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Still amped up from Lucero/Titus Andronicus.  Great time.  A few random thoughts!

 

Titus Andronicus was a bit disjointed.  There was a lot of tuning between sets and no one will mistake Patrick Stickles for a frontman who plays the audience like a puppeteer.  Crowd didn't seem that in to them.  I still managed to enjoy them though.  In A Big City, Upon Viewing Oregon..., A More Perfect Union and No Future III were among the jams.  Plus two or three new tunes.  New tunes sound rocking.

 

Lucero!  27 songs!  I think of all the bands I see live on a regular basis they play the longest headlining sets.  When I first started going to see Lucero live, I kept being disappointed that they don't play the upbeat faster songs live but now I go in expecting to hear "the slow sad stuff" and I love them live now.  The band really seemed genuinely happy to be playing a show tonight.  Everyone was really into it.  I got to hear my favorite song tonight - Chain Link Fence.  They didn't play Juniper, which I was really happy about cause they have played that dud the past the few times.  

 

Ok, I'm tired.  Voice gone.  Good night (good morning?).  

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this past friday night (8th) was Tera Melos with Zorch

tonight: Little Big League and my buddies' band Ugly Houses

tomorrow: Birdsmell (Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses)

Tuesday: Small Black

Wednesday: Geographer/Royal Bangs

Thursday:Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires/Pujol/GT

Saturday:Futurebirds/Blank Range/Church Shoes (the venue I work at is having our 7th anniversary show....it's a Twin Peaks prom themed night...never actually seen Twin Peaks and this is one of the weaker anniversary line-ups, last year was Southern Culture on the Skids and previous years have been Elf Power and The Hold Steady)

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this past friday night (8th) was Tera Melos with Zorch

tonight: Little Big League and my buddies' band Ugly Houses

tomorrow: Birdsmell (Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses)

Tuesday: Small Black

Wednesday: Geographer/Royal Bangs

Thursday:Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires/Pujol/GT

Saturday:Futurebirds/Blank Range/Church Shoes (the venue I work at is having our 7th anniversary show....it's a Twin Peaks prom themed night...never actually seen Twin Peaks and this is one of the weaker anniversary line-ups, last year was Southern Culture on the Skids and previous years have been Elf Power and The Hold Steady)

 

Are you even going to get out of bed next Sunday?

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saw Less Than Jake on Friday night, one band that I can truly say has never disappointed me, and I have seen them all but maybe 2 times in the last 13 years that they came to Philly.

 

saw Reel Big Fish/Goldfinger last night, as someone else pointed out, pretty cool to see Mike Herrera on bass for Goldfinger. Been way too long since I had last seen them.

 

LTJ/RBF/GF in one weekend, I felt 17 again.

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get to Roadie for a day for Drive-By Truckers on Tuesday while they shoot a video at my venue.  they're playing live for the shoot though, with the house PA blaring and monitors, so it'll be like a show.....where they only play one song.....over.....and over......aaaaaaand over

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get to Roadie for a day for Drive-By Truckers on Tuesday while they shoot a video at my venue.  they're playing live for the shoot though, with the house PA blaring and monitors, so it'll be like a show.....where they only play one song.....over.....and over......aaaaaaand over

 

I had to do this for a local band once and ended up getting handed a small child mid-shoot (probably about the 4th time they were playing through the song). I'm pretty disappointed that they cut out that part of the video, I personally think it would have been a great shot of me looking horribly confused and uncomfortable. 

 

Shoots like that are a lot of fun though and if you don't know the song before hand...you'll definitely know every lyric by the end of the night. 

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December is looking like a good month

 

December 5th - Somehow Hollow reunion (not sure if anyone outside of Southern Ontario remembers these guys)

December 8th - Jersey reunion, The Planet Smashers

December 20th - The Flatliners, Off With Their Heads, Sights & Sounds, Direct Hit!

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