PS I Love You at Schubas
I think I thought PS I Love You was How to Dress Well. Not the same. Not at all the same. Fun anyway, though!
Army Girls at Schubas
Ok here is a band that I hope gets bigger. They are a two-piece from Toronto, and a lot of fun to watch live. Plus good music! Bonus!
They opened for PS I Love You, and I’d like to thank CHIRP Radio for the tickets.
Here We Go Magic at Empty Bottle
Before this show, the only song I knew by Here We Go Magic was “Collector,” and that hasn’t changed since the show. They were fine live, just… eh.
M83 at Marathon Music Works, Nashville
Literally could not speak by then end of this show. I thought I died. Marathon Music Works was the perfect size - I think it was about 1200 people which seems like a lot but M83 definitely filled the room.
They opened with Intro and the masked guy from Midnight City and closed with Colours again, and then I died.
I Break Horses at Marathon Music Works, Nashville
Can’t even describe what a great night this was. I Break Horses opened for M83 and by the end of the show I couldn’t form words. I Break Horses was the perfect opener, just the right amount of excitement and buildup to lead into
the Best Live Show I’ve Ever Seen M83.
Spiritualized at Metro
Dang, people really like Spiritualized. There was a totally different crowd here than at most of the other shows I go to, mostly the older dudes I saw at the CHIRP record fair who seem like they are Really Into Music and “how do you people know Spiritualized.”
Enough about the crowd, though. The band played like real professionals; they came out, played their set, didn’t really pause between songs, and left the stage. Really the only thing Spaceman actually said was “thank you,” but if you’ve been making music for as long as he has, you don’t need to say much.
Bear in Heaven at Schubas
I danced so hard at this show. Just so hard. I Love You, It’s Cool is definitely one of the best albums of the year so far, and honestly this was one of the best shows I’ve seen for a while. Wish I could put their entire album here, it’s hard to choose just one song.
Blouse at Schubas
Been to Schubas a lot lately, and I’m definitely not mad about that. This is Blouse, they opened for Bear in Heaven. It was a great, great show. Duh. Not pictured from this show is Doldrums, an electronic artist from Montréal who’s making some crazy good music. I’ll put a track below, check him out as well, f’real.
Caveman at Schubas
Schubas! The best. And Caveman were awesome. They totally rectified the White Rabbits disappointment earlier in the week; they sound like what I had hoped White Rabbits would turn into. In other words, awesome.
Additionally, apologies for the video there, I couldn’t find them on Soundcloud and there wasn’t a lot on YouTube. So.
White Rabbits at Metro
A bit disappointed by White Rabbits; (spoiler: in this post, I sound like a douche) I saw them in Minneapolis in 2009 when their second album came out and they blew me away. Might be because they were one of my first real shows, might be because there were three drummers and a guitarist and it got really loud, might be because I had just turned 21 and was still excited about drinking in bars. Regardless, I saw this band going places.
And they have gone places, just… not where I had expected. While I am happy for them that Spoon’s Mike McCarthy produced their new album, he produced a Spoon album and called it Milk Famous by White Rabbits. Here’s a song, you be the judge.