Yippy! Jay Reatard Is Coming Back To Town!
Revisionist history: Jay Reatard's Blood Visions is my second favorite album of last year. It's more or less the thing I've listened to most since getting a copy (kudos) in February.
Jay Reatard's performance at Asbury Lanes was the best straight rock performance (ie: not Daft Punk's electronic extravaganza and not CSS's rowdy dance set) I've seen all summer. Sadly it was to about 9 people. Also sadly, or perhaps appropriatly, judging from his YouTube videos it was a pretty tame set. This all leads to me being very eager to catch one of his several upcoming local gigs! (Plenty of dates are below the performance clip.)
Oct 10 2007 8:00P Cake Shop New York, NY (with a band called Hunchback)
Oct 11 2007 8:00P Death By Audio Brooklyn, NY (likely a Todd P show.)
Oct 18 2007 8:00P CMJ New York, NY (Probably not getting in without a pass.)
Oct 20 2007 8:00P Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ (With The Dirtbombs.)