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but when will they?

Just to out geek myself a little, let me take this opportunity to post yet another entry about They Might Be Giants.

No, it’s not the same show.

Really!

No. It’s not.

The band is wearing different clothes.

I’m on the other side of the stage!

Shut up. I don’t need to justify myself to you.

In any case, I think that “Damn Good Time” is my new favorite song.

Shut up. They rock.

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yet another jarring change…

As I have been suffering from a Giants withdrawal living in my beloved Chicago, living right coast affords me the opportunity once more to wave my geek flag proudly.

pictures of giants

For those who were in the know about a million years ago, you hardly need me to tell y0u that They Might Be Giants puts on an amazing show. Nonetheless, they put on an amazing show.

They have been performing theme Wednesday nights for the past month at the Bowery. I am not exactly sure what the theme was for the night that I attended. It was either “Wear suits in 94 degree weather,” or “Horn Extravaganza.”

I won’t bore you with too many details, though I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that they performed Spider, Purple Toupee, Tambourine Man, Maybe I Know, as well as their one love song (arguably), She’s an Angel.

Did I mention that Young Master J picked up tickets to this Wednesday’s show as well?

I’m just tickled!

another jarring change of pace…

Simian Mobile Disco

On 7.7.07, Young Master J and I hightailed it to Studio B in the too cool for school Greenpoint neighborhood of crooklyn to see Simian Mobile Disco. If you’re like me and seriously out of the loop when it comes to the electronic dance music scene, well there you go.

It seems that SMD was making their “live” NYC debut. Those who know and love me are full aware that I use air quotes as sparingly as possible. What can I say? They annoy me. But in this case, it can’t be helped. I can’t begin to figure out what was happening during the performance, but it went something like this: center stage was a huge patch bay of sorts. One of two guys was jiggling along with the music, all the while plugging and unplugging patch cables. Another guy behind the bay was doing something else. What it was, I can’t be sure.

Seriously.

Okay, so it wasn’t the most inspiring performance. On the other hand, the output of whatever the heck it was they were doing spit some pretty outstanding party music. Take that Moby, you pretentious hack. They played a fun, fun, fun fifty minute set, and left the crowd wanting just a bit more. With that, I leave you with these six words:

Hipsters and dance music. Who knew?

p.s. Item 39: Made it through an entire show, thank you very much.

for a jarring change of pace…

This is a brief time out from the emo craptacular that I call my world to give a special shout out to my peeps in Chitown…

You see, to cheer up her gloomy Genghis, Miss Boom Boom brought yer grrl to a great show at the Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night. White Rabbits. A kin to santoki. Heard of them? I hadn’t before this weekend, and lordy have I been missing out.

They are a bunch of cute hipsters who can rock out in that ska without horns kind of way. Super fun! So for my Chicago crew, check them out on Tuesday, 5 June 2007 at Schuba’s. They put on a great show, and they might be playing a few new songs, which is funny considering that the album came out less than a month ago.

We now return to our regularly scheduled Moody McAnnoyingpants.