Hey, I'm still here. Way too tired to write anything clever now, so I will be plain in my phrasing--check out this local music show I caught last night:
OK, so that was just this guy I know's dog, but it was a major part of this barbecue I went to before the show.
I think I've written about them before. Ah, there we go. Tonight they pretended to be from Sweden.
My friend Joe's not part of the act any more, but it is okay, because this show I went to was just a graduation/record release party for the kids in...
7 INCH WAVE
Oh man, they are always a sure bet. They are basically channelling Devo except with newer music technology, but they know how to rock the house. Everyone up in that place was dancing--even the lead singer Dan's parents, who showed up to this crowded loft apartment packed full of hipsters to watch him play because he is graduating tomorrow, and they are totally cool people.
And, since I posted this basically everywhere else, I scored 7 Inch's sweet new single, available in 5 1/4 and 3 1/2 inch formats. (Just to be clear--the 3 1/2" floppy is an actual floppy containing an mp3 of one of their songs. Only two dollars!)
YETI ON A BUDGET
These kids are basically insane.
Two drummer/keyboardists, three guitarists, solid poppy rock and roll. They only played for I think a half-hour, but that was enough for ten back-to-back-to-back songs. Yeti does not mess around. I've been very excited about this act ever since they won our Battle of the Bands a few weeks ago, so it was nice to see what they actually look like.
But I had a good time. Had to cancel the radio show--oh yeah, it is online now sort of--to go attend, but it was worth it. A lot of people I've come to care about here are leaving forever, so it was nice to see everyone one last time on Thursday. Even if we were all a little tipsy. But that's a story not for print.
BONUS AUDIO THING: This keen British pop act Bearsuit has put four of their best songs up for download on their website under "music", or you can stream the stuff from their Myspace page... but listen to "Itsuko Got Married" if nothing else. It's the happiest pop song of the year, bar none.