Monday, June 8, 2009

A Sound Question

What is up with sound problems at The National lately? Tonight's Passion Pit show featured sound problems during Cale Parks' opening set and again during The Harlem Shakes' set (the lead singer went so far as to call out the sound guys, telling them to fix it).

Just last week there were sound problems at the Decemberists' performance and not long ago, the entire audience saw how peeved Neko Case was when there were sound glitches during her show.

As several concert-going people I know have now pointed out, there are plenty of good sound people in Richmond. How is it that sound is an ongoing issue at The National? All the backstage amenities in the world aren't going to lure bands if we get a reputation for sound problems. The Shakes' singer was right: fix it.

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