Wednesday, February 11, 2009
You never really know what's going to ignite controversy online -- I certainly didn't expect it from my short review of local rock band Lovebettie, from early January. But that's what seems to be happening here on CP's Web site. Lovebettie's album, ... And We're Never Coming Back, has attracted the scathing ire of a poster called "Lovewilma2" and has since seen fans and even the musicians in question showing up to defend the band's music and sartorial choices. The ad-hominem attacks fly in this no-holds-barred exchange -- it's worth a read, even if you don't care one way or the other about the band.
And if you'd like to see for yourself what all the fuss is about, catch Lovebettie on Sat., Feb. 21, opening for local legend Donnie Iris at Johnny B's in Greensburg. Sweet Angelina Blue will also perform. Or, as "Lovewilma2" puts it, with characteristic scorn, "P.S. Go watch them play with Donnie Iris on Feb 21st, if you're the kind of person that likes two bad things worse together." Aw, c'mon now!