The past few weeks I have seen a few shows, but have been so busy at work and too tired at night, so I havent really been posting on my blog. I’m going to give a brief rundown, no real lengthy reviews…just what I saw and thought.
Fuck Buttons are a two-piece experimental group from England. Its alot of distortion backed by some really beautiful harmonics. Its loud. Mick really enjoyed it, and I liked it as well, though at times I could have really used some earplugs. That might have had something to do with the fact that it was at the Grand, and their acoustics kind of blow.
Mogwai is a Scottish post-rock band, not a furry creature that turns into a gremlin.
Their music is really beautifully orchestrated. The problem I found was that they were too pretty. Too sleepy to listen to at a live show without having the desire to sleep standing up. It was the second time I’d seen them…and will likely be the last. I will listen to their music….but maybe as backgrond music, or as a lovely lullaby.
The next night we went to Slims to see Built to Spill. God I love that band. They did the album Perfect From Now On in its entirety, and added a few songs for good measure. Another amazing show. I think this was the 9th time Ive seen them. I will continue to see them every time they come into the city. Hopefully next time it will be Keep it Like a Secret. One of my personal favorites.