Washington state six-string electric violinist Geoffrey Castle is performing two shows this weekend in Anchorage. However, his venue is Blues Central: a bar—a bar in which one has to be over 21 to enter. The injustice of this makes me want to hurl my collection of electric fiddle music across the room.
The man plays a six-string electric violin: the most versatile and awesomely esoteric instrument around, and I can't go! Certainly a bunch of inebriated, middle-aged, bar-hoppers will not appreciate the intricate blending of jazz with classical technique.
The same thing goes for every concert Bear Tooth puts on. They dangle bands such as Matisyahu and Cake in front of our noses and then yank them away, claiming we're too young. Certainly we're not too young to appreciate it however, for 16-20 year-olds is their prime demographic. So go ahead and separate the beer garden and the kids table, but at least let us see the music.