January 29, 2007

Anyone Else Notice How Fallout Boy Takes Ques from Ted Leo and The Pharmacists?

First off, look at the line up for this years Coachella. Holy God. Here is who I would go for:

Interpol, Peaches, We Are Scientists, Comedians of Comedy, El-P, Gogol Bordello, Tilly and the Wall, The Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, The Good the Bad and The Queen, LCD Soundsystem, Blonde Redhead, !!!, Hot Chip, Ghostface Killah, VNV Nation, Andrew Bird, Rage Against the Machine, Willie Nelson, The Roots, Damien Rice, Placebo, Expolosions in the Sky, Jose Gonzalez, Against Me!, Ratatat, Tapes 'n Tapes, and (tying this into today's post) Anathallo. Now, on with the post.

Months and months ago I went to Cervantes for the first time. It was a pretty good show, as far as first shows go. I'd never seen any of the bands who were to perform that night, and all of the ones I did see (Kiyomi and I missed the first band) were quite amazing. The head liner, The Format, put on quite a show. I'd never actually heard them, though they were very popular with Kiyomi, and was rather pleased with how much fun they brought to the house. Rainer Maria, the band who performed prior to the Format, was another band I'd never heard anything by. I really liked their no-nonsense approach to, simply, rocking the freeking house. Neither of these bands, however, were the highlight of the night for me.

The Format - The First Single

Rainer Maria - Bottle

Kiyomi and I walked in while three or four crew members and and 1 or two band members slowly set up the intricate set that Anathallo was to play on.

Anathallo - Dokkoise House (With Face Covered)

This set was, however, not made up of corny pieces of scenery or cute animals, but loads of instruments. The rather large stage was nearly filled, leaving little room for the 7 or 8 members of Anathallo to climb through and get to their instruments, and even less to play them comfortably. But they succeeded, and put on a damn good show. They even came up on stage during The Format and joined them for a few songs, which probably added to my liking of The Format. I've tracked down a radio performance by them that is not anywhere as good as experiencing them live, but it's better than nothing. Purchase their music at their main page, their myspace or Amazon

Band: Anathallo
Date: 2006-07-18
Venue: KTCU w/Rachel Gollay

Genessaret (Going Out Over 30,000 Fathoms of Water)
Hanasakajijii (Four: A Great Wind, More Ash)
Hanasakajijii (One: The Angry Neighbor)
Cuckoo Spitting Blood

1 comment:

JJ said...

i can honestly say that of the bands you list wanting to see i have seen about 2/3 of them and the money would be well worth it.

what im really trying to say here is, ted leo VS fall out boy? im so lost on ur title