Monday, April 28, 2008

It List: Monday

Caribou/Fuck Buttons (the Loft): The last time I saw Caribou perfom was at The Loft last fall, and I'd be lying if I told you that the whole thing wasn't disappointing for the most part. The WSJR crew had caught Caribou a couple times before then (including a fantastic show at Hailey's with Junior Boys and Russian Futurists a couple years back), and each time I saw them, I found their sets to be completely mind blowing. The stunning, Kraut inspired electro found on 2006's Milk of Human Kindness translated into live performance amazingly well, thanks in part to solid on-stage visuals and two excellent live drummers pounding away at all the little Neu!-esque rhythms found in Caribou's better material. Last year, however, Dan Snaith and company shifted to a more psyche-pop oriented sound on their highly acclaimed 4th album Andorra, and although the album was tightly constructed and insanely catchy, it seemed that the band's stage show might have suffered a bit from their move towards pop music. Whereas the older Caribou shows featured all pre-recorded vocals, samples and bass parts, the new Caribou was a full live band playing more "band" oriented music. Unfortunately, they didn't seem to pack the punch that the earlier set up did, however good they might have been in the big scheme of things. I don't know what Caribou's set up will be like tonight, but I'm inclined to find out. Fuck Buttons burst into the collective indierock conscious this year with Street Horrrsing, an album that sounds like harsh noise for people who listen to house music. Seriously, a lot of the record sounds like it was created with dance music sitting quietly in the background, waiting to strike but never really getting the chance. Add in the fact that the first minute of album opener "Sweet Love for Planet Earth" reminds me of the theme music for Goonies, and I think you got something good. I'm looking forward to seeing just how much tension these guys are able to create in the never tense Loft.

Fuck Buttons (Good Records): Free In-store starts at 5pm, so get there fast people.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic (House of Blues): If I have to explain this group to you, then please get off my website. You might be taking your chances seeing them at the frustratingly sterile House of Blues, though, so plan accordingly.

Mum/Tacks, the Boy Disaster (Granada): I've never had the chance to see Iceland's Mum live before, but I'm curious to see whether they come off as charming or obnoxious. Their sort of unclassifiable electro/ambient/pop songs are usually at least somewhat interesting.

Cool Out (The Cavern): Tonight is Schwa's birthday, so if you're an irregular Cool Out attendee like I am, tonight might be a fun night to go.

Paul Slavens (Dan's Silverleaf)


Anonymous cliff notes said...

gravity bong, and mum should make for a good hour.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

mkay cliffnotes, thank you, bye bye

4:54 PM  
Anonymous That One Guy said...

I saw Mum a few years ago at Trees, and I literally fell asleep leaning against a wall (without any gravity bong involvement). So boring.

That Caribou / Junior Boys / Russian Futurists show was great, though.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous eddie said...

way boring

5:24 PM  
Anonymous booking question said...

So Mom opens for every band BUT Mum?

Is it possibly because nobody would know when one ended and the other began?

5:32 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

mom and mum show - makes me sleepy thinking about it

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is rival gang playing a show on sunday too?

5:37 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

i suck at life

6:04 PM  
Anonymous thomas said...

tim duncan is going to die in a car wreck thursday morning.

6:30 PM  
Anonymous thomas said...

why do you even list kanye west? seriously? does he need more press?

6:32 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

Fuck Buttons were boring. They should change their name to Fudge Packers.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous josh howard said...

fuck buttons had technical difficulties. it was a bummer. they'll probably be better at the loft tonight

8:08 PM  
Anonymous cliff notes said...

mr. howard, can you talk to jason about his technical difficulties.. and stop worrying about fuck buttons..

10:39 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

good thing its only tuesday morning...

10:45 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck buttons was boring and annoying. hipster bowshit.

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