last Friday night I got to see the Phenomenal Handclap Band (aka NYC DJs Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand's musical vision in the form of an 8-piece touring unit) in a tiny little venue in my hometown. it's really exciting, b/c while the caliber of artists coming to town have gone way way up in the last 2 years compared to the rest of my life spent in this boring area, we usually don't get the "good" acts until they've committed themselves to a lengthy N. American tour.
I had the good fortune of talking to Daniel and Sean before the show, which you can read here:
Interview: Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand of Phenomenal Handclap Band
and here are the obligatory gig reviews:
http://popwreckoning.com/2009/08/22/phenomenal-handclap-band-liberation-dance-party-dc9-washington-dc - at PW
Live Review: Phenomenal Handclap Band at DC9, Washington DC – 21 August 2009 - at TGTF
lest you think I forgot to post at There Goes the Fear about my faves Friendly Fires and new faves the xx...it's not to be missed. if you're like me and worry about getting bruised up at gigs, you may have to forgo Friendly Fires gigs from now on. seriously. I left with both arms and elbows black and blue...
Live Review: Friendly Fires and the xx at Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York City – 13th August 2009
and let us not forget that today, 24 August 2009, is the last, penultimate programme for Steve Lamacq's "In New Music We Trust" on Radio1. if there was any BBC radio programme to catch, it's tonight's. it airs at 21.00-22.00 GMT (4 to 5 PM on the East Coast). be there or be stupid.