Wednesday, May 11, 2011

How I learned to stop waiting...

A couple nights ago GH sent me, in numerous mediums, a message about The Bigger Lovers getting back together.

It's true, and we couldn't be happier.

They've already played a reunion show in March and released the 10 year anniversary remastered version of "How I Learned to Stop Worrying" and a "Maxi Single," which kind of sounds like a travel sized feminine product.

We'll be going to the show on June 10 in Reading, PA if anyone is interested in carpooling from DC.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Field Music - Rock and Roll Hotel - 9/25/2010 - Setlist

Give It Lose It Take It
A House As Not A Home
Rockist Part 4 (School of Language)
Shorter Shorter
Each Time Is A New Time
Let's Write A Book
Keep Right
See You Later > Something Familiar
A Gap Has Appeared
If Only The Moon Were Up
Them That Do Nothing
Share The Words
Tell me

It's Not The Only Way To Feel Happy 

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The New Pornographers - 9:30 Club - June 23, 2010 - Setlist

The New Pornographers rode into their favorite city this week to play 2 sold-out shows at the 9:30 Club.  I was only able to see the second, whose setlist was dictated by a kid in the front row.  I'm serious, some dude handed Carl a setlist, and they played it. The show included some songs they claim haven't been played in years (To Wild Homes and The End of Medicine) and Pitchfork jabs (Neko actually trying to pick a fight with them).

Whoever that guy in the front was, they did a superb job.  Much better than Dan Bejar, who was visibly drunk the whole time (especially during Jackie) and screwed up some lyrics (Myriad Harbour).

My favorites?  Of course The Bleeding Heart Show evokes shivers, yet I think their new songs shined.  Crash Years and Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk stand out in my memory.  They brought out The Dodos to play horns on A Bite Out Of My Old Bed, which was amazing..

TNP stand out as one of my favorite bands to see live.  You can't leave one of their shows without a grin and a feeling that the world is a better place.

Sing Me Spanish Techno
Up In The Dark
Myriad Harbour
Use It
Crash Years
All The Old Showstoppers
The Body Says No
A Bite Out Of My Old Bed (with The Dodos on horns)
The Bones Of An Idol
Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk
To Wild Homes
End Of Medicine
Your Hands (Together)
My Shepherd
Twin Cinema
Silver Jenny Dollar
Mass Romantic
The Bleeding Heart Show

My Rights Versus Yours
Electric Version
Testament To Youth In Verse

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Pernice Brothers Do Rock?

I received a link via email to one of the new tracks off of the upcoming album, Goodbye, Killer.  It stated that "It’s a rock band record," which peaked my interest.

When I think Pernice rock, I think of Yours, Mine & Ours

"Sometimes I Remember"

Here's the new one: Jacqueline Suzann

Let me know what you think.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New Pernice Brothers Album Cover Art

After Joe's solo book tour, it looks like the band is coming out with a new album, goodbye, killer. The cover art was put online today.  Their website says it will be dropping June 15. 

I know this Rockist can't wait.  Let's hope a tour with the complete band in in the works.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Field Music - Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA - March 26, 2010

What a coincidence: I happen to be in the Bay area for work and Field Music just so happens to be playing.

The place was actually kind of crowded, which surprised me.  I had no idea anyone else knew of this band.  Apparently they do on the west coast.

The sound was great, unlike School of Language's show at DC9 a while back.  They played a medley of old and new stuff, and even dipped into David's repertoire.  My favorite?  Glad you asked.  A Gap Has Appeared followed closely by Effortlessly.  No strings, but they did well with those parts on guitar, especially in Measure.

Give It, Lose It, Take It
A House Is Not A Home
The Rest Is Noise
Rockist Part 4 (School of Language)
Shorter Shorter
Each Time Is A New Time
Let's Write A Book
Keep Right
A Gap Has Appeared
If Only The Moon Were Up
All You Need To Say
Them That Do Nothing
Something Familiar
Share The Words
Clear Water
Tell Me Keep Me

Tones Of Town
Not The Only Way To Feel Happy

Getting sick of them, yet? I'm not.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Field Music

It turns out Field Music's hiatus hasn't lasted indefinitely.  After stints with School of Language and The Week That Was, it seems as if the Brewis brothers are back at it.  They have announced the track list to a 20 song album to be released in February.

It also seems that they are coming back to the States after a disappointing (for us DC folks) tour a few years ago.  They have dates in March, but none in DC.  Check them out here.

And for your veiwing pleasure, a new music video.

Field Music - "Them That Do Nothing"

Anyone interested in carpooling to NYC on 3/23?