Friday, April 17, 2009
Blind Pilot- The Story I Heard
In a shocking announcement that rocked the indie rock world, The Decemberists have selected Purple Stuff, a DJ Screw tribute band, as the opening act for their summer tour.
"We felt our fans needed to be challenged," explained Decemberists front man Colin Meloy. "And Purple Stuff represents where it's at in 2009."
Fellow Portland band Blind Pilot have been tapped to support The Decemberists' forthcoming tour. They specialize in the kind of hyper-articulate art-rock that appeals to The Decemberists' discriminating fans. "The Story I Heard" is a typically smart example from the band's excellent 2008 album 3 Rounds and a Sound.
The evocative video for "Go On Say It" perfectly captures Blind Pilot's sensibility.
Saturday is Record Store Day. In my town, Vinyl Renaissance is hosting in-stores by The Classmen and Lee Dresser of The Krazy Kats.
I like Tech N9ne's new video for "Red Nose".
Kansas City Click: The Rich Boys and comedian Andy Andrist are part of the loud and obnoxious bill Friday at The Czar Bar.
The Mingus Big Band plays The Gem Theater Saturday.
The Kansas City Civic Orchestra performs Sunday at The Folly Theater.