It's been so hot out lately, I've been very uninspired to do anything after I leave work. Which means I have yet to start uploading my own clever photography onto this site. One day though, I promise, the meager few who see this site will be treated to something very special.
I went to see the Go-Betweens
on Saturday night. In Brooklyn. I think a show in Philadelphia would have been nice, but since they are Australian and don't tour much, I had to make the effort. I like Brooklyn. Well, I like hanging out in Park Slope. It's pretty and green, there's lots of expensive housing, and it hosts lots of exciting activities
while lacking much of Manhattan's pretentiousness.
Anyway, the Go-Betweens are great. They are an underappreciated band with excellent, catchy songs and a back catalog worth purchasing if you haven't already. Their new album, Ocean's Apart, is worth checking out.
Monday night, M.I.A
. She was good, but it was hot at Transit, and I couldn't see her. Okay, mostly it was hot. But it was that much better when I was at the Uki and didn't have to be grossed out by other people's sweaty bodies. Spotted there, the awesomeness that is Charles Burns
, graphic novelist extraordinaire.
Spotted Charles Burns again last night at the Daniel Clowes lecture at the library. Another hot and sweaty concert after that with Head of Femur
, Dr. Dog
and Architecture in Helsinki
. But I left halfway through AIH's set - too much hotness! All of these bands were really good, but Dr. Dog was really really good. So much better than the last time I saw, a drunken love fest at the Khyber. This time they were sober and it showed. Their songs sound really good with the oomph of a live band. Since they can't play the Peach Pit, I'm pretty sure they are destined for a set on the O.C.