Saturday, April 02, 2005
burn, baby, burn



Rather that catching the Exclaim! show on Thursday, I opted to see Ash at Richard's, mostly based on the fact that they almost never come here (Tim Wheeler noted that the last time they came to town was ten years ago). I'm happy to say that I wasn't disappointed. They opened with a couple of new numbers that were far heavier than the power-pop of previous albums, but soon go the crowd going when they launched into "Shining Light." Ireland's finest (yes, I am aware of U2) also ran through "Kung Fu," "Burn, Baby, Burn," "Jack Names the Planets," and "Goldfinger," before finishing the encore with covers of the Cantina Theme from Star Wars (seriously) and Thin Lizzy's "the Boys Are Back in Town." I'd be lying if I said I wasn't pogoing like my life depended on it the whole time.







After the show, my friend Neil and I couldn't help but play fanboy and get our picture taken with Charlotte Hatherley...



The Bravery opened, and while I can't say I'm all that impressed with their recorded output, I'll give credit where credit is due. They were campy beyond belief, throwing out every rock cliche you could think of, but the crowd ate it right up, and they were pretty entertaining.





now playing: Magnolia Electric Co. - Leave the City

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She has her arm around you!! OMG!

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I believe Ash played the venerable P-I-T the last time they were in town

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