Ex Models at are O’Leaver’s tonight with Brilliant Red Lights and Omaha’s The Lepers. Should be a very noisy, jarring experience. $5, 9:30 p.m. Cracker is also at Knickerbocker’s in Lincoln tonight with Matt Whipkey of Anonymous American opening. $15, 9 p.m.
The Reviews Matrix has been updated with some new reviews. Check it out. More to come.
The San Jose Mercury News has an interesting review of last Saturday’s Bridge School Benefit Concert that featured Bright Eyes along with Neil Young and others. Sayeth the writer: “It looked just as awkward during the show closer, ‘Teach Your Children,’ as Good Charlotte twins Joel and Benji Madden, (Conor) Oberst and (Nora) Jones, craned their necks to read lyric sheets of the song that was an anthem to the Woodstock generation that, sadly, must not have been taught to its children.”
And there’s an interesting looong piece over at the South Florida Sun-Sentinal about the advent of indie music. The writer points toward the Internet and the coming of age of fans of ’80s underground music to decision-maker status as a couple of the reasons. Interesting quote: “If the pattern holds true, what will happen next is a rash of really terrible bands that are pale imitators of Death Cab and Modest Mouse will get signed by the major labels and be marketed to a mainstream audience.” That’s already happening, trust me. When it comes to imitators, Death Cab could be this generation’s Dashboard Confessional, god help us.
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