Bloc Party @ Stubbs

Last night was nice, time to get back to what I do best. Shows in Austin are some of the best, despite the heat. It was good to be back on my usual turf. Got to Stubbs a little earlier than usual and met up with everyone for a little pre- game warm up (drinks) Made it outside just in time for the opening band J versus K, who despite the fact that maybe were a little to emo for my taste put on a good show. You can tell they are cool guys and were really glad to be there and that goes on long way with me. Bloc Party then went on promptly at 9:15, oh Stubbs and your curfews, and the show started off great. A little too much bass in the speakers for the first song but this was quickly resolved. Played all essentials plus a few new tracks, which are slower ballads. Hard to say what the new album will be like, hopefully not too much a departure. Followed the first half of the show with an encore, talked about the heat, and how they were not used to it being from the U.K and all. I'm kind of worn out from the fact that I have seen 50+ shows in the last few weeks (I know poor me) but this has to rank really high up on that list. So good to be home......

The Politics are playing @ Momo's on tomorrow, so excited about this one.

Me a couple of weeks ago :
"I am going to take some time off from going to shows after Lollapalooza"
Me when I saw all of the shows coming this fall:
Check out this list, looks like I am not taking a break after all.....
9/01 Rakim (Emo's)
9/14-17 ACL Aftershows @ Various Venues
9/15-17 ACL Fest (Zilker Park)
9/15-16 Sufjan Stevens (Paramount Theatre)
9/19 Architecture In Helsinki (Emo's)
9/21 French Kicks (Emo's)
9/22 Rogue Wave + Jason Collett (The Parish Room)
9/23 M. Ward + Portastatic (The Parish Room)
9/25 Art Brut + We Are Scientists + Spinto Band (Emo's)
9/28 Jose Gonzales (The Parish Room)
9/28 Ratatat (Emo's)
9/29 Xiu Xiu + Magnolia Electric Co + Serena Maneesh (Emo’s)
10/01 DJ Shadow (Stubb's)
10/03 Alice In Chains (Stubb's)
10/03 Viva Voce + Silversun Pickups (Emo's)
10/06-07 Citizen Cope (La Zona Rosa)
10/07 Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Stubb's)
10/08 The Hold Steady (Emo's)
10/10 Frank Black (La Zona Rosa)
10/18 Ani DiFranco (Stubb's)
10/20 Built To Spill (Stubb's)
10/21 Pet Shop Boys (The Backyard)
10/21 Ladytron (Stubb's)
10/22 Rolling Stones (Zilker Park)
10/22 Method Man (Emo's)
10/24 The Decemberists (Stubb's)
10/28 Beirut + Voxtrot (Emo's)
11/11 The Slits + Be Your Own Pet (Emo's)
11/18 Islands (Emo's)11/22 Hidden Cameras (Emo's)
11/22-23 Trail Of Dead + Blood Brothers (Emo's

Photo by Joel Richardson