Is that over Labor Day weekend?
No love for Purity Ring on that Friday? It'll probably before the Funk and Soul party.
This might not appeal to anyone, but Nick Lowe Monday 10/01/12 at the musical instrument museum. And so it goes..
Well he's not as exciting as PIL. Similar in style to Elvis Costello, but his last album has a retro 50s feel. He also did an album with a band called Rockpile.
I got my Presets tickets for the Pomona show yesterday! It's just a few days before PIL so that should be a great week.
Who wants my ID fest tickets???! Cash or sexual favors only please
Japandroids - 11-07 - Scottsdale, AZ - Martini Ranch
How is this venue?
Bleached is the opener for that Japandroids show. Really good if you're into the three chord grungy stuff. I'm not a big fan of Martini, but it's ok. My recollection is the floor space is somewhat small and then there are some tables in the back. Some of the tables are on a raised level near the soundbooth. But 100 or so people and the floor would be packed, but with the stage sitting about waist high it's easy to get a good view. At least there are taxis in that area to drive me home.
The Japandroids album is still one of my favorites of the year. I've only seen them once and it was a very high energy show. They also connected with the crowd really well so I'll still hit up that show despite having to go up to Scottsdale.
Matthew Dear and Light Asylum at RR Oct 29th. I really dig both of these artists. The Light Asylum singer reminds me of Alison Moyet, especially on A Certain Somone and Shallow Tears.
The Weeknd, Wednesday Oct 10th, Celebrity Theater, $41.50
Fresh off his "JUICY AUSTRALIA TOUR"