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.

Kraftwerking anymore?

Florian Schneider has left the band Kraftwerk after over 40 years of service. Check the official site for details.  I must go on record and say this sucks.

-end transmission.

The Mothership has landed

Well, here it is, my first post. What is this blog going to be about you ask? Music. That’s it, no politics (unless musically slanted), no food critiques, no rambling on and on about why I think American Idol should be banned in all countries. I do, but that’s not music now is it? This is my space and as such, I will talk about what I think is good music. If you disagree, you can do one of two things: #1 leave a comment wearing your best internet flamewear. #2 You can screw the proverbial pooch. On second thought, if you disagree, just disregard that first suggestion and we’ll all be better off.

This blog was born out of necessity. Frankly, I fear for the little ones. Ok, let me clarify I don’t like children. They’re nasty, stinky little money sponges, but I do harbor a growing concern for their musical selections. It seems with each passing generation musical taste and appreciation swims its way to the shallowest end of the aural pool. Am I a snob, you’re damn right I am. If you have issues with that please revert to suggestion #2.

Is this blog here to educate? Maybe. But really, who pays attention to these things anyway, so ultimately this is for me and my equally snobbish friends. So, what you’ll see here is lists, reviews, musings and anything else I see fit to write about on the subject. But at the end of the day if one person says to themselves “Wow, I think I really do like “insert band here, how is it I’ve been wasting my time trying to argue that Slipknot is actually talented?”, then I will feel vindicated.

So, strap on your cans and enjoy.

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