Saturday, September 01, 2007
don't go to the clinic without me

I made it down to the Cobalt last night in time to catch Fake Shark-Real Zombie's last three tunes. My friend Tristan told me that Malcolm and Parker (drums and bass, respectively) were lending their talents to Curtis Santiago later in the evening evening, so that might explain their early set time. Crowd was a bit sparse, but as per usual, the band played like they were rocking it at Red Rocks or something.

Cheerleader Camp played second. Their stuff was a nice mix of thrashy guitars and no-wave keys, and while they didn't blow my mind, I'd definitely see them again. It sort of seemed like Jesse's (from Channels 3X4/Twin Crystals) keyboard parts were inadvertently stealing the show though.

It probably speaks to my general level of ignorance, but I had no idea that White Lung was an actual medical condition. That really has nothing to do with the band's performance last night, but I don't know what I can say about White Lung other than: go see them now! They're playing the Vic Square Block Party (for free!) on Monday, and then they'll be on hiatus until the new year while singer, Mish, is overseas. Before last night, it had been awhile since I'd seen them last, and I'm a little down that I can't make the Block Party this year to seem them again (and in general about the Block Party). Check the interview they did with Only.

Canaries closed out the evening (Suspiria didn't end up playing), and they weren't bad. Although, they weren't as good as they thought they were either. Conceptually they were pretty awesome. If someone told me about a band with complimentary guy/girl vocals, dance synths, and punk drums, I'd be sold. Again, they weren't bad, they just weren't as good as they maybe could've been.

Unrelated, but apparently the last STREETS (note: no "the") is out this month on vinyl. Killer.

now playing: Wu-Tang Clan feat. Isaac Hayes - I Can't Go to Sleep

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