Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Vampire Weekend - headed for Denver and a backlash?

The interwebs are talking about an inevitable Vampire Weekend backlash today (thx to Julio for the tip)...

No backlash here, as I kind of never understood the Vampire Weekend allure to begin with. Given my past, I can safely say I'm comfortable with their preppiness, and lord knows I enjoyed some Paul Simon before, during and after my preppy days.

The album just doesn't click with me. What am I missing? Hoped to see their last live show but weather being what it is at 7220 feet, did not make it.

Fill me in on why I should love Vampire Weekend. Please.

Sounds like they're making another Mile High appearance, I need to check it out in person.

Vampire Weekend U.S. dates 2008
Jan 30 2008 - 8:00P
Bowery Ballroom [21+] w/Aa, Plastic Little (SOLD OUT)
New York, NY
Jan 31 2008 - 8:00P
San Francisco, California
Feb 1 2008 - 7:00P
Amoeba Music
San Francisco, California
Feb 4 2008 - 7:00P
Amoeba Music
Los Angeles, California
Feb 6 2008 - 8:00P
The Rock and Roll Hotel (SOLD OUT)
Washington DC, Washington DC
Feb 7 2008 - 8:00P
First Unitarian Church (SOLD OUT)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Feb 8 2008 - 8:00P
Willams College
Willamstown, Massachusetts
Feb 9 2008 - 8:00P
Museum of Fine Arts (SOLD OUT)
Boston, Massachusetts
Feb 11 2008 - 8:00P
Horseshoe Tavern
Toronto, Ontario
Feb 12 2008 - 8:00P
The Blind Pig
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Feb 13 2008 - 8:00P
Gypsy Hut
Feb 14 2008 - 8:00P
Wexner Center for the Arts
Columbus, Ohio
Feb 15 2008 - 8:00P
Andy Warhol Museum
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mar 6 2008 - 8:00P
The Social w/ THE WALKMEN
Mar 7 2008 - 8:00P
Langerado Festival-Big Cypress Indian Reservation
Clewiston, Florida
Mar 8 2008 - 8:00P
Cafe Eleven w/ THE WALKMEN
St. Augustine, Florida
Mar 9 2008 - 8:00P
Mar 10 2008 - 8:00P
The Bottletree w/ THE WALKMEN
Mar 19 2008 - 8:00P
The Casbah
San Diego, California
Mar 20 2008 - 8:00P
Los Angeles, California
Mar 22 2008 - 8:00P
The Independent
San Francisco, California
Mar 23 2008 - 8:00P
Rickshaw Shop
San Francisco, California
Mar 25 2008 - 8:00P
Doug Fir Lounge
Portland, Oregon
Mar 26 2008 - 8:00P
Seattle, Washington
Mar 27 2008 - 8:00P
Richards on Richards
Vancouver, British Columbia
Mar 29 2008 - 8:00P
The Badlander
Missoula, Montana
Mar 30 2008 - 8:00P
Boise, Idaho
Apr 1 2008 - 8:00P
Bluebird Theater
Denver, Colorado
Apr 25 2008 - 1:00P
Indio, California


Mystik Spiral said...

I *heart* Vampire Weekend. Preppiness aside, there's all those violins. And clever lyrics. And Walcott. I am so in love with Walcott... I've never heard a more upbeat song about vampire invasion. But I've loved them since I was tipped off last August. I guess they're just not for everyone... ;)

And I'm thrilled I get another chance to see them at a small venue. I missed the last show due to weather as well, though I live a mere 15 minutes from downtown Denver so I've really got no excuse...

Bang Tango'ed said...

I caught the bluebird show and can attest to their wonderfulness, as well as the opening act, Grand Ole Party (love me some hot female drummers/lead singers). It's just enjoyable music, you really don't have to dissect it beyond that. You don't have to get it, just enjoy it.