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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Be Your Own Pet - Tonight!

Posted by Ezra Ace Caraeff on Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 2:59 PM

We like Nashville's Be Your Own Pet quite a bit 'round these parts. In fact, we even ran an article about the group this week. But it's a little odd that the band, and their fellow tourmates on the Nylon Summer Music Tour 2008, have not caught on to a larger audience:

Please note this show has been moved from Crystal Ballroom to Hawthorne Theatre. All Crystal tickets will be honored.

I assume this was due to poor advance ticket sales. Unless someone really doesn't like Ringlers' onion rings or something. Anyway, the tour's lineup (which in addition to BYOP features She Wants Revenge, The Virgins, and Switches) is made up entirely of major label bands, all of which have generated a ton of ink over the past year or so. That's not a good sign when four bands with such backing can't fill a room like the Crystal. Here's hoping that this lack of interest has more to do with the godawful faux-goth headliners, She Wants Revenge, than with a band like Be Your Own Pet.

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