Conor coins new term: Getting ‘Skrillexed’; Graffiti6/Whipkey tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:28 pm July 9, 2012

by Tim McMahan,

No rock shows for me this past weekend. The only rock-related experience was seeing Well Aimed Arrows tear up the KETV sound stage with their performance on the station’s Sunday morning chat show. I doubt the host nor the show’s audience was quite prepared for what they heard. The gig was in support for this week’s Nebraska Pop Festival, which starts tomorrow. More on that later.

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The Ottawa Sun had a write-up on Conor Oberst’s solo performance on Bluesfest’s Main Stage last Friday. Sounds like Conor and the band — guitarist David Rawlings, bassist Macey Taylor and drummer Jay Boesel  — played solo stuff to a smallish crowd, as well as a number of Bright Eyes tunes, eventually trotting out Gillian Welch for a surprise guest vocal on “Lua” and “Classic Cars.” Ah, but the best part was how he ended the set. From the write-up:

The pair also coined a new verb —  ‘Skrillexed” —  ‘which means when you’re playing one stage, and a band on the other stage is ten times louder than you. We’re about to get Skrillexed by whoever that is over there,’ said Oberst, pointing to the culprit, Arkells, on the adjoining River Stage.

I’d like to see Arkells try to “Skrillex” Desaparecidos…

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Tonight at The Waiting Room it’s British folk-pop duo Graffiti6 (Capitol Records) with our very own Matt Whipkey. $12, 8 p.m.

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