Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Selena Gomez!

I stood behind a couple of bros during a portion of Limp Bizkit's concert Sunday at the Granada.  (Here's my review.)  Not only did they know every word to every song, the ecstatic dudes appeared to associate specific memories from high school with hits like "My Way."  Limp Bizkit was obviously their favorite band- then, now and always. 

I envy that sort of single-minded dedication.  My love of most everything makes obsessing on just one thing impossible.

That's why I was delighted when I encountered the handiwork of a kid in my neighborhood.  I can't remember the last time I scrawled a musician's name on a driveway in pink chalk.

Mac Lethal is an author.

Making Movies made a video for "Cuna De Vida".

"The Loon" is a new name-your-own-price track by The Jinxed.  RIYL: Ben Folds Five, Pablo Cruise, Ha Ha Tonka.

I'm digging Made To Break's Provoke.  RIYL:  Ken Vandermark, Matthew Shipp, skronk. 

Maybe I'm not taking the right drugs, but I'm not hearing what everybody else is hearing in Daft Punk's Random Access Memories.  While I enjoy the acclaimed album, it's just an homage to the dance music of 1976.

Remember Urge Overkill?  The band's free concert at a suburban shopping mall last weekend was superb.

The week's new releases of the most interest to me come from David Binney, Camera Obscura, Future Bible Heroes, the Giovanni Guidi Trio, Megadeth, Luis Perdomo, Queens of the Stone Age, Quercus (June Tabor, Iain Ballamy and Huw Warren) and Third Reel.  I'll get to those albums after I tire of my sordid little fling with Gretchen Wilson's new album of cover songs.

Kansas City Click: The XX appear at the Uptown Theater on Tuesday.

The Bryant Carter Band perform before The Royals' game on Wednesday.

Richard Thompson may perform the bleakest song ever written at the Folly Theater on Thursday.

Cowboy Indian Bear headline the free Crossroads Block Party on Friday.

(Original images by There Stands the Glass.)


Mike Stover said...

Hi. The Grisly Hand had to reschedule our performance at Kauffman Stadium. The Bryant Carter Band plays this Wednesday; Grisly will be there on August 7th. Sorry for the confusion.

Happy In Bag said...

Thanks, Mike. I'll make that correction.

And here's the depressing RT song I actually had in mind- "End of the Rainbow".

Gary said...

Love Richard Thompson. Psyched about seeing him plugged in.

Happy In Bag said...

I'm waiting for your report, Gary. How was it?

bigsteveno said...

I agree that End of the Rainbow wins the bleakness stakes, but Thompson didn't play either song at the Folly. The highlight for me was Waltzing's For Dreamers, played solo acoustic as a request from the audience. The songs from the new album sounded great, and the band was incredible. All the kool kids were there. Where were you?

Happy In Bag said...

Thanks for the report, Steve. "Waltzing's For Dreamers" is a similarly devastating "blue song."

Half of my compound was at the Folly that night. They're kool kids- I'm not.

I was hanging out with my fellow nerds at the TMBG concert.

Gary said...

Der, I come here regularly and didn't see the prod. Well, it was one of my favorite shows but then I don't have that many monolothic events to compare with you professional music scribes (Finn said it was one of the best this year so far). I was surprised to hear him singing songs I associated with Linda singing originally. I made the mistake of perusing Youtube the night before and discovered a clip of the band covering "Hey Joe." That wound up in the shows encore with a spiel about the legendary trios of the 60s making the big bucks. I would have preferred him playing his own song, he only has been writing since I was a baby!! I had seen Michael Jerome in 2005 with John Cale and he has to be one of the most talented drummers working: and he was wearing a tie and vest!!! Taras Prodaniuk also handled backing vocals with Jerome and had some nice moments plunking the Fender bass. Little sparkly bits of lighting gels(?) were slowly drifting down on the musicians catching the audience and players' attention for a whimsical moment or two. I had older people near me getting way too chatty (guess it's not just recordbar hipsters to blame) but the Folly for us was a great venue, it was refreshing to see a full floor (never scoped out the balcony)and Bill Shapiro didn't take up any of the time allotted. I have said derogatory comments about his radio show and should be more considerate since Cyprus Avenue had some role in bringing the group here.
This is quite a lengthy "comment" and I appreciate you asking my take on the show. I am writing a review of the BOC show at Old Shawnee Days, if you want I can forward you it. I actually had a goofy notion I could spot you there but that was a large crowd. Okay, enough of my babbling.

Happy In Bag said...

Thanks for your extended response, Gary. I appreciate your perspective.

Bill Shapiro is an easy target, but his show introduced me to the likes of Van and Joni when I was just a kid.

The Folly Theater is wonderful. And now that I can fit into size-34 pants again, the room's tiny seats no longer bother me.

I really want to read your take on BOC. (As I suggest in yesterday's post, I loved Saturday's show.)

Gary said...

Must finish review ... must filter BOC nerdboy tendencies ... must log off Internet ... *sigh*

Nwoha Chidinma M. said...

Wow! thats awesome... am defifinitely a Gomez fan for sure...