It List: Thursday 9/27/07
Interpol/Liars (Palladium): FYI for anyone who is going to this show in order to catch Liars-- they'll be taking the stage at 730 according to Palladium's Nancy Shelton, so plan accordingly. I know that there are probably a lot of people like me who really want to see Liars but don't have much of an interest in either Interpol or the price of their concert tickets, but if you can afford to part with the change, you'll probably be really glad that you took the time to check out Liars on such a huge stage. Their new album, though not the coherent conceptual masterpiece that Drums Not Dead might have been, is still highly enjoyable, and contains enough really great songs and moments to keep these guys high on my list of favorite current rock bands. The main difference between their latest album and those previous is that it seems to lack the stylistic and conceptual focus that the other albums had, but by all accounts this was done on purpose, and in many ways it's a good thing. I wouldn't have believed you if you had told me that the new Liars record would sound like Beck on one track, This Heat on another and Jesus and Mary Chain on a third, but that is exactly the way it is, and I can't wait to see what they do with it live.
Atmosphere/Mac Lethal/Grayskul/Lucky Jam (Palladium Loft): I'm not the biggest fan of Atmosphere's stuff, but I guess you're allowed to be if you want. Seems weak and too intentionally "intellectual" for my taste, but then I pretty much can't tolerate 90% of "alternative" hip hop. Yuck.
Stereo on Strike presents Lost Generation (Fallout Lounge): Wanz, Ineka and Pretty Vacant DJs will all be spinning tonight.