I don’t know how I’m functioning to be honest. I feel as if I’m going to too many shows lately. I think the key is I only have 1-2 beers per show. Wait…. per show or per band? Only kidding. I only have one or two drinks at a show. If you have any more than that all the bands start sounding good. Then the next time you get all excited and go to see that band you were so excited about seeing, well disappointed would be an understatement of the feeling that comes over you at that moment that you realize just how terrible that band is.
The night before New York was invaded by Boston bands. Last night it was a UK experience at Terminal 5. The British came and this time they conquered. It is so crazy how different British shows are. When my friends first went over there with their band Baby Strange back in 2004 they came back talking about how British bands have dj’s spinning songs between sets and after sets. And at the recent CBGB’s conference the booking agents at the touring panel talked about how British bands no matter how small and unknown have these crazy light shows and things they add to their stage performance. Well last night at the Bloc Party show it proved to be just that. The opener was a DJ. Then The Drums came on. They had what I thought was an impressive light show. In fact here is their song “Money” in its entirety from last night’s show. If you like The Strokes or The Cure you’ll love these guys. If your a hipster or someone that reads Spin, NME, or any other popular blog you already know who these guys are….
Here is a short clip from Bloc Party’s set too. I just wanted you to see their crazy light show. They did play a new song last night that was absolutely awesome. It was towards the end of their set but I was too lazy, sweaty and tired to record the song. That and I was absolutely in awwww with it and totally forgot to pull out my camera. The guitar player had such a great sound and unique rhythm on the song. I guess you’ll just have to wait to hear it when the song ends up all over the radio!