5th Row Center at Town Hall
Listen...: Eels - Mother Mary
(Rapidshare m4a file)
This will be my view for the Eels on June 30th. Hopefully that guy won’t be standing there when E goes on. Get tickets while there are good tickets to get.
Stellastarr on Friday, beneath the moniker the Ligers, were very good, but I was unable to get into the new stuff. This isn’t bad in-and-of-itself, but I couldn’t love it as easily as their previous release. To be completely honest, I was pretty drunk, and definitely in the mood for something I could sing along too… anything: if they played “Free Fallin”, I would have been happy. Unfortunately, I was too busy getting my buzz on to see Amusement Parks on Fire nor the Ordinary Boys, both of whom have received a bit of buzz of their own.
Saturday night, after tucking my parents into bed (who were in town), I hopped uptown to the last show at the Tank. As I watched We Are Scientists perform with 42nd street traffic in the background, I thought how very similar I imagine TRL on MTV to be. The crowd was not the sort of MTV however, but I did notice the ladies dressed up more… for a Saturday night on the town. W.A.S. rocked out as usual, and put on an awesome show. Bishop Allen followed with a decent performance too. Not that Bishop Allen should be a side note, but I’m overwhelmed by how fucking awesome W.A.S. was, and continues to be.
Those Scientists have two deals now with some BIG names: Virgin Records as known before, and Sony for publishing. I don’t understand how that works, but good for them. Will they no longer be Indie Rock now? They have a 7” single in the U.K. already, which they performed. That’ll be available over the summer. Their L.P. on Virgin Records will not be available until October. The wait begins.
Pinback… I’ll have to write about that later.Pinback - Blue Screen Life
I highly recommend Summer in Abaddon by Pinback or their self-titled. Both available at insound here.
Mark your Calendars (Additions):
05-26 Trachtenberg Family tonight at Tonic (or go to Knitting Factory for Music For Robots CD release party. Can I do both?)
06-09 Clap Your Hands @ Delancy, They’ll have their CD for sale.
06-17 Rogue Wave, Helio Sequence, Sam Champion @ Bowery Ballroom
06-21 Gomez @ Webster Hall (Do I go, knowing how much I depise WH?)
06-23 Junior Senior @ Mercury Lounge, Not a new addition, but get tickets while you can.
06-25 New Pornographers w/ Stars @ Celebrate Brooklyn
06-26 Tegan and Sara @ Central Park
06-26 Ted Leo @ Irving Plaza
06-29 Annie @ Scenic
06-30 Eels @ Town Hall.
I’m out to the West Coast for Sasquatch Festival tomorrow night. I’ll be bouncing between stages for, in order: U.S.E., Bloc Party, Menomena, The Dears, Ray Lamontagne, Arcade Fire, Wilco, Bobby Bare Jr., Joanna Newsom, Modest Mouse, Matisyahu, and Pixies.
Pictures will be posted next week.