Because one human being can see only so many bands - out of the 200 or so listed.
"I want to see Marco Polio & The New Vaccines (Friday, 12:40pm, Paychecks), cuz i like em,... Child Bite (Saturday, 11pm, G of C), cuz they sooo good... Matt Jones (Thursday 8:30pm, G of C Lounge)...cuz i like his album... and Robin Parrent (Friday, 9:40pm, Kelly's)...cuz he's our BOYYYY...
John Bissa (of Spitting Nickels-above) offered up his thoughts on MT's Blowout:
"The best thing about Blowout is that it turns me into one of those lab rats that the scientists used to feed a 400x dose of caffeine to. There's so many bands that I've a.) always wanted to see b.) caught something online that sounds very promising or c.) become a sucker for after reading those pithy one sentence teases in the Metro Times guide that I blast around Hamtramck convinced I can catch ten a night.
The one thing I try to avoid is seeing a band that I've already seen -- it is all about what's new to me.....Blowout is truly is an orgy of music and I just don't care if there are occasional strike outs -- the surprise home runs are far more often the case and are the reason I love Blowout.
Here's a handful that have qualified under (a) or (b) that are on my list this year:
Computer Perfection (Wednesday 10:30 - Majestic Cafe) -- for the harmonies
Electromags (Thursday, 9:40, Kelly's Bar) -- I love surf and I love Kelly's
Darling Imperial (Thursday, 11:20, G of C Lounge) -- way overdue to see these guys
Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor (Saturday, 10:20 - G of C Lounge)-- I need some reverb
I, Crime (Saturday, 12:20, Jean's) -- overdue on these guys, too
Jamie Register and the Glendales (Saturday 9:20, Jean's)-- Just sounds like a party
P.S. - Spitting Nickels has a new record, Stop Don't/Yes coming in April.