As most of you know I love the early era of music. My favourite is the 1960s, but I enjoy the 1950s on up through the 1990s and beyond — depending on what it is.
Went to check out a club today that was supposed to specialize in retro and classic music. The Who was playing. So far so good, even though seeing a “host” and a very generic looking DJ raised a little red flag . . . but no big deal. Can’t always judge a book by its cover! And yet, I wasn’t there two minutes before The Who changed into Kid Rock with an announcement from the DJ that “Nickelback is up next.” I have to say, life is just too short. If you want to get me out of your club fast, play Nickelback!
Why God? Why? I know music is in the ear of the listener, and certainly people can have a club featuring whatever music they like best; but Kid Rock and Nickelback at a club that’s supposed to be retro? This place, in its description, claimed to be different. It was trying to appeal to people who liked older music, really pushing the retro thing. My advice? If you really wants to be different, fire that DJ!
There’s nothing wrong with clubs that play all kinds of music. Some people like that. However, if it is a club like that, don’t try to pass it off as retro and claim that it’s different, when you’re just as generic as everywhere else. That’s frustrating for those of us who really want to go to retro places.