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Musician Dup Crosson, the mastermind behind electronic indie-pop act Saint Solitude, gave an interview to Indyweek.com this week, in which he discussed the demise of music venue The Rocket Club and what that means for his personal career.
Crosson’s work has been reviewed in Mountain Xpress (for his album “Retreat,” here: http://www.mountainx.com/ae/2010/soundtrack and for his live show, here: http://www.mountainx.com/ae/2009/090209sound_track).He was slated to play an August show at the Rocket Club with fellow Asheville band The Wages as well as French pop act General Bye Bye. Now, he tells, IndyWeek.com, he may be hitting the road.
“There are a lot of people making art and music,” Crosson told the online publication. “Other than that, I don’t think the music infrastructure is there as much as Chapel Hill and Atlanta. The audiences in Chapel Hill are more receptive to what I’m doing. In Asheville, people go out to shows because other people are going…”
Saint Solitude currently involves bassist Eddie Pomeroy and drummer C. Scott Shaw. IndyWeek.com suggests that Crosson’s next move might be to Massachusetts and the other two Asheville-based musicians will not make the journey with him.
Should Crosson decide to relocate, he will, no doubt, be greatly missed by the local music scene.