Photo of John Del Signore's Phish tickets, by Jen Carlson/Gothamist

Following each ticket frenzy in New York, there's chatter about creating some new system that allows fans to see bands without paying high fees or scalper prices. Dream on, people. Or not? Enter City Council Member Dan Garodnick.

The chair of the Consumer Affairs Committee announced earlier today that his committee "would hold an oversight hearing on business practices that may hinder fans from getting a fair shot at buying in-demand tickets at their original, face value. The committee will also explore fan-friendly measures to give greater flexibility to ticket buyers and bring transparency on the actual number of tickets available for sale at a given event." The first hearing is Friday morning; and if this all pans out, can we call it the Radiohead Law?

He was inspired, as many are, by Radiohead. The band played two shows at Roseland Ballroom this summer, each selling out in seconds. Fans reported that tickets showed up on secondary-sale website Tickets Now (operated by Ticketmaster’s parent company) minutes before the public sale began, and at a higher rate. In the past, everyone from Katy Perry to Taylor Swift to James Murphy to venues like Bowery Presents have been accused of holding tickets back for the purpose of selling them above face value via secondary markets.

Garodnick says, “Fans deserve to buy tickets in a marketplace that is fair and transparent. It’s no secret that events sell out in a matter of minutes and that not everyone will get the ticket they want—we all know that. But there may be ways to level the playing field, let fans know what they’re up against, and restore some of the rights of transfer that ticket buyers always had." Good luck, and godspeed Garodnick... you're going up against a very sneaky music industry.