Hanna, Alberta and stare at the gapping hole
Buy Silver Side Up, then drink a whole bottle of vodka, then before succumbing to alcohol poisoning, putting on Silver Side Up, forcing me to void the contents of my stomach and saving my life

The list goes on and on...

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Posted by Jesse James Richard on 06/08/2012 at 9:08 PM

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best article ever, Nickleback is a terrible band, i bought their album in junior high as a rebellion. plus the people who have bad things to say about this article are retarded, most of them can't even spell correctly, and i'm fuckin drunk! anyways, keep doing your thing.

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Posted by Marc Montero on 06/08/2012 at 8:17 PM

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Best article ever. Anyone disliking them has to remember you're defending Nickelback. Go support child rape and murder and other terrible shit too while you're at it. Then kill yourself for hating on free speech.

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Posted by NickelbackIsWorseThanAids on 06/08/2012 at 7:16 PM

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