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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Who's Coming

Soon we will post about our experiences at the Pitchfork Festival, but in the meantime, here's a new Who's Coming post. As always, I only bother to note bands that I'm interested in, so this list may seem short to you. I've added a new feature, each band name is a link to their bio on AMG (where possible...).


  • Misty Returns to Chincoteague: The Ponys return, this time they're Backstage at the Black Cat. Last show was no great shakes but they're solid so I'd like to give it another try.
  • Orthodontists, Start Your Engines: 1990s at Rock and Roll Hotel, must see.
  • This Band Sucks: Apparently Deerhunter were excellent at Pitchfork. I missed it. I do know this guy gets hummers on-stage.
  • Save the Wales: Gruff Rhys was (is?) the lead singer of Super Furry Animals. I saw them twice in NYC when I lived there and they were excellent. This could be a really good show, or it could be some guy singing in Welsh for two hours. We have to take our chances.
  • Alien vs Predator: The Aliens are the remnants of the Beta Band/Lone Pigeon thing. I have the new album, I like it fine.
Open Wide and Say Aaaah; Jackie McKeown, 1990s



Black Cat
Mirah / Laura Veirs
Black Cat
The Ponys
RnR Hotel
Black Cat
RnR Hotel
Neil Hamburger / Pleaseeasaur
Black Cat
Bondo do Role
Black Cat
Black Lips
RnR Hotel
Gruff Rhys
RnR Hotel
The Aliens
RnR Hotel
Okkervil River


Chip Chanko said...

Wow...Gruff Rhys then Aliens two days straight. Why couldn't they have just been on one bill?? The last Gruff Rhys solo album was fantastic, as is the new super furry (not out yet).

I just realized I'll get to see Deerhunter opening for Battles up in baltimore this weekend. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

Besnard Lakes last night at black cat kicked ass.

Jimbromski said...

Hey Chip Chumpus, I'll have you note that I spotted a lookalike this weekend at the festival. He looked like what you would look like after an autoimmune condition had ravaged you for about 5 years--emaciated, pale, sickly. I took two pictures, I'll have to share them with you next time I see you.

Aliens and Rhys did seem similar to me as well, in fact I thought the Aliens/Beta/LP were from Wales as well, until I actually looked at their bio (Scotland, in case you're wondering).