To be completely honest, the overall quality of the music at Shindig has been sort of lacking this year (although I missed one night and Hermetic were pretty good). Hopefully, yesterday is a sign of things to come, because it was pretty decent on the whole.
Things started of with Ben & Gorodetsky, a one man act that was okay for the most part and hilarious when he whipped out a cover of a Russian dance tune (complete with dancing).
Boogie Monster followed after taking forever to set up (especially for a 2-piece). They were almost worth the wait. They might still be worth the wait. It was actually sort of hard to tell. The drumming was phenomenal. Problem was, the guy hit his kit so hard it was tough to hear the guitar at the best of times and damn near impossible at other times. I'd definitely like to seem them again though. And, despite the fact that it was sort of hard to judge the total package, I think they should have won.
Which brings us to the winners, the Sappers. It's hard to knock a band for being pleasant, but after a few songs of very polite, restrained, folk-pop, I was ready to call it a night. They were tight, but it was late, and after a few songs, they weren't doing much to keep me awake.
Here's some bad news: Wire is canceled tonight. Refunds available at point of purchase. No official word on why, but rumour has it that sales were really low. Thanks to everyone who emailed/messaged about that one.
Tomorrow, Lover! are here from Memphis. They play the Sweatshop with B-Lines and Dead Ghosts
Saturday, BA Johnston, Ghost House, and What's Wrong with Tohei? are at Pat's.
The same night, No Gold, Gang Violence, Ballz (Dave and Luke from Basketball), and Candles are at the Peanut Gallery.
And also on Saturday, Usaisamonster, Miami Nights, and Nu Sensae, and Robe and Allied are at the Emergency Room.
Sex with Strangers are at the Bourbon on October 22nd with Princess and the Paradise.
Carolyn Mark is at the Railway on October 24th.
The Buttless Chaps are at the Biltmore on Halloween with Ghost House and Fond of Tigers.
Also on Halloween, The Pack AD are at the Rail.
Slow Down Molasses are at the Railway on November 5th with Portico.
The Cobrasnake is throwing a party at Celebs with Pase Rock and Expendable Youth on November 7th.
The Bicycles are at Di'Metric Studios (1114 E. Pender) with Hot Panda on November 15th.
And those Half Alive guys are bringing Metronomy to the Bourbon on January 25th.
Now playing: Sleater-Kinney - Turn It On
I think my name is spelled Gorodetsky... yes, I'm almost certain.
so that last post made me sound like a shitty prick. Sorry.
You did get it pretty close. (I'm not a total ass Quinn, I just have a difficult eastern european name) Plus: your blog is great!!
could you let the world know that the ssris have a new EP online people can download for free at http://www.thessris.com ?
By 1:58 AM, at
Ben: Not at all. You'd think I'd spell it correctly at least one out of two times since I had to cut and paste your myspace address. Sorry for the mix up.
Elliot: For sure.