Thursday, March 29

Mother Eff!!!

The Rapture have just scheduled a show in Reno the same night as Minus the Bear. ARG!

Club Underground 4/29/07

Tuesday, March 20

Bloc Party Pics

Not too many good photo ops at this show based on where we were standing. I have to say I hate that venue all the way and will not be returning. SF Concourse is not for me.

Bloc Party were superb!

Set list tomorrow ... or whenever I get it scanned.

Friday, March 16

Morrissey Spring 2007 Tour Dates

Morrissey, will get around the US this spring and leading the way each night will be Kristeen Young.
04-27 Stockton, CA - Bob Hope Theater
04-28 Sparks, NV - John Ascuaga's Celebrity Showroom
04-29 Sparks, NV - John Ascuaga's Celebrity Showroom
05-01 Oakland, CA - Paramount Theater
05-02 Santa Rosa, CA - Wells Fargo Center
05-05 Spokane, WA- INB Performing Arts Center
05-06 Seattle, WA - Paramount
05-08 Salt Lake City, UT - E Center Ford Theater
05-09 Denver, CO - Fillmore
05-11 Omaha, NE - Orpheum
05-12 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside
05-14 Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater
05-15 Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre
05-17 Cleveland, OH - Playhouse Square Center
05-18 Columbus, OH - Palace Theater
05-20 Indianapolis, IN - Murat Center
05-22 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
05-23 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
05-25 Dallas, TX - Palladium
05-26 Austin, TX - Backyard
05-28 Houston, TX - Verizon
05-30 El Paso, TX - County Coliseum
05-31 Tucson, AZ - Music Hall
06-02 Phoenix, AZ - Maricopa County Events Center
06-03 San Diego, CA - Bayside Concerts
06-05 Ventura, CA - Majestic Ventura Theater
06-06 Riverside, CA - Riverside Municipal Auditorium
06-08 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
06-09 Las Vegas, NV - Pearl
06-30 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden

Friday, March 9

The Search

A new Son Volt cd came out this week. Woot! I've given it a few spins, and I have to say that I like it! Shocker, right? I wonder ... what would it take for me not to like a Son Volt cd? Things that make you go hmmm...

I first heard the single "The Picture" on and I was a bit taken aback, a horn section? Whoa. The song really grew on me after several listens and I was very curious about what the rest of the album would sound like. Horny? Ba-dum-dum!

It's a bit of a departure for them, but in this case not a bad one. There are still classic Farrar lyrics and riffs here, so don't be afraid. Jay is still as politically charged as ever and kickin' ass!

I am happy to say we have secured tickets to see them at the Fillmore next month! For right now a couple standout tracks on the album for me are; Underground Dream, The Search, Methamphetamine & Highways and Cigarettes, which is a duet with Shannon McNally.

I say, go pick it up!

Thursday, March 8

Snowden @ Noise Pop 3/2/07

What a great show! I am so glad we decided to take the trip!

The three of us got in on the guest list with no snags...we even were given wristbands that gave us access to the balcony area. We had not been in the balcony of the Independent before...It is small, but has a damn fine view! We missed Death of a Party due to parking issues, and taking time for dinner. Herbivore just across the street serves some delicious vegan fare by the way! Malajube was not really for me and all I have to say about that. We easily made our way up the the front (stage left) while Snowden set-up. This band did not disappoint! Their sound was crisp and lovely... Jordan has such a sensual sway to his playing, and Corrine is also very physically engaged rather she is on keys or bass...they both have a wonderful stage presence.
After Snowden played we grabbed some fresh icy Red Stripes, and headed back to the balcony to watch Autolux. They played a fair set, but I was still basking in the glow of Snowden, and wishing they were still playing. The guitar player's amp blew about 3/4 of the way through their set, and there was a 15 minute plus wait in switching it out...much too long. Where was Jeremy from "Shopgirl" when we needed him!!! Overall I enjoyed the show immensely. I wish Snowden could have played a longer set, and I wish the crowd had been a bit more responsive to them. I presume most of the audience was there to see Autolux though. I was there to see Snowden, and I cannot wait to see them headline a show.

When the show was over I approached Corinne, and asked her to "Please thank Jordan for us again!" She was kind enough to offer to go out to their van, get a poster for me, and before giving it to me go around and have other band members sign it. Seriously, can this band get any nicer?!? Lara even got a hug from her...just for being cute I think! :)

Once again, Thanks to Snowden! I hope they make it around to the West Coast again soon.

Side note: It looks like they are doing a couple lounge acts for WOXY soon. I am looking forward to that!

Thursday, March 1

Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!

One of my favorite bands from last year has just done something uber cool! Jordan Jeffares of the band Snowden has just agreed to give me a few of his guest list spots for the sold out Noise Pop show in SF tomorrow night!! Unbelievably cool, right!?!

I waited too long to get my tickets to the show, when I finally went to buy them they were SOLD OUT! I was so bummed that I got desperate. I had emailed Jordan before about possibly getting some Snowden stickers to paste all over my sketchbooks. He was very responsive and cool about that, so I thought I’d give the guest list spots a chance. He came through!! Can you tell I am very excited? Beaming in fact!

Thus we will be driving to SF tomorrow to see Snowden and Autolux. Thanks Jordan and Snowden for making this Reno music lover very happy! I will of course blog all about the show once we get back.