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Straight Escalatin’: David Grasso vs The Electric Factory.

Is this the face of the man who might finally wrest control of the Philadelphia’s live music scene from The Electric Factory?

In this piece over at Philly.com, Grasso states his desire to bring a new concert venue to Philadelphia (in Fishtown, no less.)

Here’s where the escalation comes in:

“Between the TLA and Susquehanna Bank Center there is a gap in that space for a quality entertainment venue, for a place that bands want to play and people want to go and have a quality experience,”

Oh. Snaps.

My man Grasso is taking cheap swings right there, but I’m down. Suckerpunches are the best punches, I can tell you that from experience. I already like this dude’s atitude but there’s something in that article which might be a little problematic…

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Ticketmaster: We’re Still Gonna Be Robber Barons, But Now You’ll Know Upfront

For some reason Ticketmaster (who we’ve already ranted about) has decided too add a level of transparency to their business and has launched a new blog, Ticketology, and their first post is the kind of no-holds-barred dickery you’d expect from a heartless mega-corporation which runs on the souls of crushed teenage dreams.

Ticketmaster has realized that we don’t like service fees and apparently have done some market research which shows that oftentimes, finding out the cost of service fees near the end of the buying process causes a lot of people to cancel their orders, enough so that it’s hurting their business.

The solution?

Now they’re going to show us the service fees upfront.

Please don’t fall for this bullshit. Here’s why.

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