Guilty pleasures, we all have them (Timberlake, comics, shimmying, wrestling, jello shots). I have a thing for Brit-Pop and the poppiest stuff going in my playlists has to be Two Door Cinema Club. I swore them off after the last show based on their destined rise with a rabid fan base of teenage “drop me off at the show, mom” crowd. More on them in a bit.
Inevitably, openers will get also get more mainstream as the crowd changes. Robert DeLong is an interesting creature.
But, even if you hate the bands involved, I hope you will take a look at the photos. I shot the second night and the photo pit to myself. It was well lit and a ton of fun to shoot.
Here is something a little different for you. This track came across the IT Dept’s twitter feed as a song of the day at Line of Best Fit.
Lindstrom has these flashes that get him a slot on my playlists from time to time and this track summarizes the good and bad. It is strange, it goes full on disco to deep trance in a single beat. Bright to dark, pensive to frivolous. Maybe this will work to start your dance party this weekend.
Maybe you will hate it and use it to show your friends why you hate electronic music. Either way, have a listen, download from the soundcloud embed if you like. If you like, take a listen to a few of the other artists at smalltownsupersound’s soundcloud.
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Back in the friendly confines where All Are Welcome, Friday night’s program featured local up and comers, a band strengthening their reputation and a duo throwing a full on dance party. The end of the night I walked away spent because it was ninety-something at show time and a sold out sweaty mob.
Orthy took the early crowd over, Chromatics were amazing and Glass Candy, well you are going to have to click through to get the details. …and plenty of pics.
Starfucker is playing The Mohawk. Since the show is sold out, this serves only as a reminder to those of you that purchased tix a few months ago. If you want to join the dance party, you could of course brave the online pitfalls of craigslist or talk to the “ticket agents” out front. I am dragging a whole group out, things may get messy. I just have to remember to run across the street to catch Cass McCombs for a few songs.
It is all about balance.
Painted Palms and Alexico open.
Download: Starfucker – Julius [MP3]
I continue to work through the backlog of show photos. It is hard to balance time behind the shutter taking them and time behind the monitor making them extra purty for you. This installment of Rocktober show pics is from The Rapture’s stop at La Zona Rosa last week.
It was an odd show for many reasons. I’ll go into that in more detail after the break, but I don’t think anyone that is a fan of The Rapture, ie everyone in attendance, left upset. So Read More to get info on their set, to learn a little about the openers Poolside and to see plenty of pics. You know you want to. Click it.
La Zona Rosa Rosa plays host to a two night stand for ATH with Friendly Fires and The Rapture. Friendly Fires is up first bringing along Theophilus London as the opener. Having seen a condensed SxSW set of Friendly Fires and the early ACL set from Theophilus London, I had some expectations as to what we would get. So click through to see how things measured up and for a ton of pics.