Enon at Durfest
grady at ibiblio.org
Tue Aug 3 10:27:41 EDT 2004
"In addition to showcasing independent local and regional talent, this
year's Durham Music Festival will feature record label showcases."
Looks to me to be yr standard mission-creep, which is OK, I guess--you
make a music festival, you can invite whomever you want. Not sure what
the rationale is -- are there really indie-rockers in the Triangle who
were planning on skipping the festival until they saw that Windsor for
the Derby were playing, and now they're lining up for tix? Unlikely.
On the other hand, that's still probably the basic idea--not just
Windsor for the Derby per se, but all the various out-of-town bands (and
"label showcases") working to generate slightly more coverage/buzz (see
also: this thread) and thus lure more people to the fest, where
presumably the idea is that they'll be knocked on their asses by the
wealth of local talent and become local-music fans forever as a result.
Assuming people are encouraged to check out the local bands *and* are
able to differentiate between the locals & non-locals.
Philosophically it's only problematic in the sense that there are
non-Durham bands on the list but there are Durham bands who *aren't* on
the list, including Spacelab, Torch Marauder, Hotel/Motel & probably a
shitload of others whom I can't name at present. But that could just be
because they're gonna be busy that weekend.
Fikri Yucel wrote:
> Enon are on Touch & Go Records (out of Chicago). As
> far as I can tell, their roots and recordings are all
> out of the midwest and New York (ex-Brainiac,
> ex-Skeleton Key, ex-Blonde Redhead--now that's some
> kind of pedigree). The Durham connection is a
> mystery. They do seem to like playing the Triangle
> area a lot though--sometimes they hit the area twice
> on the same tour. I am rather fond of them myself (in
> case you couldn't tell).
> Still no solution to the mystery, though. The Durham
> Music Festival website says it will be "showcasing
> independent local and regional talent." But it's a
> bit of a stretch to call Enon "regional." Still gotta
> wonder if there's more of a connection...
> --- Agent Starchild <starchild at mutualaid.org> wrote:
>>I'm not sure what Enon's ties are but they're one of
>>bands. I'm excited they'll be there. They must be
>>on Merge Records
>>or something. I'd forgotten what their label was.
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