Monday, November 24, 2008

more shows

WAY too many shows in the last few weeks:

The Sea and Cake: wrote a review here. I was kind. They were awful. Opener Death Vessel was great, though. This was the third show I've been to with Elizabeth, who still kindly goes to shows with me despite duds like this. Previously, I took her to see the Acorn (we were the only fans there) and Pale Young Gentlemen (we were the only fans there). Oh well!

Wheat: wrote a review here. This show was so much fun, despite the fact that E was in a horrible mood with a head cold. At least he was happy for Wheat's set (how could you not be?). What also made E happy was the guy in the above photo. I don't even remember who opened for Wheat, but E liked that dude in the band.

The Acorn / Calexico: wrote a review here. I totally overplayed the Acorn's album last Spring, so I hadn't listened to them in ages. It was nice to remember why I like them so much. They were awesome at the Somerville Theatre. It was also my first real exposure to Calexico. They were great.

M83: wrote a review here. This was the first show I went to with Luke and Laura, so that was really fun. The show was great, though taking photos was nearly impossible, since they played in the dark.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Lots and lots of concerts

I've clearly neglected this blog (no posts in over a month!). Long ago, I stopped writing anything intelligent and instead focused solely on music. And music's not really inspiring me much these days. I'll probably keep updating periodically until January, so I have a full year of posts.

That being said, I've gone to a lot of shows, so for the sake of consistency, I'll list them here. In addition to the ones on the sidebar, I've seen:

- Fleet Foxes (wrote a review here)
- Radiohead
- Wilco + Andrew Bird
- Wakey Wakey (where we ran into Ben Kelley)
- Matt Pryor (wrote a review here)
- Walkmen (wrote a review here)
- Low (wrote a review here)
- Dr. Dog + Delta Spirit (E wrote a review here. I thought the show was boring.)
- Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise (wrote a review here)
- Throw Me the Statue + Jukebox the Ghost (wrote a review here)
- Pale Young Gentlemen (wrote a review here)

Tonight, I'm going to see Wheat! Oh, I love Wheat. I'm pretty proud of this interview I did with them here.

I'm also going to see two more shows in the next week, so expect some more links to reviews soon.