Chicagomuzik

I've got a whole city to hold down

June 23, 2004

Blood on the floor

The big-ticket concert industry is "getting hammered" this summer, with the cancellation of Lollapalooza just the latest and splashiest symptom of a far greater malady. That's acording to a Jim DeRogatis piece in today's Sun-Times that quotes a local Clear Channel exec, Salon's media-biz muckraker Eric Boehlert, and an unnamed "former Chicago concert industry professional" (who predicts the utter downfall of shed shows as we know them - and for our taste, not a moment too soon).

Couple things:

One, this smart treatment of a fast-breaking news story is a fine example of what DeRogatis, a former investigative reporter, does best.

Two, we'd like to hear what somebody from Jam has to say about all this.