My name is Kari Williams, and I’m addicted to local music.
Tomorrow night, I will be attending the reunion show for a St. Louis band, Blinded Black. I remember in high school (before I got involved with local music) everybody was talking about Blinded Black and how great they are/were. Even when I got really into St. Louis music, I never listened to them, and I still haven’t.
I’ve heard people proclaiming BB’s greatness and bashing them for not even having the slightest bit of talent. But how many years after they broke up, people still talk about them. And I think that says more than what people are actually saying about the band’s talent.
They have staying power. I don’t know if it’s because of how they promoted themselves when they were still together or if it has to do with the quality of their music or even the personality of the band members. But whatever it is, the guys in BB have a knack for staying relevant, even when they’re essentially out of the picture. And, I can’t wait to see them for the first time tomorrow night.
Update: After attending the show and seeing the dedication of the BB fans, it is completely understandable how they are able to keep themselves relevant after breaking up. But, I don’t think it’s a PR move or anything of that nature. They just care that much about their fans and the music they created that they have a built-in voice in their fans, which keeps the relevant.