Thursday, June 24, 2004

Killers attack Houston!!!!!!


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Well, you could hear the buzz from Bedford Avenue to Ludlow Street...The Killers were finally back in town, and they played an intimate show at Mercury Lounge last night. For a band that cracked the Billboard top 60 their debut week, they played a surprisingly small venue, with surprisingly little hype. At 7:00, the line to get in was already around the block...and the band wasn't scheduled to go on till 10. No tickets were available ahead of time, and there was no re-entry once you got in...Which may have scared away some, but still they slowly let people in...Around 8ish, they stopped. The line snaked down the block and around to Ludlow, but they didn't let anyone else in unless you're on the list...The list must have been very long, cause the place was no more than half full at this point...oh well...Sucks for those who got turned away, but they should've had a little more goddamn foresight.

Anyway, The Killers played a great set. I'm not gonna go into details, but they have a great, laid back vibe. For the music they were playing, it was all very non-aggressive. Imagine Morrissey playing a set in Las Vegas. Brandon Flowers has a great stage presence that feels very natural and intimate. I guess you gotta see it to understand maybe...but it's quite the opposite appearance you'd expect from a band called The Killers who sound the way they do. They dont look like the rockstars you'd picture.

I got a chance to talk briefly to the members of The Bravery, who were at the show as well. I complemented their set from Saturday, and we talked for a minute about what they're up to. Very nice guys...especially the synth player (with the glasses) whose name I don't remember. Check them out next Thursday at Bar 13...open bar from 10-11 and some 2-4-1 deal other times, and now I hear $5 at the door. Still not bad.

Anyway, finished off the night meeting up with some heads...Steve started drinking again...which is actually a lot better than it sounds...and now I'm hungover at work doin what I do.

7 Comments:

At 2:03 PM, Blogger karen said...

good call on Brandon, Jeff... natural and intimate. I love it. And I love him. Could you tell? :)

 
At 11:59 PM, Blogger Jeff said...

He just had this look of excitement on his face the entire set...like he was purposely trying to stay calm...and no matter what you think about their attitude and mannerisms...it did not negatively effect their music one bit.

 
At 12:01 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

Oh, and yeah...you definitely looked in love that night...

 
At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got in line at 7:40 and waited until 10 and didn't get in. Along with about 50 people. Really glad to hear the place was half full.

-Bitter/

 
At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got in line at 7:40 and waited until 10 and didn't get in. Along with about 50 people. Really glad to hear the place was half full.

-Bitter/

 
At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got in line at 7:40 and waited until 10 and didn't get in. Along with about 50 people. Really glad to hear the place was half full.

-Bitter

 
At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got in line at 7:40 and waited until 10 and didn't get in. Along with about 50 people. Really glad to hear the place was half full.

-Bitter

 

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