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Old 09-22-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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Thanks but I dont think the OP is looking for a dual of my town is better than your town type post please post in reference to other topics that the OP is seeking


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Old 09-23-2008, 11:46 AM
 
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I really don't care. No matter what, Greenville is better (even though Athens brought about such bands as the B52s, REM, Widespread Panic, The Indigo Girls, etc). You can continue now.
How are these bands any better than R Kelly, Usher, Janet Jackson, REO Speedwagon, etc just to name a few, who have all done shows in Greenville?
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:09 PM
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How are these bands any better than R Kelly, Usher, Janet Jackson, REO Speedwagon, etc just to name a few, who have all done shows in Greenville?
I think what is being implied here is that Greenville does not draw national "college radio" style bands or national alternative music acts to the bi-lo center. The only national "alternative" act I can recall the bi-lo center hosting in the unfortunate 1.5 years I have lived here is Morrissey. It has been my observation the bands which you metioned above, appeal to top 40 listeners or classic rock fans...in larger cities there is quite an adult alternative music following, which the bi-lo center fails to attract.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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How are these bands any better than R Kelly, Usher, Janet Jackson, REO Speedwagon, etc just to name a few, who have all done shows in Greenville?
One could compare their overall impact to the music industry as a whole, but thatís not what this thread is about.

As I stated before, itís all about what type of music you are in to. Depending on your age, someone who is in their mid 20s to their 30s may have more choices in Athens do to the target audience the groups that that play there go for. One the other hand, if someone is older and in to bands such as REO Speedwagon, the choices may be better here. But again, itís all relative.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:25 PM
 
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How are these bands any better than R Kelly, Usher, Janet Jackson, REO Speedwagon, etc just to name a few, who have all done shows in Greenville?


Im unable to respond to such an absurd question.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:29 PM
 
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One could compare their overall impact to the music industry as a whole, but thatís not what this thread is about.

As I stated before, itís all about what type of music you are in to. Depending on your age, someone who is in their mid 20s to their 30s may have more choices in Athens do to the target audience the groups that that play there go for. One the other hand, if someone is older and in to bands such as REO Speedwagon, the choices may be better here. But again, itís all relative.


Oy Vey! REM and REO Speedwagon were out at the same time although REM was still young and REO was hitting their stride with their bloated power ballads. It is possible for some to like both bands, but not likely or common.
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:12 PM
 
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Im unable to respond to such an absurd question.
Why is it an absurd question? The groups I just mentioned are just as popular as anyone you can name. Is it because you don't like R and B? This is a very unfair and biased response.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:04 PM
 
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Why is it an absurd question? The groups I just mentioned are just as popular as anyone you can name. Is it because you don't like R and B? This is a very unfair and biased response.
I think it has to do with the group's over all impact on the music industry, advancing or in some cases, inventing thier own genre, etc (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong loose cannon).

Someone stated earlier that the music scene is better in Asheville, which I agree with as well (the Smashing Pumpkins did a 3 day set there on a very limited tour). There are also several music festivals there that draw national acts. It doesn't have to do with one town being "better" then the other, just different strokes for different folks (to make it simple). Another poster commented that Greenville doesn't have an alternative scene. Again, it's what you are in to. Personally, I'd pick the Pumkins 1,000,000 times over The Cheetah Girls (coming to the BiLo Center) or REO. But that's just me.
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC, USA (mostly)
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I think what is being implied here is that Greenville does not draw national "college radio" style bands or national alternative music acts to the bi-lo center. The only national "alternative" act I can recall the bi-lo center hosting in the unfortunate 1.5 years I have lived here is Morrissey. It has been my observation the bands which you metioned above, appeal to top 40 listeners or classic rock fans...in larger cities there is quite an adult alternative music following, which the bi-lo center fails to attract.
Morrisey performed at The Peace Center, where many diverse mucical groups play, but may be overlooked by some. I am personally looking forward to the Jazz and Bluegrass groups on the schedule in October and November.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:24 PM
 
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My town can beat up your town!

On a serious note, Greenville is conservative. While there are a lot of parents who let their kids watch movies, etc. that are over their age rating and any kind of music they will be another story when asked about their politics.
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