Friday, November 5th, 2004
I missed these pieces from The Toronto Star yesterday about next week’s Luna and Matthew Sweet shows, sorry. The two articles are probably password protected, so get a fake login from Bugmenot.com. And if you don’t want to login but still want a fix, Chart has a piece on Matthew Sweet and The Boston Globe has a piece on Luna. The latter link from Largehearted Boy.
I’m pretty excited about these two shows. The Luna one will be my third time seeing them and (obviously) the last time at home, at least. Next Friday in Chicago will be the final farewell. Matthew Sweet, however, I’ve never seen despite having been a fan for over a decade. In the Girlfriend heyday, I was too young to be concert-going and when I was older, the stars never quite aligned such that I could have gone to see him play. The only opportunity I had in recent years was when his ez-rock trio The Thorns came through town, and for reasons I can’t fully articulate, I refused to even acknowledge that outfit’s existance. I think it was a lot to do with their utterly bloodless and unnecessary of The Jayhawks’ “Blue”.
Anyway, though I haven’t heard Living Things, I’ve gushed at length about the return to form of Kimi Ga Suki so I have high hopes for the show even if I’m a little disappointed he didn’t enlist Richard Lloyd for guitar duties. Alas. For those planning on being in attendance on Monday night, the show with Velvet Crush will have a bit of an unusual configuration – Matthew says, “We do about a two-hour show where I do a bunch of songs and then I sing and play back up with Velvet Crush. It’s like they are the supporting act, but they are nestled in the middle of the set. So people should come early.” There you go. I believe doors are at 9.
Check out the video to the Drive-By Truckers’ “Never Gonna Change” from The Dirty South, which I can now safely say is one of the year’s best records. Choose from High-bandwidth Windows Media, High-bandwidth Real Video or Low-bandwidth Real Video. It’s a pretty standard live clip montage, and not very inspiring. It certainly doesn’t capture the energy of a proper DBT performance but hey, what can you do.
Is it just me, or does everything in the Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith trailer look like a freakin’ cartoon? Except Alec Guinness, that is. Yeah, I know I’ll see this one eventually and grudgingly, comforted by the fact that I know EVERYONE dies, but I’m still not excited. But Knights Of The Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords? Yes, please. From Geekent.
np – Six By Seven / The Closer I Get