My only comment about last weekend: The Song Remains the Same needs to lose the Beatles/Aerosmith interlude in “Communication Breakdown.” Go ahead and keep “War Pigs” though. There seemed to be mild concern among TWR staff when it became obvious that the band wasn’t going to get through their last-song medley before 1 a.m. The new sound guy ran up and told Weber-Page that they had to stop. They somehow managed to get through it all without Jim pulling the plug…
Glancing at the coming week. There’s an early in-store show tonight at The Antiquarium Record Store featuring cosmic S.F. headtrip rockers Sic Alps (Siltbreeze), Iowa City experimental noise band Wet Hair, Omaha screech-punkers Yuppies and Mr. Wizard. Show starts at 7 and you’re asked to drop some cash into the hat for the touring acts.
Wednesday The Waiting Room has This World Fair, a Minneapolis indie band that’s clearly targeting a major-label alt rock career. Their claim to fame is a song on the Disturbia soundtrack. Opening is Barcelona. No, not the Arlington, Virginia, New Wave band who recorded such classics as “The Downside of Computer Camp,” “I Have the Password to Your Shell Account,” and “Studio Hair Gel.” That band broke up in 2001. This Barcelona is from Seattle and sounds like another run-of-the-mill alt rock band. Too bad. Comedian Todd Barry is at Slowdown Wednesday, and while I don’t go to stand-up gigs, I applaud Slowdown for trying it out. Are rock clubs the comedy shops of this generation?
coming together shaping up nicely…
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