Posted in industry | music on June 23, 2008

Citysol

"On the grass-roots level, cost has always been a concern for touring bands. But the nearly $2,500 in gas Garcia and his two bandmates would have had to pay just to make it to Vancouver, Canada, and back was too much to overcome." [an Associated Press article]
Strangely the article doesn't even touch on sustainable touring and whether that might cut down costs while being friendly to the environment at the same time.

In the above picture, Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington (having just stepped off Citysol's solar-powered stage) is sitting on top of These are Powers' vegetable oil-powered van.

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Comments (12)

at least he's saving a fortune by not dressing well and personal hygiene (razors/shaving foam).

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2008 12:52 PM

hey. whatever it takes to get some of these bands who can't play their instruments to begin with off the road...i'm all for it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2008 1:19 PM

The A in These Are Powers should be capitalized.

Posted by Regular reader | June 23, 2008 2:18 PM

what's bonnie prince billy doing on that van?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2008 2:31 PM

"Cheppaikode said that after putting seven band members and their equipment into a van, they didn't have room for a roadie."

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2008 2:38 PM

www.runyourcarwithwater.comĀ is a SCAM!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2008 2:47 PM

really?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2008 3:07 PM

These are Powers is a SCAM!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2008 3:16 PM

brooklyn vegan is a scam.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2008 4:37 PM

oooh double the postage, double the scam! yr a clever one aren't you!


p.s. tim harrigton is fucking awwsome, dont be a hater.

Posted by cassie | June 23, 2008 4:44 PM

These Are Powers only want you to send $100,000 to Nigeria for a few days - they will send you back 1.5 million! It's real.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2008 12:17 PM

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