Anonymous asked: The fact that summerpunxs is playing that old gray show is insane to me. They are a side project of two bands who would deserve that show. but it shows how you play favorites to them. There are so many bands working hard trying and trying to get a show like that and you give it to a band that has played two basement shows with no recorded music that is a side project is just insulting to the community. No offense to the guys in that band they are great but seriously, that is so stupid.
Saying “no offense” after saying this kind of thing is like saying “I’m not racist”, but then telling a joke about “a black guy walks into a bar”.
Tumblr’s probably not the place to anonymously drop something like this, but, since we’re all about being honest and building a community, I’m going to publicly address this, in case anyone is sitting at home and thinking the same thing.
First, I offered the show to Small Parks. They didn’t really fit the vibe of the show, but I know that their band LOVED Cerce, who they played with a few times. So they said “You know, our band doesn’t fit stylistically, but Summerpunx would.” They said that they’re trying to play some real shows and not just be a side band. I’ve seen them play, so why would I need to hear recordings?
Second, not a single band has emailed me asking to play this show. Not one. So if there’s anyone out there that’s worthy, they don’t even know that they’re worthy. There’s a lack of good hardcore/screamo bands in the Lansing area. I’m very interested to hear suggestions as to who I should have booked instead.
Finally, Josh from Small Parks and Summerpunx is a Fusion Shows employee. He goes out in rain and snow and extreme heat and tapes posters to windows all over the state so all of you know when the shows are. So I think I’m allowed to show him a little “favoritism” from time to time.
I’m pretty easily reached if you feel like someone’s not getting fair treatment. Feel free to hit me up at email@example.com, or at a show sometime.
Would love to discuss further.
One time we opened up a sold out show with The Front Bottoms after playing one basement show and having no recorded music. Thanks for thinking we deserve to be on this show now though.