Sunday, March 04, 2007
bring your record player and your raincoats 45s

Despite my love for Ladyhawk, my main motivation for heading down to the Plaza last night, was to check out Saturday Looks Good to Me. Apparently, I was one of the only people thinking that way, as the place was pretty empty during their set. As anyone who's been to a less than well populated show at the Plaza knows, the sound sucks if the room isn't filled with bodies, and that was sort of compounded by SLGTM's very liberal use of reverb. They also didn't bring any female singers along, which was a bit disappointing. Venue and personnel issues notwithstanding, the set was pretty good. They pulled mostly from their forthcoming record, while throwing in a few from All Your Summer Songs (including a great rendition of "Meet Me by the Water," with Fred Thomas tackling the female-on-record vocals). Thomas also ripped threw some pretty rad - and rather unexpected - solos. You know that part in Back to the Future where Marty leaves everyone dumbfounded by playing some crazy 80s metal solo during "Johnny B. Goode?" Well, imagine if he had done it in the middle of "Earth Angel" instead. And, instead of being shocked, the crowd realized how awesome that concept is.

Ladyhawk frontman, Duffy Driediger, apologized several times during their set for being "too drunk." I'll take his word for it, but it didn't really show. They played "the Dugout," "Teenage Love Song," and "My Old Jacknife" from their self-titled debut, and spent the rest of the time on new/unreleased songs, including "War" (which you can still grab from Jagjaguwar) and "Faces of Death" (which is still my favourite Ladyhawk song).

Check out the latter in the CBC Radio Session that Matthew posted awhile back.

now playing: Elevator to Hell - the Climb

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