A good buddy of mine is a drummer and he recently emailed me about getting his band some shows with my band; basically he said "we just started booking more after our recording, if you have any open slots that we can hop on, let us know and I will do the same", i think he already has a show he wants my band to play on in a month or two. Normally I'm all for it, I very much like shows with mixed genres. So I checked out his band and... sad to say, it is horrible, they literally sound like this typical Creed-like vocals, some slap bass, and Nickelback stuff in there too. Not my cup o tea at all. I guess I feel kinda bad because I just don't know how to respond. I've known the guy since high school, he's a very good drummer, I can't/shouldn't ignore it, I/my band will play with pretty much any band any where, but I am just not comfortable promoting and pretending to like a band (I just can't pretend to like a band) for the sake of a show nor do I want to risk analyzing it all with him and possibly hurting someone's feelings or offending someone, don't want to be put in that position... if that makes sense. Has anyone else here been in a similar situation? If so, how did you go about it? How did you respond? If the sound of your friends band literally hurts your ears, what do you do? Any/all advice is greatly appreciated.