With lesser known but solid Jeff the Brotherhood opening for the Kills (pictured) Friday at Riviera, we were wondering: Is it OK to skip the opening bands and just show up for the headliner?
There are so many reasons it's acceptable to skip the opening band: dinner, work, you are on the same time table as me (consistently 10 or 30 minutes late). But honestly, sometimes you just don't want to wait around and listen to a band you've never heard of. There is the chance you stumble across a great set you may never have seen if you do show up early, but no need to feel bad for ditching. Chances are more likely you missed out on an hour of standing in an awkwardly empty venue. – Sara Stewart