Why ‘The Scene’ Needs Criticism

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In a city where the exhausted 9-to-5ers are preparing to flush their systems of administrative drivel with alcopops, the creative arts kids of the Solents and Trents are preparing their mouldy, unconscionably-priced student house for another DIY show.

The starchy sofa has been pushed up against the wall, MacBooks have been stowed away in locked bedrooms, and the ‘stage’ is little more than a cramped corner in the living room, sometimes strewn with fairy lights in an attempt to dress up the depressing décor. Amidst the commotion of unaware spectators, a band finishes tuning up and impulsively starts their set. This is ‘The Scene’.

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Why Do You Have to Stream Your Life?

Let me set the scene for you: you’re at a gig, you’ve been waiting for two hours through the abysmally awful support band and sweaty bodies, and when your favourite band are about to start the person in front of you puts their phone right in your line of sight. Yeah this is annoying but it’s only going to be for a minute, right? Wrong. For some absurd reason people think it’s a great idea to live stream gigs to Facebook.

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