I don't like this trend that the club Myth has started: shows in the suburbs. Mastodon just announced new tour dates and if I wanted a second chance to judge if Mastodon sucks or not, guess where I will be going? You guessed in: Myth in Maplewood. Myth also hosted the other most-talked-about metal band, Wolfmother a couple weeks back. Needless to say, Myth is another Clear Channel muckety-muck making just-say-no-to-Ticketmaster harder and harder.
I was mildly interested in seeing Wolfmother, but as of yet there haven't been any shows there that I couldn't live without seeing. I guess I shouldn't criticize until I go and check it out. I know there a re just as many people in the suburbs that feel stigmatized by 'the city' as I do the suburbs, but it just doesn't seem right to have cool shows outside of St Paul/Minneapolis proper. (That is unless they build a stadium out there and they can have all the stadium shows.) Am I being an asshole? Probably.
I am ready to be told I am wrong. Myth's official website boasts that it "is the Midwest's finest entertainment venue." It does look nice, in a suburban kind of way. I love this quote about the place: "Size does matter, but it is also how you use it." They also assure people that they have a "sexy and attentive staff." Well, I don't think they are marketing to me (or maybe they are and they just don't know it.) I just can't be too serious about a place that has 'full contact cage fighting' and their tag line 'Myth: Night. Life. Style.'