Was nowhere close to crowded last night for the Hives, who nevertheless killed it. Jen commented this morning that it was the first show she'd been to in ages where she didn't ever get bored. How could anybody get bored during a Hives show? The only downtime during the set was between songs -- no ballads or slow songs. Just balls to the wall rock 'n roll. They reminded me a bit of CSS in that their energy is so goddamn infectious that you can't help but have a good time. So glad we made the decision to go with that show instead of the Black Keys.