Tuesday, January 18, 2005

What time is it?

I was up well before the sun came up this morning cause I had to put together a package for an attorney who needed it for his early flight. Was up around 6, here by 7 blasting Wu-Tang's greatest hits and sipping on a sugar free red bull and low acid OJ cocktail, and had the package put together and in a car by 8. Now It's 8:30 and I have about an hour to kill before anybody gets in...so here I am.

I already mentioned The Dears et. al on Saturday night, but for some more thoughts and pics, check out Productshop, Daily Refill, The Wicked and Aeki Tuesday.

It also seems Productshop isn't a fan of Hipster Porn(NSFW)

Shit...what else...

Brooklyn Vegan buzzes about this spectacular Rothko show coming up on the 25th, Featuring Ted Leo, Apollo Sunshine, Chinese Stars, with James Murphy as the DJ. I don't think tickets will go on sale, so plan on getting there early.

My buddy Steve, CV's unofficial West Coast correspondent, went to go see the Arcade Fire (remember them?) this weekend out in LA, and had only glowing things to say of course, but he made a point to mention that one of the openers, Final Fantasy, was a standout. Be sure to get there early to catch him. He was described as a violinist who plays over samples...interesting. If anyone has a website or some MP3's, lemme know.

SXSW is shaping up to be something else. Torr reports that now The Doves, Bloc Party, The Futureheads and The Kings of Convenience will be there, along with previously mentioned American Music Club, The Dears, Death From Above 1979, Dogs Die in Hot Cars, The Go! Team(!!), Hot Hot Heat, Billy Idol, Kaiser Chiefs, Nada Surf, The Raveonettes, Sleater-Kinney, Saul Williams and many many more. Hopefully many of those bands will tour through New York as well.

Paige loves the US military and their (albeit aborted) plan to turn all the terrorists gay. Yikes...Thanks to the Freedom of (too much!) Information Act for letting us dig this weird shit up.

Finally...Last night was the blogger chatroom known as Movable Hype 1.5. I think Dear Leader and Morning Theft made some very big impressions on the crowd. They both played excellent sets. I was upset that I had to leave before the much anticipated Fort Ancient went on, thanks to Pianos shitting the bed and pulling some sort of quasi-double booking deal that forced all the bands to go on much later than scheduled. Regardless...good times, and hello to everybody I saw out last night.

This week I reckon I'll pass on The Hold Steady, maybe check out The NYC at Siberia instead. Friday is Sea Ray's final show ever which I will attend, and Saturday will be my personal double bill of Colin Meloy at the Fez, followed by Jean Grae at Rothko.

I think I'm gonna go crawl under my desk and take a nap now.


At 11:00 AM, Blogger torr said...

Do you know of a website for the band Final Fantasy?

At 11:06 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

I'm afraid I do not. They are tough to google, with all the videogame sites out there. If anyone finds one, please forward it along. Thanks!

At 10:37 PM, Blogger mgrooves said...

hey -- thanks for the tip on other bands confirmed for SXSW. i blogged a rhapsody playlist of confirmed bands the other day -- check it here: http://rockschool.blogspot.com/2005/01/sxsw-2005-lost-in-austin.html


At 2:49 AM, Blogger Paige said...

hey thanks for the link.. oh how funny the silly little military is!


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