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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Concert Preview: Elbow

On Sunday night Rock Club will be attending the Elbow show at the 6th & I Synagogue. Everyone knows that the Jews control show business so we consider it a mitzvah that the Elders of Zion have decided to bring Elbow to Washington DC.

Did I mention that we're seeing this show in a synagogue?

/jew joke

Okay, that's out of my system. None of us have been to 6th & I before so there's an element of anticipation around the venue as well as the band. Apparently the sound is good, that's about all I know. As the selector of this week's show I was responsible for getting tickets and I was initially disappointed that the 6th & I website routed me into a ticket purchase via Ticketmaster. I called them and left a voice mail asking if I could buy the tickets directly from their box office and avoid the extortionate service charges, and to my surprise someone (1) returned my call the next day and (2) let me purchase the tickets over the phone, thus avoiding the service charge. Nice.

Elbow should be good too. We're all worried they'll be too slow but I am confident they'll deliver. And if they are slow, who cares? I'm sitting in a pew.

Here's a link to the band covering "Independent Woman" by Destiny's Child. It's a video with kittens in flat caps playing the song. It has kind of a klezmer sound--maybe this is what 6th & I heard before they booked the band.

This is "Leaders of the Free World":


Steve said...

I've only been there for a comedy show (Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter), but based on that experience I would strongly suggest getting there EARLY.

We got there at what we thought was an early time and the place was already 80% full. And there were no assigned seats, so we were lucky to find seats upstairs where we could almost see everything going on.

Jimbromski said...

That's some good intel, thank you Steve

Jimbromski said...

Also I haven't yet decided who I'll blame if anything goes wrong with the show. I'm thinking "blame the Jews" but I may just flip that shit and blame it all on anti-semitism.

Prob will depend on my mood that night.

Potsy said...

yeah... so what were you thinking posting that link of the kittens? you think that's better than the hand jive clips?

the kittens "video" is a blatant rip off of the musical squirrels featured in several Hallmark.com e-cards....and the squirrels do it better

Jimbromski said...

yeah, if only that kitten video were somehow related to the band we're seeing on Sunday.

and you're fucking double-gay for even being aware of the Hallmark squirrels.

Jimbromski said...

you sicken me

(sorry, forgot to add that in my last attack)

Potsy said...

don't let it happen again

Jimbromski said...

The only thing that could possibly restore your rep is if "Untitled Mark Kapalov Project" has a huge opening weekend