Rap City in Blue
My CMJ week truly started off a day earlier with a free concert thanks to Rhapsody (of whom which few in attendance actually knew what they did). For those who don't know, they are the Rent-to-Own of the online music world. Without the "Owning" part.
A tight and talented by otherwise boring Brooklyn band name American Babies started the night. It was a trait, I’d experience many times over the week: yeah you sound fine and all, but I’d never chose you play your songs on my own. We all used up our complimentary drink tickets quickly during that set. The Little Ones played next and as no surprise were much better. In their case, I almost prefer their songs on my ipod. I'm still in love with "Cha Cha Cha" They’ll have an LP out shortly sure enough that I’ll be as hesitant to bond with as I was with Voxtrot’s. Pela provided the next hour’s amusement, and while I’ve always been a fan (occasionally a raging fan), I wondered where they were heading now-a-days. I’m still not sure. They have a big sound that made much more sense another hour later when the National brought their own anthems to fill the Highline.
So the National - they weren’t bad. I don't love them, but now I respect them.