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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Who's Coming?

Special Who's Coming post this time. I have divided this post into three parts, with the party of the first part representing shows in our regular venues, part two representing the Fort Reno shows, and part the third detailing the lineup at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, at which all four members of Rock Club will be attending.

Okay, Part I. Not too much to shout about here. We'll be attending Black Rebel Motorcycle Club this Saturday. I listened to the new album a few times on my way back and forth to the beach over Memorial Day and I think it's just average, but I've seen them twice and they're good live. The Long Blondes on June 7 may be interesting. Also of note are The Veils at DC9 on June 11, this seems to be a case of an overly-big band in a too-small venue. If you enjoy the sound of many retarded children singing in unison, the Polyphonic Spree will be at the 9:30 on June 30. Miserable Morrissey on July 2 at Wolf Trap, I'm bringing my pregnant-assed wife and packing a picnic for that one. Also, I have been roundly denounced as a big fag for liking the Fiery Furnaces, but I still think they're good, and I want to go see them at the Black Cat on July 5.

Also, whichever dirty, greedy hippy is booking shows for the Birchmere and the State should be strapped between two diesel trucks by Rutger Hauer, like he did to that broad in The Hitcher. Never have I seen a more consistent lineup of crap adult contemporary bands, at such inflated prices. Consistently, month in, month out.

Date
Venue
Band
6/2/2007
9:30
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
6/7/2007
RNRH
Long Blondes
6/8/2007
RNRH
The Horrors
6/11/2007
DC9
The Veils
6/13/2007
RNRH
Heartless Bastards w/Earl Greyhound
6/13/2007
9:30
Feist w/Grizzly Bear
6/30/2007
9:30
Polyphonic Spree
7/2/2007
Wolf Trap
Morrissey
7/5/2007
Black Cat
Fiery Furnaces
7/7/2007
Galaxy Hut
Fake Accents
7/8/2007
RNRH
Mooney Suzuki
7/14/2007
Merr. Post
Decembrists w/Balt Symphony Orch
8/21/2007
Black Cat
Wolf Parade

Okay, Part II, Fort Reno. I recognize like, one band in this whole list.

Date
Venue
Band
6/15/2007
Ft. Reno
Mass Movement of the Moth, Deleted Scenes, Boom Orangutans
6/21/2007
Ft. Reno
Hard Tomorrows, Let's French, Mirror Script
6/25/2007
Ft. Reno
LeJeune, Pup Tent, Engine Room
6/28/2007
Ft. Reno
Mess Up The Mess, The Sentiment, Julie Ocean
7/2/2007
Ft. Reno
The Evens, Joe Lally
7/5/2007
Ft. Reno
Max Levine Ensemble, Five Four, Sonic Survivor
7/9/2007
Ft. Reno
Greenland, Statehood, Kitty Hawk
7/12/2007
Ft. Reno
Mary Timony, Medications, Charm Offensive
7/16/2007
Ft. Reno
The Caribbean, Len Bias, The Ardennes
7/19/2007
Ft. Reno
Beauty Pill, Carol Bui, The Alphabetical Order
7/23/2007
Ft. Reno
Meredith Bragg, The Andalusians
7/26/2007
Ft. Reno
Antelope, The Omega Band, Scanner Freaks
7/30/2007
Ft. Reno
Lady In The Radiator
8/2/2007
Ft. Reno
The Aquarium, Benjy Ferree, Yell County
8/6/2007
Ft. Reno
Shapes Not Sounds, Problems
8/9/2007
Ft. Reno
Brandon Butler, Baby Killer Estelle
8/13/2007
Ft. Reno
Perfect Souvenir
8/16/2007
Ft. Reno
Edie Sedgewick, Hentai

And Part III, Pitchfork. Should be pretty boss.

Date
Venue
Band
7/13/2007
Pitchfork
Sonic Youth
7/13/2007
Pitchfork
GZA/Genius
7/13/2007
Pitchfork
Slint
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Yoko Ono
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Cat Power
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Clipse
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Mastadon
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Iron and Wine
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Battles
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Grizzly Bear
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Voxtrot
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Califone
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Twilight Sad
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Girl Talk
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Dan Deacon
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Oxford Collapse
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Professor Murder
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Fujiya & Miyagi
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
Beach House
7/14/2007
Pitchfork
William Parker Quartet
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
De La Soul
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
New Pornographers
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
Of Montreal
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
Stephen Malkmus
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
Jamie Lidell
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
The Sea and Cake
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
Junior Boys
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
Menomena
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
The Ponys
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
Deerhunter
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
Klaxons
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
The Field
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
Cadence Weapon
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
The Cool Kids
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
Nomo
7/15/2007
Pitchfork
Brightblack Morning Light

4 comments:

Jumbo Slice said...

Take a look at those Fort Reno bands. Explain to me how they get a slot, but The Fake Accents get the shaft. It makes no sense. Complete horseshit.

Jimbromski said...

yeah, that makes no sense. if they're not the best local band we've seen, they're certainly in the top 3, and as you can see, there are more than three bands slated for Ft Reno.

Scanner Freaks said...

Hey all!

Fort Reno had pretty tight Date restrictions, and we submitted stuff back in march April to be considered and followed up pretty consistently... Finally after much back and forth, the Fort Reno crowd decided not only did they like our music, they liked our interaction with them. They are specifically looking for music they like and bands who they can get along with.

They still have a few TBAs listed as well...

Also, I would say best local band is a subjective thing... there are quite a few great bands playing this year... it's just that some of us are newcomers.

Jimbromski said...

Okay Mr Scanner Freak, fair enough. We'll be out for a few dates and will report back to our massive, worldwide readership, so make sure you lay it down with all kinds of explosions and shit.