Monday, February 09, 2004

On Tap

Thanks to Kevin, I went to the Nada Surf show last night. The entire bill was solid with local kids The Few, who are delicious, and The Long Winters who are probably in my top three favorite bands at the moment. This show was all about The Long Winters though. They are like Prozac taken through your ears. My cheeks hurt from smiling through their entire set. Not only are their songs smart and vocals beautiful, but their banter is hilarious. John (singer) and Sean (keyboard/back-up vocals) are so witty, you wish you could take them home with you so they could entertain you all the time. I can’t say enough about them. Seriously, go buy their album right now.

Oh, and yes, the OC kids where at this show as well. I don’t know who is stalking who at this point.

Monday, 2/9
Gomez @ The Avalon
British hippies. Who knew? Once it-band, who continues to jam even though the fickle public seem to not care anymore.

Tuesday, 2/10
Starsailor @ Amoeba (in-store performance, 7pm)
Another brit-melodic type band. File under Travis, Coldplay, South. Go and ask them if Phil Spector is as crazy as we all know he is.

Probot Listening Party @ Beauty Bar (8:30pm)
While at the Starsailor in-store, pick up a copy of Dave Grohl’s metal side project and get in free to their album release/listening party at one of the best bars in Hollywood.

Dizzee Rascal on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Stay up late and see what all the fuss is about.

Wednesday, 2/11
The Jealous Sound/Jackson/Silversun Pickups @ The Troubadour
This entire bill is awesome. Sivlersun are local kids who admittedly play around town almost too much. Jackson is Chris' from the Foo Fighters side project. And the Jealous Sound are just plan awesome.

Thursday, 2/12
Mates of States @ The Troubadour
Meg White and Jack White stole their shtick. Pass it on.

Friday, 2/13
South/Metric/Pitty Sing @ Bowery Ballroom (NYC)
This is where I’ll be, jet lagged and tired, but enjoying the show I’m sure.

Bronson DJing at Pete Metzger's art opening @ Gallery Ophelia (2113 Colorado Blvd)
6-10pm. Go get some culture.

Saturday, 2/14
Coachella tickets on sale.

Sunday, 2/15
Do something. You don’t have to work tomorrow.