"I just read your article about the Big Car show I was at last night. I went to the show, but didn’t see your article until today … (Music, “Ground-up Noise-rock,” Nov. 29-Dec. 6). I actually really enjoyed the article and learned about the Fuck Me label. And the show was actually really great. It was my first time going to Big Car and the turnout was really great, too — until the last two bands played, it went from 50 down to like 15 people.
I live closer to Bloomington, but I’ve been to a lot of shows in the Indy scene and still don’t get it how bands like Horns of Happiness and The Ground-Ups get so much press. Are their fans just high all the time? Anyway, the first three bands were solid acts. I bought the Pfeiffer guy’s record — it’s like indie-pop stuff and it’s really good. I don’t know what it takes for you guys to review records, but it’ll be worth it. Plus, that Gill kid had a couple fantastic, well-written tunes. Also the Melodica band would be worth some print space, too. They reminded me of early Promise Ring meets Wilco ... in a couple years they could really start pushing if they keep at it.
Anyway, just my two cents — I hate seeing these supposedly “ultra-hip” indie rock bands get the press when there’s some really solid talent that goes unnoticed, when it’s just as indie, just as hip and just as impressive (if not more so). Sorry to sound like I’m coming down — you guys really do do a great job.
Nate B. Flynn