What does the future hold for rock clubs? The question should really be, how relevant are rock clubs in an era where social networking, digital technology, and online communities have taken over much of our social lives? Rock clubs have always had an impact on the youth of the present and will continue to do so as the baby boomer generation ages. While some see this as a challenge, it may be an opportunity to rediscover the rock clubs of the past and harness their unique contributions to the youth of today. With this in mind, let us consider some ways that rock clubs can impact our youth today.
Social media has become one of the hallmarks of the 21st century and it is already impacting our youth in a negative way. This is not to say that it is bad, but it is impacting us all. People of all ages are posting videos to YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter; they are uploading pictures, songs, and images of their latest band experience, or the time they had the most fun at that club they went to the other night. It is all a part of social media, nothing more, nothing less. The impact of this cannot be ignored by anyone who is not involved in these activities.
Even if we are not directly related to social media, we live in a digital age where we interact with people through the internet. The Rock Club represents the establishment of rock clubs for the youth of today. It is not just a building where you go and listen to the music, but it is also a place where people come to meet each other and engage in various activities. It is a social center for the community. Whether it is a real rock club, or a house party with a DJ, it will still feature all the amenities that would make for a great social gathering.
It is impossible to disregard the impact of punk music, especially if you are a teenager right now. Many teenagers feel that their lives could not be complete without playing some of the more abrasive and aggressive music that is available on the market these days. Whether you agree with this belief or not, there is no denying the fact that it still has appeal for a large portion of the population. It has been around since the early eighties, and has continued to be relevant through the present day. If you consider this fact, then it should not come as a surprise that someone still enjoys listening to “punk rock.”
Music is always going to remain relevant, as long as people continue to enjoy listening to new music. It will never die, and any changes to the industry will only ever affect the way we listen to it. The question “how relevant are rock clubs today?” is one that only you can answer. Hopefully, you have taken something from this article and perhaps you can use it as a launching point when asking yourself the same question.
Ken Sutherland is an entrepreneur, musician and the owner of a rock club. He has been playing music since he was twelve years old, and has toured with bands all over the world. His first love has always been rock music, but his second passion is entrepreneurship. Ken feels that it’s important to give back to society by helping create jobs for people who are struggling in today’s economy.