Why American Indie Bands Should Tour Europe - Conrad Doucette

In Chapter 17 of 21 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, musician and Takka Takka drummer Conrad Doucette answers "Why Should More Independent American Bands Should Tour Europe?"  Doucette notes how premier bands - those at the top - are treated like royalty across the world.  However, Doucette notes how up and coming bands - the mid-level - are treated very well across Europe.  Touring Europe with his band Takka Takka in late 2010, he finds it a wonderful lift professionally, finding himself translating the appreciation into more inspired performance.  Doucette is the drummer for the Brooklyn-based band Takka Takka.  He also performs with The National, Okkervil River, and Alina Simone.  When not performing, Doucette works as a copywriter, blogger, and digital media producer.  He has worked at Blender, Fuse TV, and Heavy.com.  Doucette earned his BA in History from the University of Michigan.