CONTEST!! I have a pair of tickets to give away for Forward, Russia! @ Stubbs on Monday December 11th as well as an extra special gift. All you have to do is answer this question:
What are the names of the 3rd and 7th tracks off of their most recent album?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer and I will get the winners tickets out by Wednesday. Be sure to title the email CONTEST. Winner announced tomorrow.
Now on to the post…
What a great weekend, I don’t even know where to begin. Friday started off with the 1st annual Fun Fun Fun Fest, I messed that one up earlier this week calling it Fun Fun Fest, sorry. So let me give you a little breakdown band by band. I got there at 6:30 and immediately went to center stage.
Black Angels - I am new to their music and love the style. I was looking at the liner notes of their album last night and they thank Brian Jonestown Massacre for starting the revolution. Very fitting although BJM didn’t start that revolution, but you get the point.
Riverboat Gamblers – Very hyped Austin outfit, along with placing on Spin Magazine list of best live bands out right now. You can’t dispute the fact that they put on an amazing live performance. But I have been following this band since they were in Denton and have never been really able to get “into” their music. Still a fun time though.
Peaches – What can I say, she came out in next to nothing and mocked the crowd for not being able to handle the cold. She plays so hard and knocked out every song of hers I know. “Fuck the Pain Away” being my personal favorite. I can only imagine what her opening slot for NIN must have been like.
Prefuse 73 – A DJ set, I am told they sometime have a full band, but it was good anyways. I have a hard time with DJ’s when people just stare at them and not dance. But they were cool anyways and I thank them for playing the tent. A great escape from the cold. Spoon – Tired, and freezing. I finally saw Spoon for the 1st time. I enjoyed it but I didn’t love it. I really want to see them in a more intimate setting in order to get a better idea of the kind of band they are. They just don’t carry well in that setting.
And a note to the organizers, more restrooms!!! My friends and I had to invent the pee tree. The lines were 25 to 30 people deep.
The Politics and Housewife @ The Mohawk
Housewife are a great live band, from what I had heard on their MySpace page. I didn’t know what to expect. But they played a truly great set. Check them out by visiting their page [Housewife on Myspace]
Then came The Politics. I had seen their video “Back Seat Shake Down” which was featured on this site, when it was played on ME Television earlier in the evening. Great video by the way. And it served as a warm up for the rest of the night. I am very partial to this band. They have a style that makes you want to sing along and dance to every track. Which the mostly female crowd was happy to do. If you haven’t seen this band yet, hurry up and do so, they will be at Emo’s on January 17th.
[The Politics on MySpace]
Bill Baird @ End of an Ear
How relaxing to end a crazy weekend with an intimate in store performance by SOUNDteam’s Bill Baird. A style all his own, I wasn’t sure of what to expect. Solo usually means trouble. But it was fun and the songs are great. It was also good to see his band mates showing support. Weird to see them in the audience, and not on stage though.
[Bill Baird Official Website] Buy the two new hand made albums!
Good luck on the contest!