daft cover band article on music venues under threat

Rock music under threat as small venues go bust across Britain

One day there could be no live music venues and/or precious little live music going on. Why is this? What is happening?

Is 20% VAT really to blame? Is it the fact you can’t smoke indoors still? Did Simon Cowell’s empire change the face of real music forever by injecting electro pop music and pompousness into the psyche’s of youngsters? Are One Direction, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber really today’s idols in place of instrument playing songwriters? As long as you look good, eh. I wish none of the above any ill, but please… there must be more to music that glamour, sponsorship and celebrity culture. Read more