from a great height
Were you at Radiohead? Are you dry yet?
Weather aside, Oxford's favourite sons were in pretty fine form, as usual on Tuesday night, although Jonny seemed a bit sloppy at a few points, sort of chucking part of the solo to "Just."
The setlist, predictably, leaned heavily on In Rainbows, but there was also a healthy dose of "classics" and "Bangers and Mash" (Thom: "this is a nasty little song...") from the In Rainbows bonus disc.
Some of the crowd was sort of douchey, as evidenced by Thom quipping "this isn't a Rage Against the Machine show" at one point and interrupting "Faust Arp" to tell a heckler (who pays $70 and then heckles the headliners?) to "fuck off. You're not funny you just don't get out much." At least not out and off of Granville. Close though.
Liars were sort of lost on most people, which was unfortunate, despite the fact that they really weren't suited for the huge stage. At least, they weren't suited to such a big stage at such a relatively low volume. All the bang and clatter didn't quite have the power that it probably needed to. Angus Andrew does get bonus points for joking, "see those guys playing hacky sack over there? Beat them up."
Gang Violence are at Blastramp! at the Bourbon on September 4th. It's their first show since Music Waste (I think) and they've got a new singer: Sara from Ice Cream/Channels 3+4.
On September 11th, Old Time Relijun is at the Biltmore with Shearing Pinx and Role Mach. (thanks to Tom for the reminder - what a day to forget, I know)
The next evening, also at the Biltmore, the Grand Archives play.
Speaking of the Biltmore, what exactly happened there last Friday?
Speaking again of the Biltmore, the Mohawk Lodge show that was supposed to take place there tonight (that I forgot to list - sorry, Ryder) is off. As far as I know, things are supposed to be resolved before this weekend.
On September 13th, Kellarissa is celebrating the release of her Mint Records LP, Flamingo at Video-In. Hello, Blue Roses and Les Beyond (Erin from Shearing Pinx) open.
Fond of Tigers and Secret Mommy are teaming up on September 19th for a pretty interesting endeavour at Open Studios as part of the New Forms Festival. Each band will compose a new piece of music using a song already recorded by the other band as source material. Rad.
Jolie Holland is at Richard's October 19th.
now playing: the Abramson Singers - Take a Camera
did something happen at the biltmore? i'm hoping it doesn't interfere with the mirah show there this saturday. please no jebus....
radiohead was pretty rad, though i generally don't like shows at t-bird -- i usually can't see very much, as was the case on tuesday.