It List: Thursday
Canyons/Regret, The Informer/Big Fiction/Tonn (1919 Hemphill): There is a lot of big rock sludgery with classic "pull-off" riffing to be found here, as well as a lot of dramatic screaming. Fans of one style don't always tend to be down with the other, so perhaps this is best for the middle-of-the-roader who doesn't mind either.
Hippiefest featuring Chuck Negron/Badfinger/The Turtles/Felix Cavliere's Rascals/Mountain (Nokia): I thought all of Badfinger killed themselves in a mass suicide. It's hard to imagine that any of the prominent members are around to tour, but who knows. It's funny how much bands that try to sound like the beatles often wind up sounding like Badfinger instead. You could do a lot worse, I suppose. I would like to point out a couple of other things:
1. I hate when bands change something like "The Rascals" to "Felix Cavliere's Rascals."
2. Leslie West is much thinner lately.
Legends Of Surf Music featuring Original Beach Boy Al Jardine, Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean, Original Beach Boy David Marks, and the Surf City Allstars (Bass Performance Hall): Looks like if you're into awkward, amputated, anti-super groups, tonight is your night.
HEAVEN (Fur And Ops) featuring Sean Sparks and Yeah Def (Rubber Gloves): Tonight's projections for the Yeah Def-described "art-sperience" will be handled by ex-Strawberry Fielder and Short Attention Span Theater's Chad Withers. There will also be a "special guest" which you may have heard about on blogs that either everyone reads or nobody reads. I guess that's how you know it's really "buzz."
By the way, I'm working on a long essay defending the altruistic nature of hipsters, based on all the things I've learned by contributing to We Shot JR. As it turns out, you guys are really sweet.
Top Notch Thursday With Sober (The Cavern)
80's Night (Hailey's)