26 September 2011

Elbow sold out for the second time in 2 years

I saw Elbow for the second time in 2 years at the 9:30 Club last Thursday. great performers, and it was a welcome injection of joy from Manchester that has basically been absent from the DC area since last autumn.

the crowning moment of the night was the set closer, 'One Day Like This'. this song has probably the stupidest video ever, but I figure this way more people can hear this song, in case they haven't already. (which is criminal!)

read my review of the gig here on There Goes the Fear; coming soon is my interview feature with guitarist Mark Potter on This is Fake DIY.

25 September 2011

you'll be my master, I'll be your fever

I'm mourning the fact that I've only seen Villagers once, and that didn't really count b/c it was solo Conor J. O'Brien. enjoy this video of 'The Pact', one of the best songs from their 2010 Mercury Prize-nominated Domino debut, 'Becoming a Jackal'.