Even The Onion is on top of the barley shortage! Click this for a very funny recent "American Voices" installment.
I agree that the Tavern has consistently supported and booked great independent, original music from visiting and local bands. I hope they continue to do so. The City Paper featured a lot of it in the music section — just over the summer, we ran features on such acts as Robbie Fulks, Richard Buckner, Parts & Labor, The Comas, Pterodactyl, The Explorers Club, comedian Doug Stanhope, The Regenerators, The Moaners, Magnolia Electric Company, Ladybug Transistor, Adam Franklin, and The Silent Years (hardly a bunch of “jam bands,” by the way). We’re looking ahead to some mighty fine stuff this fall, too.
Interesting ... Through the various events of the year — the dismissal of the Storm & Kenny team and other jocks, the tinkering with formats, the shuffling of shows, etc. — the City Paper interviewed numerous staffers, execs, and DJs about the station and wrote a number of news items and features. Apex vice president and general manager Chris Johnson never returned a phone call or e-mail about any of it, unfortunately. Maybe someone can light a fire and get him in touch with us — we’d love to get his take on the slowly-crumbling state of what once was an independent-minded station with personality and spirit. Rock & roll!
I think "acceptable mashed potatoes" and "thin moat of mushroom" make terrific band names.
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