Thursday, February 01, 2007

Farewell Mississippi Nights.

When I was at Ole Miss last November to see Old Crow Medicine Show and Wolfmother (separately) there was alot of construction going on just to the north of the building. Had me wondering whether I'd be seeing my last show there. Looks like St. Louis cares more about gambling revenue than supporting live music, which is supposedly an important part of St. Louis as well. The destruction of Mississippi Nights will leave one less venue to see middle tier bands with affordable prices. The Hi-Pointe stopped their live music schedule last fall as well. That leaves Blueberry Hill, The Pageant, Off Broadway, Pop's and not much else for choices.

There's a reason I'm not hyperlinking either one of these next two venues: They suck.

If you want to hear a high tier band but don't want to see them, then the big mound of grass called Riverport Ampitheater, no.... UMB Bank Pavilion, NO.... VERIZON WIRELESS AMPIDAMNEDTHEATER is the place for you. It will take you an hour to get out of the tundra that is their parking lot, the security are a bunch of damned nazis, and the big posts supporting the covered reserved seating block the stage well.

If you want to see a band in a climate controlled indoor facility that has to charge outrageous costs because their hockey team sucks, then the Kiel Center, no.... Savvis Center, NO..... ScottTrade Center is where you will go to get plowed over with $10 beers.
Way to go St. Louis!!!! Give all of the bands another reason not to come to St. Louis. Wipe out the variety, the choices. Only question remaining is: WHO'S NEXT?

These are the most appropriately titled songs I could find in my library.

The Hives - Closed for the Season

The Police - Can't Stand Losing You

Semisonic - Closing Time


Mike Provine said...

I don't understand why they can't use the new hotel they're building to take Mississippi Nights - and ever else is on that same block - and use that to help expand on LaClede's Landing as an entertainment district. KnowhutImean?

Mike Provine said...

Found this link on CNN today

Mike Provine said...

if you can't copy and paste that, type putting these lines together into one link

I don't know if I can type in HTML here