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I found this pretty funny. My twitter feed wasn’t too bad yesterday, hopefully it stays that way.
Truth be told I considered going to SXSW this year, but by the time I checked for flights they were $600. Plus, I would probably go insane not watching the first weekend of the NCAA Tourney. I think I’ll do all of my networking in Chicago in July.
Luckily, there are plenty of great shows around town this weekend and beyond that will keep my busy.
Tonight:
Pree w/ Meredith Bragg & Birdlips @ Black cat.
Pree is the new group from May Tabol (formerly of Le Loup). I’ve heard good things and I’ve never seen Meredith Bragg, so it sounds like the opportune time to go test out my new toy.
[mp3] Pree | In the Parlour
Friday:
The Ting Tings @ 9:30 Club
Not a huge fan of the record, but I bet they’re fun live. But I’ll probably end up at the bar watching basketball.
Saturday:
Watching basketball.
Sunday:
Bloc Party @ 9:30 Club
Obvs. I interviewed bassist Gordon Moakes for DCist.
Monday:
Cut Copy w/ Matt and Kim @ 9:30 Club
Somehow I have never seen either of these acts. V. much looking forward to this show.
Tuesday:
White Lies w/ Friendly Fires & Softpack @ Black Cat
Apparently White Lies are all the rage in the UK. We’ll see.
Wednesday:
A glorious night off.
Thursday:
Glasvegas @ Ida Maria @ Black Cat (mainstage)
Say Hi @ Black Cat (Backstage)
Can’t believe I have to choose between these two shows. I wish Say Hi could just get added to the Glasvegas bill.
Friday:
Primal Scream @ 9:30 Club
Should I wear my KILL ALL HIPPIES t-shirt or my PRML SCRM MTHR FCKR t-shirt to this show? Could not be more excited to see these guys.
Saturday:
Middle Distance Runner w/ Eulogies & Payola Reserve @ Iota
Haven’t seen the MDR crew in ages, so I am determined to make this show. Checkout MDR’s awesome new video!
Whew. And it doesn’t stop from there. Lots of great stuff in April.

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It occurs to me that I failed to mention the great start I had to this week. In addition to the Morrissey photos they ran online on Monday, I had a photo of Estelle on the front page of the Style section in the print edition of the Washington Post on Tuesday.
On an unrelated note, had I known that my hastily written review for Dark Days / Light Years would be in the top five Google search results for “dark days light years review,” I would have spent more than 10 minutes on it. Still, I hope it will convince a few people to go out and buy it.

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Wow. Unlike the show I saw last Saturday, I couldn’t have been more impressed with the show Lykke Li put on at the Black Cat last Sunday. I was totally unprepared for how hip-hop her show was. She’s the Swedish Shakira. Her hips don’t lie!
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Lykkle Li at the Black Cat

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Probably my favorite Beasties song and a pretty sweet video to boot.

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File under: Does Not Want!
Russell Crowe to play Bill Hicks?

“I have another project based on the life of comedian Bill Hicks, which is going from treatment to draft stage with Kiwi writer Mark Staufer.”
It is understood he is considering playing the main role of Hicks — a controversial and brilliant American comedian who battled drug and alcohol abuse before dying from cancer at 32.

No No No No No No!
[via Vulture]

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The New Oasis song/remix is ace
Grab it here if you don’t have it. Totally loving that piano bit. Makes me wonder how those aborted session with Crystal Method behind the producers desk might have sounded.
BTW, have you seen the cover art for Dig Out Your Soul?
Moving on to “Love Is Noise” now. I really, really want to love this track but it reminds me of solo Ashcroft (i.e. mostly crap) rather than proper Captain Rock led Verve greatness. Maybe I just have to face the fact that the guy that wrote “On Your Own” is gone and is
never.
coming.
back.

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Facebook terrifies me sometimes most of the time.

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I had a big write up of the Radiohead show last night but MT ate it when it crashed. Bugger. Here it is in short form.
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It rained.
Alot.
A hell of a lot.
More than you’ve ever seen.
Ever.
Almost four inches.
Seriously, it was one of the biggest storms in D.C. history.
And we stood outside during it and watched Radiohead.
The “rain down” part of the “Paranoid Android” suddenly has new meaning to me.
That’s not fun to sit through when seeing one of your favorite bands.
I did not have fun.
That’s not the band’s fault or the venue’s fault.
Although the set was too slow for my tastes.
That said, “Reckoner” and “Optimistic” were brilliant.
They played “Planet Telex”, one of my favorite songs ever!
Did I mention that it rained a lot?
I bring it up again because it was hard to take your mind off of that.
The venue was basically a lake.
People on the lawn, how did you do it? Respect.
Ah, 300% soaked and miserable. Roger that.
Clothes still wet.
Shoes may never dry out.
Never been so happy to crawl into bed.
Liars were great.
Ed O’Brien is one handsome dude.
Tall, too.
Planet Telex!!!!!!
Seriously, that song saved the night for me.
[mp3] Radiohead | Planet Telex (live)
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The non-musical highlight of the night happened right before Liars went on. I was introduced to J. Freedom DuLac. We both said “Hi” and then he says, “Wait…Kyle? Information Leafblower, right?”
Awesome.
I got home late. Real late. Photos tomorrow. Set list after the jump.

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I got my first byline on Pitchfork!
Awesome.
Head over there to see my photos and gig report from The Cure show at the Patriot Center.
They played 38 songs.
Thirty Eight.

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