Friday, March 25, 2005

Forgive me if I'm out of line

So the industry-sponsored The Bravery show at Rothko last night was average, probably the worst show of their's that I've seen. This was most likely due to the fact that Sam had the flu, as announced halfway through the set, and because the sound wasn't up as loud as it should have been - especially on the vocals. The usual suspects were in the setlist, "Unconditional," "No Brakes," "Swollen Summer," "P.S.A.," "Honest Mistake," but the gem was the closer - a cover of INXS' "Don't Change." A pretty good job on that one. Interesting crowd though - there were definitely some K-Rock contest winners in the audience. And a whole bunch of dudes doing the I Love You Sign with their fingers. Coming to an arena near you...The Bravery! (Actually, they'll be playing Irving Plaza on May 16 and you can hit up the pre-sale here.)

These guys are gonna be touring their asses off for the next couple of months. Island Records must really want that advance back. They are playing almost every day from now until May. And even though the show last night was sub-par, I'm still a fan. Danceable electro-rock gets me every time. And for extra credit, check out Nora's post on why people think it's not cool to like The Bravery anymore.

Last night really started on a weird note though. As I walked down Ludlow to hit up Local 138 for some pre-Bravery beers, the street was blocked off by trucks and lighting machines. Apparently a movie was being filmed right in front of Local 138, Iggy's and the Creperie. Even more interesting was the fact that they were shooting a storm scene, so they brought in this massive rain machine thing that brought legit stormy rain down on that one part of the block. Definitely one of the cooler things I've seen in the past 4 days. The shooting was supposed to be for a Lindsay Lohan film, but sad to say, there were no Lohan sightings for me.

And boy, pre-Bravery beers at Local 138 and post-Bravery shots at Iggy's (with Iggy himself) makes for a pleasurable Holy Thursday and painful Good Friday.


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