Last night I met up with a few friends at a show in downtown Phoenix, Guided by Voices. Because I had never heard of this band, I was shocked to hear that tickets were going for $30 a piece and that the band had been around since the 80s. I am no longer surprised when new bands come out that I have never heard of--but the fact that this band had been around so long, unbeknownst to me, was shocking.
Needless to say, I didn't shell out $30 to see the band. Instead, I lingered in the bar lounge and listened to the band on the PA system that Crescent Ballroom so graciously installed for cheapskates like me. Though I wasn't a fan of the band--I had a great time watching the "older" crowd enjoy themselves. Music has a way of making you feel young again, thrusting you back to the days before adulthood responsibilities crept in.
Then I got to thinking, in 10 years, what would be the one band that millenials would drag themselves out to see on a Sunday night? For me, the question was easy--Metronomy.