Arctic Monkeys and We Are Scientists tonight @ Stubbs BBQ. Now forget about the hype for just one moment, the Arctic Monkeys are a very good band and I think that all of the hype has been more of a curse than a blessing, but just barely. They have made a solid debut album and I can only hope the live performance will be great, not life changing great, just enough to have a really good time with my friends great. We Are Scientists are another story, great band, great people and deserve more hype than they get. I have said this before and I will say it again-I love this band, and I love this album [purchase] it now.
Interesting article about how an ex-Spin magazine writer is bitter at blogs for making bands popular, or hates Tapes N' Tapes depending on whose side your on. I think bitter. Speak of the devil, Tapes N' Tapes on tour now [dates] including Stubbs BBQ. [tickets]
I have been told to check out Midlake, so I did and I like what I heard. They are from Denton, Texas and have a really good sound I could explain by giving some cliche comparisons to other bands but I won't do that just give them a listen.