Thursday, August 23, 2007

Echk, A Few Things Are Jerking My Chain Today

The Music Hall of Williamsburg used to be Northsix. As such The Music Hall of Williamsburg was my second favorite local venue. Well that was officially rendered not the case when I went to purchase Black Lips tickets for Wednesday September 19th. As it turns out The Music Hall of Williamsburg is a Ticketmaster venue. That's right the intimacy of Bowery Ballroom with the service charges of the Garden. Thanks guys.

My New Top 5 Local Venues

5. Glasslands
4. Studio B
3. Cake Shop
2. Maxwell's
1. Bowery Ballroom

Another thing, I needed a candy bar at work today. Part of me is tempted to suggest that my employer should have a multitude of candy bar options spread out on my desk in the morning but I will choose my battles. I walked over to the candy machine and purchased a Hershey bar for the bargain price of 65 cents. The price was right, but it should have been indication that something was horribly wrong. Upon pulling the presumptively delicious chocolate out of it's suspiciously misshaped packaging I realized it was probably left over from a time when candy bars actually retailed for 65 cents.

And finally, who prosecutes Bill Murray? You're a police officer working the beat in Sweden all of a sudden a slightly innebriated Bill Murray rolls by in a golf cart. Is this A) a recipe for hilarity and an opportunity for a good story or B) high time someone put a golf cart riding hero to task for induldging in a bit of the sauce? Apparently some bobby over in England thought the later. Some people are humorless and unfriendly.

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A Night at Glasslands

Last night I visited Glasslands and to be honest I didn't feel terribly comfy. I almost felt like me and my friends had showed up at someone else's private party. We had a great time but it seemed peculiar that the show (a return home post tour for both performers) wasn't more crowded and rowdy. Call it Wednesday night syndrome. Luckily the newly legit Glasslands has comfy couches and a really great decor. The bands were pretty swell too.

High Places (Glasslands) 91% - The most inventive young band in Brooklyn gets no credit. Well at least no press. I've seen this band, with their totally singular sound, five times this year and every time I find them as special and refreshing as the last. Here's hoping the blogs jump on these guys soon.

Eats Tapes (Glasslands) 83% - This band is a really excellent electronic duo with a Dan Deacon endorsement. Their set (the half I saw at least) was very good and they started with a game, to warm themselves and the crowd up.

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