Monday, March 24, 2008
The trick I think with following a lot of opening bands is that your audience might be a bit loaded. At times it was difficult to concentrate on Beach House's artful songs, with their stillness and sameness, when surrounded by a 100 or so drunks. So it goes.
Listening to their album on Easter morning, I felt the Beach House sound might be better suited to the morning after than to the bar scene.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Cold, sick and no room at the rally.
OK Go (yeah, the treadmill guys) postponed their already scheduled concert that night to follow the Obama rally, which members of the band attended. Their show was "pretty good" according to my team and a nice turn out for them at the UW Arts and Sciences Auditorium.
The next morning, with a fever not entirely born of excitement for the democratic process, we caucused with about 1,300 other county democrats. Truly an interesting day for Wyoming and we felt less lonely in our chosen party as we looked through the crowded civic center to see co-workers, mentors, professors, pillars of the community, all out to support their candidates. A great week to be in Laramie, flu or no flu.
And in case you did not hear, Obama won our county and the state.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I love me some Daft Punk. And some Ghostland. Can't say the same for frat boys.
As for reviewer Eric Harvey, I've agreed with him more often than not in the past. His Yeasayer review made me seek out their album, which proved to be a favorite. No one would read Pitchfork if not for the occasional flash of genius combined with the occasional snark.
Decide for yourself gang. I've seen GLO live a few times and they always win over the entire crowd by the end of the show. It might be their very populist quality combined with lack of irony that drives the Pitchfork crowd to the breaking point.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
- March 4: Grand Archives @ the Hi-Dive
- March 6: MSTRKRFT @ the Church
- March 7: A Place to Bury Strangers & Holy Fuck @ Larimer Lounge
- Gogol Bordello @ Filmore
- March 8: British Sea Power @ the Hi-Dive
- March 10:
Pela & Liam Finn @ the Hi-Divecancelled!
- Monotonix @ Rhinoceropolis
- March 11: Xiu Xiu @ the Hi-Dive
- Helio Sequence @ Larimer Lounge
From the official Sasquatch site:
Saturday, May 24th
R.E.M. / Modest Mouse / M.I.A. / The New Pornographers / The National / Ozomatli / Beirut / Dengue Fever / Fleet Foxes / The Breeders / Okkervil River / Crudo (featuring Mike Patton & Dan The Automator) / Destroyer / The Little Ones / Dead Confederate / Grand Archives / David Bazan / Joshua Morrison / Vince Mira with the Roy Kay Trio / Throw Me The Statue / The Shaky Hands
Sunday, May 25th
The Cure / Death Cab For Cutie / Michael Franti & Spearhead / Blue Scholars / Cold War Kids / Tegan & Sara / Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks / The Kooks / Mates of State / Rogue Wave / White Rabbits / The Heavenly States / 65daysofstatic / Sera Cahoone / The Blakes / The Cops / J. Tillman / "Awesome"
Monday, May 26th
The Flaming Lips U.F.O. Show / The Mars Volta / Flight Of The Conchords / Rodrigo Y Gabriela / Built To Spill / The Hives / Matt Costa / Ghostland Observatory / Jamie Lidell / Battles / The Cave Singers / Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down / Pela / Kinski / Dyme Def / Say Hi / Siberian