Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Mountain Goats @The Greene Space, Mar. 30th

That blur in the middle is John Darnielle, the fast talking, frenetic front man of The Mountain Goats, a band my dear roomie Hannah introduced me to a few years ago.  I am still getting to know them, occasionally hearing a song here and there when I have my iPod on shuffle, but Darnielle's slightly nasal, sometimes off-key delivery is quite recognizable and charming in its ways. While the songs are not very complex musically, often consisting of chiefly a strumming guitar and without traditional rhyming scheme, the lyrics are rich in imagery and story telling, and are a treat for anyone who invests the time to really pay attention to them.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

LCD Soundsystem @Terminal 5, Mar. 28th

Wow. Um, just wow.

I hadn't seen LCD Soundsystem in about 4 years to the date, figuring how on earth would they ever top my experience seeing them at the intimate Bowery Ballroom, but the lure of their farewell tour sucked me in and boy, am I glad I went (even if it was in the dreaded Terminal 5)!  Wawa had to bail on me due to a business trip, so I ended up getting in line early-ish (4pm?) before the after work crowd, which allowed me to take it all in from front row center on the rail.  Once the show kicked in, though, I wasn't so sure that I had made the right decision in being so close to the action 'cause lemme tell you, I have quite a few bruises on my arms from being an unwilling participant in the mosh pit.  It's a good thing this is the last LCD Soundsystem show I'm seeing because I am getting way too old for this shit. I talked extensively to a freshman from Yale who was exactly half my age, and there was some girl in line who was sprinkling glitter on people around her, and had she gotten some on me, there would have been trouble! 

(More words and plenty of pics after the jump.)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dancing Fool!

BOOMBOX from Ely Kim on Vimeo.

This guy is so dorkilicious! Click here for the full track listing. Thanks to Alan for hooking me up with this gem.