Monday, June 30, 2008

Image of the Day-"Marry Me"

St. Vincent
Thursday February 21, 2008
The Andy Warhol Museum

I was debating on whether to go to this show or not. It was a toss up between seeing her or Vampire Weekend a month before at the museum. Neither of their respective albums were doing anything for me. I chose to see Annie and was very pleasantly surprised by her show. Her music translated extremely well in the live setting. Sure Vampire Weekend blew up beyond any one's expectations but I still don't like them. As a bonus, Annie is way hot and the nerds in VW are not.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Image of the Day-"Rosalie"

Alejandro Escovedo
Sunday June22, 2008
Three Rivers Arts Festival Main Stage
Being the last night of the fest and considering I didn't make one show this year, I felt I had to catch this one. Considering that Alejandro was scheduled and he was bringing the rock to support his excellent new disc "Real Animal", it was a rather painless decision. What's not to love about a free show in the middle of town? How about the downpour that occurred immediatly following his set. No biggie. As for the show, it was good. Not great but good. He closed the set with a karaoke-style rendition of the Stones' 'Beast Of Burden'. I'm kinda' glad I was loaded.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Image of the Day-"The Fool"

Ken Bethea of The Old 97's
Friday June 27th, 2008
Schenley Plaza
In realizing that I have no time for posting on a regular basis, I will try something new starting today. Instead of a complete wrap-up of a show, I will post one picture and write a short description.
Last night's Old 97's concert was probably my favorite of the year so far. I checked the band's message boards this morning and noticed that a fan was upset about an encounter with Ken in Wisconsin. He said Ken was a real prick to him when he asked him for an autograph. I saw Ken last night before the show and asked him to sign some CD covers. The guy couldn't have been more nice. We sat down on a curb and he started to tell me stories about the artwork as he was signing my stuff. We then talked about touring with a band and just casually bullshitted for a good ten minutes. Super cool dude.