Thursday, April 13, 2006
i was good with names, i had a way with faces



Tonight was my... I dunno what number time seeing Destroyer... but it's been a lot. This time around he had the band that played on Rubies backing him, and much like the record, the performance was a lot less trying (or a lot more "accessible") then the outings in support of Your Blues. I personally loved the renditions of Dan's catalogue that sprung from the tour where Frog Eyes backed him, but tonight was far from disappointing. It's late so I will leave with the following two thoughts:
1) I'm kinda surprised it sold out ahead of today.
and
2) Remember that part in Eddie Murphy's Delerious where he's imitating James Brown ("Hah!... that's a James Brown lyric"). Well, James didn't actually invent "hah!" and Robert Plant didn't invent "baby, baby, baby," but they certainly own the respective noises. With that in mind, I humbly declare Dan Bejar the master of "la" and "da."

If you require more in-depth discussion on Destroyer at this time, I suggest you go to Pinder's (whom I met today at the show) Destroyer Wiki.

Ladyhawk played second. If you've been here before you know how I feel about them. They played "Sad Eyes/Blue Eyes." Last time I saw them they did not. However, this time they did not play "Came In Brave." They still rocked. They are also the only band in the city to illicit sing alongs to songs that aren't even released in recorded form yet.

The Christa Min played first. I feel the same way about the Min as I do about Dead Meadow. I know they're good, but I feel like if I were stoned I'd enjoy things more.

'night.

now playing: Ladyhawk - Came In Brave

4 Comments:

Quinn! Are you going down to Seattle to see Sigur Ros in May? If not, do you know anyone else who is? I'm pretty desperate for a ride - the bus is quite pricey!

By Anonymous rachel, at 2:39 AM  

Forgot to add that I would, of course, chip in for gas.

By Anonymous rachel, at 2:39 AM  

You are ridiculously efficient at updating this. I saw you at that show three hours ago and you posted this an hour ago.

By Anonymous graham, at 3:05 AM  

i have a 12 day break in exams... so other than look for jobs, ive got nothing else to do.

rachel: i havent really been that huge on sigur ros lately.. but if i hear of anyone heading down, ill let you know.

By Blogger Quinn, at 11:53 AM  

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