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Monday, January 28, 2008

Concert Preview: Sprites with Sad Crocodile


Living in Arlington isn't glamorous but it presents a few perks. One is walking to Iota or Galaxy Hut on a random night to catch live music. On the last Monday of each month, Galaxy Hut puts on a free show featuring two local bands. Back in December I needed to get out of the house and ending up catching Roofwalkers and Sad Crocodile. Both put on great performances so I'm head back for more.

Once you admit you like a band that's mopey or cynical people assume you like shitty emo bands like Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, etc. Don't mistake quality "wuss rock" with bands that are just plain annoying. I'm not afraid to say I'm partial to certain soft rock. Sad Crocodile is such a band. There's a charm to John Foster's stark songs with his quirky and sardonic lyrics.

Headlining the night is Sprites. Can't say I know much about this band. They're often described as "nerdy" because of their penchant for making songs about computers, horror films, video games, and blogs. Those are all things that interest me so I'm intrigued.

5 comments:

Super Zoe said...

I do love soft rock so I will check out Sad Crocodile. Kate Nash is in this month's ELLE magazine so I will now be "officially" checking her out on their recommendation...but we'll know, on the inside, that it was because of you guys. Sniff, sniff. Doesn't that make you all warm and fuzzy?! That you are converting someone who loves Pink and Kelly Clarkson?! Oh, and Beyonce.

DM said...

more concert reviews, less concert previews!

Jumbo Slice said...

Yeah, but they're so much easier to write.

A Bufalo Tom review is in the works...

Jimbromski said...

We've misplaced the Bristol Stool Scale, we can't do another review until we find it.

Emma Peel said...

The Sprites were the follow-up band to Barcelona. Jay what's-his-face is pretty clever with the lyrics.