So, there's not going to be any new show reviews this week, so this seems like as good a time as ever to write about some of the ground rules for this project (which will in turn explain why there's no new shows this week). Well, they're more like guidelines. "Ground rules" just sounds so formal and stuffy and not rock'n'roll, baby!!
Anyhow. As you can surely tell from the blog title and our mission statement, this project is an attempt by two guys to see forty live music acts in the eighty days of summer. (The date of this blog post is Day Number Fourteen, for those of you who like to keep track.)
But there's more to it than that. Here are a few of the guiding principles of the challenge:
We have to see the shows together. Currently, N is in Dallas and R is in San Antonio. So, even if one of us sees a show this week (and R is supposed to live-blog our buddies the Old 97's), it doesn't count toward the total forty.
When possible, we prefer to go to clubs and other venues that we have not previously written about. Obviously, we are going to have some repeats. But we're going to try to branch out to as many different places as we can.
Similarly, we're going to see forty different acts this summer.
And when possible, we will prefer to see a local act rather than a national act. Though, as is obvious from our post about Peter, Bjorn and John, every band counts.
Uh... That may be it?
Oh, and although we definitely do a lot of drunken band-watching and drunken note-taking, there will absolutely, positively, probably not be any drunk blogging.