Thursday, May 31, 2007
That said, my love for M. Ward remains undiminished. I'd love to see him on a solo tour. Or on a tour with special friends who are, ahem, more to my liking than Ms. Jones.
His recent appearance on Conan rocked my world. Neko! Kelly Hogan! Jim James! All together for the wonderful "Chinese Translation".
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
[thx to brooklynvegan]
Red Rocks - Morrison, Colo.
Best place to have your mind blown by music and nature: Hearing the majestic sound bounce off the natural amphitheater of red sandstone monoliths named “Ship Rock” and “Creation Rock” is a must for any true music fan’s “before I die” list. Since it’s in the middle of a State park, even if you’re not U2 (remember the video for “Sunday Bloody Sunday”?) you can jump onstage on off-days and play for the make-believe masses.
Playing this month: Norah Jones (6/1), John Mayer. (6/15-16)
18300 West Alameda Parkway, RedRocksOnline.com
Fox Theatre - Boulder, Colo.
Best place to find the spirit of New York’s legendary Wetlands: The Fox opened its doors in 1991 to great fanfare, as the old-movie-theater-turned-concert-hall welcomed The Meters to the foothills of the Rockies. Designed by members of The Samples for optimal sound, the Fox was the spot for numerous secret one-offs by the Allman Brothers, Phish and even Bob Dylan.
Introduced the world to: Devotchka, Yonder Mountain String Band, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, The String Cheese Incident
1135 13th St., FoxTheatre.com
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
The group sounded great, it took a while to warm up, but I was thrilled to see them again. Although I thought they were not quite as tight as they were in Boulder this winter. The crowd loved them, lots of dancing. And good merch -- I had to talk myself out of buying a snake shirt reading "heartless bastards" for my 4 year old!
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Wish I could give you a full setlist, but she played everything I wanted to hear including All is Full of Love, Hunter, Joga, Pagan Poetry, Army of Me, Hyperballad, Wanderlust and loads more.
Army of Me drove the crowd wild, but Pagan Poetry always my favorite, so a short video below of the last bit follows:
I'll try to piece together a setlist, please tell me if I've got it wrong. I'm certain of the first four, and the last five, but the middle of the set was a blur of happiness. I know they played all these songs but not positive of order. And sorry for crap photos ;-)
Arcade Fire Sasquatch 2007 setlist:
**Update- see correctly ordered setlist in the comments!**
No Cars Go
Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
Ocean of Noise
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Antichrist Television Blues
Well and the Lighthouse
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Keep the Car Running
Before their set, latecomer emcee Aziz Ansari told some bad rape jokes and was booed from the stage. GLO came on and whipped the crowd into a lather, then the power went out for a few moments. They recovered, the power came back, Aaron let loose the braids and all the hipsters danced the bad vibes away. They closed the set with Silver City and happiness prevailed.
Two special notes to Neko: please please play Whip the Blankets live. I love it. Seriously. Also, you rocked the plaid shorts!
Saturday, May 26, 2007
White Stripes Fall Tour Dates:
September 4 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
September 5 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
September 6 - Lincoln, NE - Pershing Center Auditorium
September 7 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Civic Auditorium
September 8 - Rapid City, SD - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
September 10 - Jackson Hole, WY - Snowking Center
September 11 - Boise, ID - Idaho Center Theatre
September 12 - Salt Lake City, UT - The "E" Center
September 13 - Albuquerque, NM - Kiva Auditorium
September 15 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
September 16 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
September 19 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
September 21 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
September 24 - Anchorage, AK - William A. Egan Civic Center
September 26 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Ballroom
September 27 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Ballroom
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Westword interview here.
Girl Talk remixes Grizzly Bear here.
[thx to music for kids who can't read good]
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Silversun Pickups U.S. tour dates:
June 6, WFNX's Best Music Poll 2007 @ Lansdowne St / Boston, MA
June 8, KJEE's Seaside Beach Ball @ Ventura Country Fairgrounds / Ventura, CA
June 9, Live 105's BFD 07 @ Shoreline Amphitheatre / Mountain View, CA
June 10, KWOD’s Summer Buzz @ Sacramento Memorial Auditorium / Sacramento, CA
June 29, WLUM's Summerfest Stage / Milwaukee, WI
July 27, Capitol Hill Block Party / Seattle, WA
July 29, In The Venue / Salt Lake City, UT
July 30, Ogden Theatre / Denver, CO
August 1, Slowdown / Omaha, NE
August 3, Lollapalooza / Chicago, IL
And footage from last year's Block Party... I wonder if I can justify another Seattle trip in July. Gotta love the Block Party: small crowds, lots of beer. Also, watch for the one dancing guy in the video. Obviously not from Seattle ;-)
Here's my tentative plan for Saturday:
1:30 Hold Steady
3:40 Neko Case
4:40 Ghostland Observatory
5:50 Grizzly Bear
9:15 Arcade Fire
This lineup almost too good to be true. And Arcade Fire and Bjork = on my lifelist of bands to see, I simply can't wait!
A special Grizzly Bear treat courtesy of Daytrotter: He hit me and it felt like a kiss
Most excited about Ghostland's return to Denver. At the Hi-Dive last fall, they played as though there were 5000 screaming fans in front of them rather than the 50 extremely pleased and surprised fans gathered round the stage. They even stayed for chat and photos after the show. I love me some GLO and can't wait to see them at Red Rocks.
[thx to Cause=Time and The Denver Post for Monolith news!]
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I'll comfort myself with a video of darling Erika and the rest of the Heartless Bastards singing the song that made me fall in love with Tim Riggins.
Plus some great lines about kissing Christians and my beloved MPLS:
Hold Steady live on the Current.