Monday, March 06, 2006
before and again

This is almost a day later, and is also going to be quite unsubstantial (as I'm currently on merely page 4 of a 15 page essay due in 13 hours), but I had to mention the Akron/Family show last night (plus I will procrastinate til the bitter end).

If you were there, you already know that you were lucky enough to catch one of the best performances thus far, and that you're likely to see this year. I'd read quite a number of glowing reviews, amd they lived up, and even surpassed my high hopes. The seamless transition between genres, and from glorious sounding cascades of white noise to classic, timeless sounding folk arrangements was nothing short of amazing. It's the sort of thing that I thought Animal Collective was going to be. Also, the encore of "Before and Again," and then a cover (of Neil Young??) sans P.A. was a perfect way to end the evening. I've read a couple of people's takes on the evening, and nobody mentioned that the dude on saxophone was, despite introductions of "twinkles" and "hot pocket," none other than Blood Brothers bass slinger, Morgan Henderson... which was an unexpected cameo, but considering the amount of musical surprise packed into Akron/Family, quite fitting. You really shouldn't have missed this one.

PS: Tyee Music Picks... Leeroy Stagger, Final Fantasy, Mirah, Saturday Looks Good To Me, and the Seconds

now playing: Final Fantasy - Learn To Keep Your Mouth Shut, Owen Pallett

6 Comments:

matisyahu at the commodore ...likely may 29

apparently HHH will be playing a couple of warm up shows at the red room, cheap tix, mar 21/22

By Anonymous Shea, at 9:07 a.m.  

yea that Mirah album is one of my favourites as well

By Blogger Peter, at 10:58 a.m.  

the last tune was neil young's "for the turnstiles"... it was fucking awesome.

thanks for the lifts to and fro the party by the way. ;-)

By Anonymous Chris, at 10:19 p.m.  

holy shit, DAFT PUNK IS PLAYING COACHELLA@!!!! on the 29th.

By Blogger Graham, at 8:45 p.m.  

And that Dante DeCaro sideproject opener, Johnny & the Moon? Not particularly noteworthy but they sure beat Barr. AND they brought along Dan Boeckner in the crowd.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:05 p.m.  

I was totally going to mention that... but it was late, and I had been writing about the NonProliferation Treaty for about 6 hours by the time I posted...

I actually rather liked them.

At any rate, the combo of Wolf Parade and Johnny & the Moon is much better than what Hot Hot Heat is doing these days... though I still have a bit of a soft spot for them anyhow.

By Blogger Quinn, at 1:29 a.m.  

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