Saturday, January 19, 2008

1/18/08 - Pet Hospital, Radio Radio, Airline (Club Dada)

alien angels, come to take me home. rolling back the stone. lost but not alone. close my eyes and start to float...

(written whilst still abuzz, so...)

despite an egregious lack of sleep over the entire week, i forced myself to venture out to club dada, and as usual, i'm glad i did. no amanda, which ok is definitely a part of the goddam reason i go out there, and no usual crowd for airline, like debbie and mr. ghost and such, but that's ok, brian made up for it. amanda, i hope he's on your payroll. that's one fuckin-a awesome dude. but you knew that.

goddammit, one of theese days i'm gonna spill my fuckn guts about the kind of peopel i've met in the last year and how my whole life perspective has shifted 180 degrees... holy shit you wouldnt believe. how has it taken me four decades to finally see the light? jeezus christ...

anyways.

Airline - saw them before on method entertainment night. thot they paled in comparison vs chemistry set and calhoun, but thats not really an insult, cuz you know how i feel about those two bands. tonight, i was won over. sometimes heard coldplay, sometimes U2. lotsa great bluesy stuff, too. some jangly pop. great pipes on lead. 4-man, with keys. dug the keys and back-up vox. nice job, dude. had ubiquitous drunken girlfriends dirty dancin in front. nothin wrong with that. totally dug the set.

Radio Radio - i tell you i was not sure about this group goin into it, after hearing their myspace page. sounds like depeche mode meets depeche mode, and had a depeche modey baby. very retro. but their live show is not like that at all. totally rockin. yeah, a bit retro, but nothin near as bad as i was expectin. doesnt sound like a great endorsement, i know, but seriously, it was a great set - nothin like the myspace at all. buddy joe the boy toy would've been in heaven. 4 man, no keys - lead just sang. ok, so here's a rousing endorsement - for the first time, prolly EVER, i totally got into a cover - they did bowie's 'i'm afraid of americans' and it fuckin KILLED. jeezus christ that was good.

Pet Hospital was last. before they go on, brian says they're a band that could go the distance, i'm thinkin are you shitttin me? (based on the myspace) but goddam he was right. wasnt sure what to expect, i mean how many great bands come out of fuckin coppell, anyways?? well, at least one, as it turns out. 3-man band, but goddam it sounded like much more than that. how do they do that?? amazing. lead vocals higher register, but not annoyingly so. did some hard rockin shit. then pulled back and did nice solo with geetar and harmonica. these dudes are talented. keep an eye out.

outtie

5 comments:

nimbusthegreat said...

good fun had by all. didn't see you leave though. note the time on my response. just got home. glad to meet you the other night (even though i was obsessed with the video game and excellent time hanging tonight. we'll have to do it again soon.

Steve M said...

heh heh. dude, i came over and shook your hand and we chatted for a sec when i left.

does somebody need an intervention? ;)


take it easy...

MoJoe said...

Radio Radio? A Depeche Mode sound-alike AND a Bowie cover? Dang!!! When do these guys play again?

nimbusthegreat said...

hmmm...i'm thinking less of an intervention and a little more sleep may be in order. :)

DomeDwellr said...

Good stuff Steve-oh, sounds like a fun night. Waiting for a bus to the airport in Durango right now, thot I'd check things out.