are coming to Phoenix. I love the Trunk Space. I love June 8th. I love Phoenix. I love Tuesdays. I love late announced shows when there's nothing else for weeks on either side.
Thanks. I love that I already have one at the house.
Last edited by fatbastard; 06-07-2010 at 12:29 PM.
2 oz blended whiskey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 slice lemon
Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.
Not at all. They're currently on tour.
May 29 Hi Dive Denver, CO
May 30 Visual Arts Collective Boise, ID
Jun 1 The Funhouse Seattle, WA
Jun 2 Backspace Portland, OR
Jun 3 Thee Parkside San Francisco, CA
Jun 4 Hemlock Tavern San Francisco, CA
Jun 5 Spaceland Los Angeles, CA
Jun 6 Echo Curio Los Angeles, CA
Jun 7 Che Cafe San Diego, CA
Jun 8 The Trunk Space Phoenix, AZ
Jun 10 Emo's Austin, TX
Jun 11 Big Magic Fest @ ACAC Little Rock, AR
Jun 12 Rocketown Nashville, TN
Jun 12 The End Nashville, TN
Jun 13 Secret Squirrel Athens, GA
Jun 14 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
Jun 18 Daniel Street Club* Milford, CT
Jun 19 SPACE Gallery* Portland, ME
Jun 20 Higher Ground* S Burlington, VT
Jun 21 Le Cerde* Quebec City, QC
Jun 22 Il Motore* Montreal, QC
Jun 24 Zaphod Beeblebrox* Ottawa, ON
Jun 26 Lee's Palace* Toronto, ON
Jun 27 Mohawk Place* Buffalo, NY
*W/Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
They're going to wipe that smile right off your face. Or put it right on your face. One or the other. When I saw them back in September, I'd never even heard of them and had just gone to the show because it was Signals first show. They were so incredibly good live.
We got a set of almost 40 minutes. It was mostly new songs - six or seven out of nine or ten - but this was no issue whatsoever because they were fantastic. I loved the guitar tone, bright and beautiful. My favorite was either the first one (abbreviated as "I Do" on the setlist) or "Dino" ("something something all these dinosaurs, they want to rule the world.")
We also got "Buried In the Nude," "Boyfriend" (to close) and they even fulfilled a request for "I Believe In Evil."
Father's Day were fun and bizarre, as is the norm for Ryan's bands/projects (Hi My Name Is Ryan, Uncle Sku's Clubhouse, the Cullens) and hit on the same band themes - simple music, repetitive lyrics, audience participation.
The Chandails played about 25 minutes and that was one of the best sets I've seen from them. The sound was clear and the interplay and rounding with the guitars was great as always.
The Pods opened and gave a powerful set. I do like the twin guitar, two different vocalists set up. Though the vocals were a bit tough to here until Marissa (of Screaming Females) swung one of the speakers out to face the crowd. At any rate I need to see them more.
So yeah, nobody showed up for their Monday night show in San Diego like I was worried about. It was a crowd of maybe 30, or more towards 40, and a lot of arms crossed. Oh well. I'm not sure if the band's enthusiasm was affected but they still put on a really groovy set.
It was a lot jammier than I would have expected, but perhaps their setlist was heavy on the stoner jams that night. It was sure awesome that way, though, just watching Marissa go off on her solos. I took my friends that had never heard of the band and they were really glad. I think her guitar shredding is what sold em most.
They opened with "Starving Dog," and I think they also played "Skull," "Lights Out," "Theme Song," "Sour Grapes" and a bunch of songs I didn't know. You're lucky to have caught "Boyfriend," I'm sure that was a blast!
I hung out with their bass player for a while, he's a really silly dude.