It List: Wednesday
Cocky Americans/Beau Turkey/Keith P (The Cavern): Another Detour show, this time featuring the artwork of Beau Turkey, who takes issue with a perceived lack of pen and ink work in recent times on his Myspace page, and who also has some decent imagery overall. I would like to see some of this work up close. The participation of Keith P will probably ensure that a sizable crowd gets to do just that.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers/Steve Winwood (American Airlines Center): Tom Petty, though it seems counterintuitive, has some sort of weird street cred. He was involuntarily responsible for launching the career of The Strokes, since their big hit "Last Night" was pretty much an "American Girl" ripoff more than anything by VU or Television or whatever NME or Mojo said they were. Steve Albini has argued that the Heartbreakers are way more of a rock band than R.E.M. ever was, and even the 1919 Hemphill crowd seems to give him the "ok." He's a classic rock icon, even cheesy classic rock, and yet nobody ever really says anything bad about him. Kind of strange. I will say something bad about Steve Winwood, I saw some quote by him where he was talking about how talentless the first wave of 70's punk musicians were and he sounded like the most threatened, out-of-touch, hippie you've ever stomached in your life. Then he went on to make some of the most sappy Reagan Era sonic swill you've ever heard in your life. And no, I will not make an exception for "Valerie."