I told Matt
Friday night around 2 AM, that all I really wanted to blog about right now is Tunng
. In fact, it’s consuming 90% of everything I listen to all week. Angela thought I was overreacting as usual, but when she went into work Saturday, she called me up and said, “Tunng is my new favorite.” Yep. I know.
So that’s my mention of Tunng, just in case it wasn’t clear by this post
or this post
… which I thought it was. And it won’t be my last.
Friday night I supplanted my three hour happy-hour with the open-bar hour at Crash Mansion. The Head Set
sounded as good as always despite that wreck of a sound system. The vocals and drums of Enemies
weren’t in sync, but that was probably a fault of the monitors.
After their short set, I took off for my other least favorite venue to catch Man Man
at Cake Shop. After squeezing up to the fourth “row,” I realized that you really have to be in the first two to see anything. Or be in
the band. Matt was there and we met up after Man Man’s great-but-10 minutes-too-long-for-stuffy-space set. I’ll enjoy them much more when I have room to breath. Mike of Mancino
, Jesse, Ang, and I proceeded to Iggy’s to solidify that I would NOT be enjoying the fine weather we would have on Saturday.
Instead on Saturday, after waking up well past noon, I sat in bed watching TBS all day: Pleasantville (good), Back to the Future (great), Spiderman (awful), Truman Show (very good), before heading out to Mercury Lounge. Missed the Diggs, but saw The Big Sleep
who were nearly as awesome as everyone raves about. There were a few things they could edit or eliminate and it would be even better, ie: the vocals. I love me some vocals, but really The Big Sleep aren’t about that, and they seem like a precariously tacked-on ornament . When I saw By the End of Tonight
last year, their lack of vocals and ADD-style of hard rock was a perfect match, and I could see The Big Sleep following suit.
-Mancino and The Head Set both play Mercury Lounge on February 17th
-Both Tunng and Man Man’s albums come out on February 21st on Ace Fu
-If you like The Big Sleep, check this out:By the End of Tonight - Setting Sail in April (mp3)By the End of Tonight - Tigers