And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
Originally Posted by Hatinisbad
I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.
I saw Black Mountain perform last night at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington DC. Fucking awesome is what I have to say about that (Bon Iver was good too, for the most part, and those dudes can sing). Sold out shows on Tuesday nights give me a lot of hope the present state of rock and roll, and Black Mountain definitely held the torch for it last night. Amber Webber has one of the most intriguing female rock voices I have heard in a long while. Her mix of whiskey soaked blues undertones with her ridiculously powerful vibrato is both haunting and comforting at the same time, and complements perfectly the voice of band leader and guitarist Stephen McBean. Comparisons to Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd have been made and are in no way insulting, as they are taking the best parts of late 60's/early 70's psychedelic rock and updating these touchstones with minimal irony and much talent. Grooves were laid all over the place last night; drums, guitars, vocals, and bass were locked in and sewn together by the awesome sounds coming from keyboard/synth/rhodes piano. I managed to pick up their newest release, "In The Future" on vinyl. As an added surprise, the two disc LP contained a code to download the album in MP3 form, for free. This, I feel, should be the standard. If you enjoy psych/prog/bluesy rock, you are obligated to Thor to check this band out. I can't imagine them not setting the desert on fire with their searing performance.
In what turned out to be a sweet turn of events, NPR was recording last nights show for broadcast on all songs considered, and will be available from their podcast for free. Fuck yeah. You can listen to it now here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=19086361
There were some sound issues with the guitars being too loud for the first two songs but they got those ironed out by the third song.
Last edited by GoEastYoungMan; 02-20-2008 at 08:41 AM.