description of/satisfaction with:
i like to organize, but it feels like the audiences don’t get it – they’re just consumers.
i had the vision at the beginning that doing is inspiring, but the reality is there is a lack of participation.
there are not enough venues for independent music.
there is a lack of people who feel like they can book shows.
some people understand the DIY concept and others don’t know the difference between DIY and commercial entertainment.
organization and structure:
public spaces have the problem of ‘ghettoizing’ when they use an open administrative structure.
it is difficult to start a venue with an open administrative structure.
crk offers free entrance in exchange for helping with chores, etc., and also lets neighborhood kids in for free.
crk wants to restructure in an anarchist way their public face and open to new people, but it’s really hard.
good globally, but not reliable locally.
there is a lot of talking about the scene on the internet, but attendance at shows is low.
outside view on crk:
crk still has a very punk aesthetic which scares off some potential audiences.
be aware of conservative views developing in closed milieus.
there is a need to create a feeling of ownership for other music styles/scenes.
crk says they do cooperate with other music styles/scenes.