The first tour I was on was a mission to Austin to play SXSW. I arrived, I played, and I partied. How will this year’s experience differ from the previous? What is to be said about the importance of unofficial shows and the swelling consumerism and sponsorships associated with the official showcases?
This year’s Super Bowl commercials took a stand against Donald Trump’s recent political machinations. Some are saying that rebellion through consumerism isn’t rebellion at all. Others are saying that sending out a message no matter the forum is important in and of itself.