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Me At My Music Snobbiest

This week, I saw two incredible shows: Preservation Hall Jazz Band at The Barns at Wolftrap and Gil Scott-Heron at 930 Club. The weird part of these shows is that I did not see any of you there (Note: HD was at PHJB and out of town for the second show). I think everything is possible, but it is as close to impossible as possible for me to respect someone’s thoughts on music if they did not attend these shows. So consider yourself dismissed.

So who was there? Aging baby boomers. It’s a sad state of affairs when the sell outs, people too busy driving their kids back and forth from college, and those who have been scared into regular blood-pressure checks have better music taste then your peers.

Craziest Tour I’ve Ever Seen

This is the craziest route of a tour I’ve ever seen and, ZOMG, it comes through DC.

Be Your Own Pet (courtesy of Pitchfork):

03-27 Bristol, England – Thekla
03-29 Stoke-on-Trent, England – The Sugarmill
03-30 Oxford, England – Zodiac
03-31 Brighton, England – Audio
04-01 London, England – Scala
04-03 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
04-05 Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
04-06 Malmö, Sweden – KB
04-07 Hamburg, Germany – Molotow
04-08 Münster, Germany – Gleis 22
04-10 Brussels, Belgium – Recyclart
04-11 Rotterdam, Netherlands – Motel Mozaïque
04-12 Cologne, Germany – Gebäude 9
04-13 Munich, Germany – Ampere
04-15 Milan, Italy – Rainbow Club
04-17 Bourges, France – Le 22
04-18 Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz Popbar
04-19 Madrid, Spain – Moby Dick
05-08 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues *
05-09 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues *
05-10 San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
05-12 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre *
05-13 Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club *
05-15 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q *
05-16 Dallas, TX – House of Blues *
05-17 Houston, TX – Meridian *
05-18 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues *
05-20 Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing *
05-21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution *
05-22 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues *
05-23 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse *
05-24 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel *
05-25 North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues *
05-27 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live *
05-28 New York, NY – The Fillmore NY @ Irving Plaza *
05-30 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
05-31 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore at Theatre of Living Arts *
06-01 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club *
06-02 Montreal, Quebec – Club Soda *
06-04 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre *
06-05 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall *
06-06 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
06-07 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall *
06-09 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s *
06-10 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue *
06-11 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
06-12 Chicago, IL – House of Blues *
06-13 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom *
06-14 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe *
06-17 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom *
06-18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox *
06-19 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
06-20 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *
06-21 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre *

TV On The Radio at 930 Club

On only a few occassions have I had VIP or similar seating for shows. Each and every time it has been a great experience. My VIP seating for the October 22 TV On The Radio show at 930 Club was no different.

LA’s friend scored us VIP passes and it was completely worth it (“it” being the fact that we drove six hours from Philadelphia that day on little sleep, arriving in DC three hours before the show, having not had dinner and me having to be at work early the next day).

The 930 Club is one of the worst venues in DC. It is filled with annoying kids who treat bands like a CD player (“Play this song!” “Play that song!” “Jump like a monkey!”), standard non-dancing DC crowd, is always packed, and rips off bands via the club’s take on ticket sales and merchandise.

Although my opinion has not changed, watching a show in the VIP booth makes for a much better, great even, experience. No crowds, you are separated from the kids, everyone is chill, the view is fantastic, and the sound must be designed to optimum for the VIP area.

Now I just need a hook up to get regular access there. While I’m at it, I’d like to rent the room across from the Green Room. Oh, and get a band that’s _really_ good.