Doggass Productions Presents This Friday at the Sail Inn: 4 Bands, 2 Comics and Another Fellow
Yes, a didgeridooist. I see it, too.
Yes, as you can see by the poster for the event, that "fellow" is a didgeridooist. It sure does take balls, in this day and age, to put yourself out there and to play that instrument in the hopes of entertaining people. Hell, booking music and comedy is a slippery slope, but that hardly seems to bother Doggass Productions. They have quite a night of music, comedy, art and aboriginal tree pipes lined up for the willing patrons of Tempe's Sail Inn.
Didgeridoos aside, Doggass Productions is out to promote the local scene in The Valley, and I couldn't be more proud. They have a list of reasons why the local scene in AZ is often lacking, and while I don't fully agree with all the points on the list (i.e. gas prices too high and lack of media coverage), I do agree with the sentiment as a whole. It's a bitch in the Valley for local bands to emerge and make a national name for themselves, and Doggass' point about there not being a venue in the Valley, such as LA's Whiskey A Go-Go, that draws fans no matter who is playing, is spot-on, unfortunately. It really is a slippery slope trying to pin down just why the 'Nix doesn't have an awesome local scene like Portland, Seattle, or Austin.
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