Bad live sound: Venue or band?
August 16, 2013 3:54 PM Subscribe
I saw a reasonably popular rock band in a smallish venue a few months back and the sound was atrocious. It was all bass and drums and I could barely hear the guitar, keyboards or vocals. This band in no way plays bass heavy music. Is the band or the venue at fault?
posted by cnc to media & arts (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Does the band employ a sound person who made the decision to over-bass the crap out of the sound? Or does the sound guy work for the venue and it's more likely his/her fault? Is it the drummer's fault?
If it helps, sound was less of a problem for the opening act.
The band sounds fine on YouTube videos I've seen, and I've only been to the venue once. I'm mostly wondering whether I should avoid paying to see this band again, or avoid going to this venue again.
I don't necessarily want to throw either the band or the venue under the bus, but I'll mention who/where if it helps answer the question.