5 Reasons Seeing a Show at The Chapel in SF is Better Than MySpace

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Just the other day I saw The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at The Chapel. They put on a high-energy show that was worth leaving the house for on a Tuesday. At the end of their set, the lead singer Kip Berman thanked the audience for being such a great crowd. He also mentioned that the first time his band played SF was for a MySpace event. This got me thinking about MySpace …

So I made this list of 5 Reasons Seeing a Show at The Chapel is Better Than MySpace:

5. The background music is played by a live band.
4. You don’t have to pick your top eight friends that will go with you.
3. Picking your outfit is easier than changing the HTML of your page.
2. The Chapel has alcohol and food.
And the number 1 reason that The Chapel is better than MySpace is:
1. Random drunk people will walk up and flirt with you.
(Shoot … that happened to me on MySpace too!!!)

More about the show, The Prids opened, and I found their MySpace too. The Courtneys played second, they are currently on tour with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Their band reminded me how much I love bands with all females. I wish there were more bands that only had women in them. If I ever have a daughter I’m going to encourage her to play drums. That’s so badass!

The Courtneys and The Chapel didn’t exist during the Myspace days … Otherwise, I would show you their Myspace pages as well.

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Stefan Aronsen

Stefan Aronsen

I am the co-founder of Balanced Breakfast, a meetup for music industry professionals. No, I do not sing or play any instruments ... but I have tried! My passion for music began at 7 when my parents bought me a drum set. I was BAD at drums. So I moved on, joined the school band, and played clarinet. I was BAD at the clarinet. Trying and failing at instruments continued through elementary school and into college. It turns out that while I could recognize good music; I lacked the skill to make it.

Now I'm broke, beautiful, and writing about music for Stuart...