It List: Tuesday
Don't really have time to say much today. Let us know what you think of our Tom Waits preview from last night, I'm kind of in the dark about what the general consensus is.
Islands/Awol One/Crayonsmith (Granada): I don't know what else we can say about Islands. They have a big MTV logo on their Myspace page, so I guess that's cool or at least a sure sign of success. Awol One is a label-mate of Islands, has worked with Kool Keith, and is also part of the hip hop group, Shapeshifters. Some of the backing tracks sound pretty decent, but I didn't have enough time to form a decent opinion of the rhyming. Crayonsmith is an indie pop group from Dublin.
La Dispute/Broadcast Sea/Spark Is The Diamond/Pools/Jubilee/Daniel Rice (1919 Hemphill): I'm glad to see the Observer has taken a profound interest in 1919 Hemphill shows of late. Even though it's annoyingly transparent, it's ultimately a good thing if it helps keep the lights on.
Disqo Disco (Fallout Lounge)
Styx/Boston (Nokia): A woman once shared a story with me about a stripper she knew that would dance almost exclusively to "Mr. Roboto" when she performed. I've never quite figured out if that made me feel more sorry for the dancer or for Styx, who surely took this little rock opera atrocity seriously.