Thursday, July 16, 2009

I'm just gonna follow the sound.

It's Thursday again and I find myself touting the opening band instead of the main one. Again. Yes, the Black Keys are going to dominate the stage tonight, they just are. It's been a long spell since I saw them do their thing in concert (Seattle being the last time I can recall), but Dan Auerbach has one of the greatest voices in bluesy rock and Patrick Carney has to be one of the tallest drummers I've ever seen behind a set, well, ever. It's just all arms ... like watching Animal from The Muppets. You'll love it more than your mom or something. Still. I feel like I'm one of the few that owns a copy of Human Highway's Moody Motorcycle, but I just had to pick it up after hearing their song "The Sound." It's one of the catchiest songs I've heard in a good long spell. It'll have you by the opening few seconds. And, if you think you don't know them but you know that old weird band the Islands, well then, you do. You so do. I'm going to try as hard as I can to get there early for this show. I actually want to see it instead of hearing it. Come with, yes?

Human Highway - "The Sound" from Secret City Records on Vimeo.

1 comment:

SJ said...

I'd never heard them before last night, but they did have a pretty decent thump.

btw, I'm there every Thursday at the lemonade stand in the food venue section (it's a promotion for Summit Ice, but really good lemonade too for those hot nights :). Come say hi next time.