Thursday, April 24, 2008
i'm a hustler, baby

Just as a note, if you've got a sore back, and you temporarily relieve the symptoms with a generous helping of booze and a couple of advils and then go out dancing, you will regret it in the morning.

That's my PSA for the day.

Last night I was going to stay in and continue to battle the tiny ants that periodically find their way into my kitchen, but my friend Jen was nice enough to offer me an extra ticket for Simian Mobile Disco.

Honestly, I wasn't expecting a lot out of their live show, and while it was just a pair of dudes and some knob turning, the lighting was epic. That's not something I usually comment on, but it was like they crammed a stadium light show onto the Richard's stage. I regret not bringing my camera, although, it's hard to dance with a Nikon hung around your neck. The music was well executed, but there wasn't really anything out of the ordinary in their set. "Hustler" and "It's the Beat," predictably, got everyone going, but the energy was pretty good throughout.

Naked on the Vague are at Pub 340 on Saturday, coming all the way from Australia. Meth Teeth, who Only just interviewed, Modern Creatures, and Twin Crystals round things out.

Jonathan Richman (sans his Modern Lovers) is at Richard's on July 2nd.

Mint just signed Kellarissa (from the Choir Practice) and she's playing their songwriters' showcase on May 15th with Carolyn Mark and Cameron from the Neins Circa.

Mint also just signed Edmontonians, Hot Panda and they're playing the night after with the Ramblin' Ambassadors

And on the 17th, Parlour Steps, the Awkward Stage, Vonnegut Dollhouse, and Rebkah Higgs finish of three nights of (mostly) Mint-iness.

It all goes down at the Rail.

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seriously, all of the reviews i've heard about the SMD show are primarily about how crazy the light show was.

By Blogger dustin., at 4:44 PM  

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