Sunday, August 16, 2009

play it loud, play it so, so loud.

I've been meaning to write about my adventures at the Pitchfork Festival last month for a while now but think I might prolong writing about it until my next post since it's two in the morning already and I could probably write a short novel on the weekend. Great. Glad I did that earlier when it was that much fresher in my mind and actually somewhat relevant.

SO, what's good? For starters, this whole thing that Mr. Bon Iver has going on with fellow Wisconsinites, Collections of Colonies of Bees, in their latest joint effort known as Volcano Choir. Serious business for some soft-spoken Midwestern folks. On their own, both groups are some of the best around at what they do; it's just unfair how good they are when combined. Volcano Choir's " Island, IS " will no doubt be getting more than it's fair share of rotation in my living room for many, many weeks to come. It's music like this that helps me breathe better. Their full-length record comes out next month on Jagjaguwar records. One of the better records of '09? I hope.

On another note, I'd like to thank Tucson for cheating us out of a proper monsoon season this year. I think we got a total of one week of rain. Maybe two. So, um, is summer almost over? Will fall come early this year? Will there be a fall? Whatever the case, less heat and the end of summer typically translates to more shows. Shows such as...

-August 24: Woods, Dungen @ The Rhythm Room (Phoenix)
-August 27: Death Vessel, Fruit Bats, Golden Boots @ Plush
-September 6: Calexico @ Club Congress
-September 22: Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Plush
-September 24: Telefon Tel Aviv @ The Rhythm Room (Phoenix)
-September 28: Bon Iver, Megafaun @ The Rialto Theatre
-September 29: Asobi Seksu @ Plush
-September 30: !!! @ Club Congress
-October 6: A Hawk and A Hacksaw @ Solar Culture
-October 9: These Arms Are Snakes @ Plush
-October 14: Mono, Maserati @ Club Congress
-October 24: Why? @ Club Congress
-October 31: Le Loup @ Plush

and many others I'm surely forgetting. Not bad for little Tucson, Arizona. Wow, the week of September 22nd - 30th should be a great one. Sleep time.

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