Tuesday, January 20, 2009

1/17/09 - King Bucks, Calhoun, Jack County, The Atoms

headed to dada saturday night with knuckles, to meet up with the green-eyed greek gal and her gal-pals, who were celebrating a birthday in true girls-night-out fashion, with plenty of tequila, live music, pizza and puking (in that order).

first up - the atoms. to tell you the truth, since i couldn't for the life of me find their myspace page before the show, i assumed they were a country-ish band (which was sorta the theme that night), so i didn't really listen to them. soory.
next up was Jack County, who in fact ARE a country-ish band, so i didn't listen to them either. soory again.
next up was the greatness of Calhoun, one of my absolute favorite local bands. seen them too many times to count. and they were awesome as usual. i moved all the way up front so i could be pounded by their sound. it was painful, but worth it. absolutely love those guys.
got to witness the spectacle of the ticket's own mike rhyner attempting to make time with the birthday girl. pretty damn funny. but hey, give him props - i hope i'm that randy when i get to be his age.

king bucks were last. saw them once before and enjoyed it. didn't really pay attention this time.
soory for the especially lame-ass write-up folks. you know country just ain't my thang - i really only wanted to hear Calhoun.

1/10/09 - Hendrick, The Campaign, Sounds Under Radio

headed to the granada with Sunshine, my new lady friend (no, i am not kidding).

Sounds Under Radio was up first. these are the guys i missed t'other weekend in denton cuz i was uh, otherwise occupied. and unfortunately, i missed most of their set this time, too, being as how we were late, and the granada actually starts on time (imagine that!). anyhows, i heard three or four songs, and really dug it. only three guys on stage - no drummer - i must've missed that explanation. definitely derivative of radiohead, but that's cool, cuz i dig radiohead. would definitely like to catch a full set of theirs.
the campaign was next. seen them ages ago, and thought they were great, and that opinion was reaffirmed saturday night. as i said before, that dude can wail on that piano. very energetic, entertaining front-man with a great voice. loved it. and thank gawd, they changed their one cover song from billy joel to Cake.
hendrick was up last. i've seen them many times (cuz they seem to end up in line-ups with bands i like), but i've never really fallen in love with them, and saturday night continued that trend. to tell you the truth, after the dynamic set by the campaign, hendrick bored us a bit. we left after a few songs.