Thursday, March 27, 2008
1. Libby's First Sunrise - Destroyer
2. The Shining - Badly Drawn Boy
3. Nantes - Beirut
4. Autoclave - The Mountain Goats
5. Lucky Ones - Kevin Drew
6. What the Snowman Learned About Love - Stars
7. Moses of the South - Colour Revolt
8. Brilliant Mistake - Elvis Costello
9. Love Me Tenderly - The Felice Brothers
10. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
11. Inn Town - Whiskeytown
12. Out of Reaches - Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
13. Dark Center of the Universe - Modest Mouse
14. Wolves - Josh Ritter
15. Production City - The Whigs
16. Gold Soundz - Pavement
17. You! Me Dancing - Los Campesinos
18. Forever Young - Youth Group
Monday, March 24, 2008
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
Dr. Dog ended the night, which was quite anti-climatic for me. Never been a fan of their music, and what I saw of their live performance didn't change my mind. Unlike FF and BT, they struggle to raise their head above the stereotypical sound of today's indie rock. This is true from their style of music right down to their dress (one guy with heart lens sunglasses, the other dressed up like Grover Dill from A Christmas Story). Sorry, I just don't get it.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Ever since I bought this ticket (on 12/26) I have been wondering how they would do the string arrangements in some of their songs. On SNL they had a quartet bunched up in the corner of the stage. Wasn't sure if they would take it on tour, as 4 extra is a considerable number for a long road trip. Well, they left the strings at home, substituting Rostam Batmanglij's Casio, which filled in quite nicely, even on the string-heavy “M79”.
The energy from the band was great, from the facial expressions to the busted snare. Some of my favorite moments: the preamble to "A-Punk" (they always ask the crowd to dance) and the extra impromptu yells; the thumping base line form "Campus"; and the "trust building exercise" for the crowd's response in "One" ("Blake's got a new face!).
I Stand Corrected
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
One (Blake's got a new face)
New "no name" song
(Great set, just a little disappointed they didn't play "Walcott".)
As for the headliners The Walkmen...I bailed before they came on stage. Sorry, I know this is weak cheese. No offense to the band (I am sure they are great since they have been around for a while), but it was a school night.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
The Felice Brothers - S/T (amazing album) Myspace and see my other posts in the past.
Stephen Malkmus (of Pavement) - Real Emotion Trash Myspace
What Made Milwaukee Famous - What Doesn't Kill Us Full Stream
The Third Man - Among the Wolves Myspace (Memphis Psych Rock)
Thanks for the heads up LET, Colour Revolt's new album Plunder, Beg, Curse apparently leaked so the band released it on eMusic.
Whiskeytown - Stranger's Almanac (deluxe edition)