Monday, July 28, 2008

Shows and Shows and Shows and a Couple of Rumors

Since I mostly write about music, it would be neglectful of me not to mention some upcoming shows.

Tomorrow night (Tuesday), local heartthrob, Billy Schuh, will lead a brand-spankin' new lineup for his Foundry Field Recordings. He's mixing in some new material that's worth checking out. The Foundry will open for COMO regulars and Wilco openers, Dr. Dog. The Dr. took a beating in Pitchfork recently. You'll have to head out to Mojo's to see if it will unravel like the last time a band dissed by the 'Fork passed through town. I believe the doors open at 8, but my bet is that Foundry won't go on until 10. I'll be there as soon as our meeting with the doula ends.

The night after features Cracker on the Blue Note's Summerfest stage. Even if you don't like Cracker or their predecessors, Camper Van Beethoven, you can't beat the price: FREE. Maybe they'll play "Take the Skinheads Bowling," if you yell for it loudly enough. The gates, not doors, open at 6.


Mojo's will also feature the demise of Witch's Hat, which they are titling "The Last Huzzah" with mother f'n Bald Eagle! Come out and say goodbye to the Hat on Friday, August 8. I never said hello, but I hear they have a crazy live show.

August 16th features the return of Evangelicals. Apparently, they play some killer basslines. All the kids are talking about it.

Mojo's almost snuck in another show of note with their September 15th gig featuring The Oxford Collapse and Love as Laughter. I haven't really given either band much of a chance, but any band good enough to sign to Sub Pop can't be as bad as CSS. (That last knock might earn me an "ass clown" comment.)

For the most part, things look a little dead in these here parts...that is, until October 17th. You need to mark it down on your calendars now.

I'll wait.

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OK, now that it's on your calendar, write three words: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE!!! BSS are coming to Misery. In fact, they're hitting STL, COMO, and KC in the middle of October. Tickets go on sale Saturday. They'll rock the
Note like it hasn't been rocked...well...since I've been here. Then, I may even proclaim them to be the new greatest live band ever.
Of course, I can't tell one of the acts to be rumored to come this fall. That will have to wait. (Of course, it may only be exciting for me, but that's OK.)

Speaking of rumors in the music scene...

There is word out there that KCOU is talking format change. A true college radio station that plays music you don't hear anywhere else is one of the few things I love about this place. Don't take that away from me now. Leave the format alone. Truly independent music is what college radio is all about.

In other rumors, something is happening at ComoMusic.com. Stay tuned...

7 comments:

GE said...

I haven't read the Pitchfork review, but I like that new Dr. Dog album. I first listened to them via their Daytrotter session and I have to say I'm digging them so far. Also, with all that good music come through town this whole misery act may not hold up...

comoprozac said...

You've called me out twice on this Misery thing. Check the lineup of shows in your town...OK, bad example. Check the lineup in my old hometown of Columbus, OH. There's just a much better scene there than here. So, the Misery thing does hold up when put into that context. Plus, it's sort of a funny pun, me thinks.

Pizza Cottontail said...

Pitchfork has always hated Dr. Dog...they're supposed to be too derivative for Pitchfork's taste. I don't always think derivative's a bad thing, esp. when you're ripping off the Beatles and the Band.

Broken Social Scene? Oxford Collapse? Sounds like a good fall.

GE said...

Ha! I'm clearly running out of good material...

Funny thing about NYC, obviously every band and their brother plays in town, but also every good show is always sold out! But that's ok because that means this dad of two doesn't feel like he's missing out quite as much.

comoprozac said...

Pizza, the fall is always OK around here. I might actually agree with the 'Fork on this one. Dr. Dog has not really done it for me. I let you know how the shows turns out.

ge, that's why NYC is not a good example. It's an anomaly.

I'm considering a post where I'll create a pun out of every state in the union, sort of like Sufjan Stevens.

Zach said...

I know what's happening at CoMoMusic.com - free office "furnature" and computer monitors. And "GUITAR LESSONS!" maybe? Or an illuminating review of the latest from doubtless jam band HuckleBerry, Derail.

comoprozac said...

Damn! You beat me to it! You damn Bathysphere kids got no respect, I tells ya'!