M83 Mezzanine, San Francisco

For starters; I must apologize for the lack of updates lately. I’ve been a bit busy as of late. Besides, I haven’t really had anything to write about. I’m sure my 3 faithful readers will understand.

So…M83. Caught the show last night at Mezzanine in San Francisco. I really don’t have too much time to blather on about the gig since I’m writing this post when I should be working. So I’ll try to sum it up as quickly as possible with little or no filler for my anti-rambling readers. 😛

  • Amazing sound
  • Morgan Kibby is mesmerizing
  • Great atmosphere
  • Eclectic mix of people
  • The band was flawless
  • Lots of head bobbing and bouncing was the standard
  • Met some great people (thank you Michele)

Sitting here in my office, dead tired from lack of sleep, I can honestly say it was well worth losing a few extra hours of time with Mr. Sandman. Even after noticing that a few of my favorite tunes weren’t in the set list,  it was still a great show. Completely fueled by the band’s genuine desire to entertain. When the last notes slowly wafted up into the rafters, it was very apparent they succeeded.

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Five By Five: Week Two

It’s that time again kiddies. Five albums in five words or less. Ready, steady, go!

2rave

The Raveonettes
Pretty In Black
Because it’s cool Daddy-O!

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2beach

Beach House
Devotion

Three words: Heart Of Chambers.

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2pale

Pale Fountains
Pacific Street

The Smiths meet The Housemartins.

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2secret

The Secret Machines
Now Here Is Nowhere

Boom Boom goes the drum!

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2phoenix

The Phoenix Foundation
Happy Ending

C’mon, a song about Gandalf!

There’s your five for the week, but I must mention another “band” I stumbled across this weekend. The Sonic Executive Sessions aren’t really a band in the traditional sense, but a group of studio journeymen that record songs during their down time. With an obvious nod to Jellyfish, these guys need to put out an album right now! Check out their MySpace page and give them a listen.

Constant reminder

Certain songs and/or albums when listened to, immediately convey a place, a feeling, a time or more specifically a person.  These are just a few songs that fit into that category for me. I’ll leave it up to you to guess which selection they should be filed under.

  • The Raveonettes – Uncertain Times
  • Yaz – Only You
  • XTC – That Wave
  • Aztec Camera – Oblivious
  • Slowdive – Option One
  • Smiths – Hand In Glove
  • Stranglers – Golden Brown
  • Secret Machines – First Wave Intact
  • Of Montreal – It’s Just So
  • Talk Talk – I Believe In You
  • BoB Marley – Three Little Birds
  • Love & Rockets – Saudade
  • Kate Bush – Aerial
  • Peter Murphy – The Sweetest Drop
  • Bjork – Cocoon

I suppose I should end here. I could easily map out my entire life via song, but the aforementioned are what’s been on a constant loop in my mind’s music player lately.

Tune in tomorrow for Five By Five Part 2.