Monday, May 18, 2009

Bands in my backyard ... all over again.

UPDATE: Their site has been updated, at long last. I'm a little tired of waiting for the Twilight Concert Series to update its website already. It's a good thing there are others in the know enough to reveal things for us before they get around to it. Various forms of this list have been floating around for weeks now, but Dave shared the final one today. You can thank City Weekly's own Jamie Gadette for helping him out in the first place. But enough talky talk already. To see the list of who's coming, you need only click HERE and be amazed. Alla those bands for free? In my backyard?! They just continue to outdo themselves each year. Not sure how they do it, but they do. My hat is off to the lot of 'em.

I have the good fortune of doing my radio show on Thursday nights, something that caused me to miss every single one of these shows last summer, but I'm going to have to change a few things this year. There's just no way I can miss some of these, notwithstanding what I know will be some absolute insanity in the way of massive crowds. I must see the Black Keys, even though I've seen them do their blues-rock madness before. I gotta check out Iron & Wine touring on his latest album, too, with Okkervil River as an opener (that combination alone makes my excited musical mind do backflips). And, lastly, the only band I haven't seen but have wanted to see since I heard his music is Black Joe Lewis. He's an opener by the looks of it, but that doesn't much matter. He will light the stage on fire. You will dance till your bare feet-on-the-grass can't dance no more. Looky HERE for an example.

Am I excited? Ridiculously so.


k8 said...

chalk up one more for "reasons i should move back"

Lee said...

I'm not trying to be a dick, but I do not share your love for any of those. I am so glad that I won't be feeling guilty for not going to see those bands like I was last year.

Maybe I'll see Q-Tip, but I don't know if he is worth going through that experience.

I love the idea of free shows every Thursday, I just can't stand the hear or the loud people.

Dainon. said...

Understood. May as well sit at the fountain and turn it into background music. There's a slight possibility we'll be broadcasting this stuff on our station, so stay tuned for that, eh? Maybe it'll happen.

Lee said...

You know how I do.