"Today," Lemlich elaborates, "you have too many bands playing for record labels, looking for deals, instead of playing for their fans. You can't forget the local fans. You have to play for them." Counting himself among those fans, Lemlich attends as many shows as possible, and has an extensive collection of local post-savage records. He often tries to persuade his Channel 6 co-workers to go with him to local clubs. "They want to go to Friday's or Chili's," he laments. "You can see these bands for three dollars instead of spending six on a movie. It's hard for me to get to shows, but I force myself to do it. That's what keeps me sane. To go from murders and fires at my job to a rock show is what brings the humanity back.