18 Signs Your Band Might Suck
Nickelback knows how to suck in style.
It's been about a year now since you've been plugging away with your garage rock band, sweating in a non-air-conditioned warehouse space, and losing sleep over late-night practices. Mostly it's resulted only in your showing up late for your retail gig at Urban Outfitters. All this time, and you and your group of guys or gals have yet to reap the benefits of all that hard work. What gives? Is there something wrong with your sound? Maybe you just need a bassist with more oomph? Or is it that audiences just don't get what you are going for?
These are all valid questions, but which one is the reason you haven't blown up yet? How many more gigs can you perform for audiences of two or three? It's getting frustrating for sure, but no worries -- County Grind is always here to help. We got together with a few local notable musicians and crafted this nifty checklist to help you find out if it's just that your band sucks.
18. If you have deafening distortion on all your songs and you don't own or use a fuzz box, it may be time to hang it up.
17. If your lead singer lists Creed's Scott Stapp and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger as major influences on your social media sites, signs are not good.
16. If your kick drum is held together by duct tape, it may be time to call it quits.
15. If your PA picks up the local NPR radio station, we'd say it's probable you are wasting your time.
14. If your band has only ever been paid in free drink tickets, chances are high you are not on the right track.
13. If your frontman wears JNCo jean shorts (or any jean shorts, for that matter) onstage, you may need to rethink matters.