“Grassroots venues are extremely important for young artists as a place to present themselves to the public and to grow. If you’re young, there’s only thing that counts: being able to play.
In our early days we had to find our own way, but we eagerly jumped on every possibility. There was less infrastructure than there is now. Why not invest the same amount in music as in sports? Grassroots venues are a binding factor and are places where coloring outside the lines is still tolerated. And a creative society really needs those kind of places.”