Thursday, April 12, 2007

Guess what I'm doing at 10:00am tomorrow?

... buying concert tickets!

It's been such a long dry winter for concerts (although I was lucky enough to see some fantastic plays). But the last concert I attended was Born Ruffians / the Hidden Cameras in early December. That was about 100 years ago! Feels like it anyway.

And some musicians that I really did want to see recently (Great Lake Swimmers and Constantines, I am giving you the big hairy eyeball right now) were at adult-only shows, and I only go to all-ages shows. Because I am under 19. Emotionally anyway.

But looky looky what's coming up in the next 6 weeks:

Joel Plaskett Emergency
Lorrie Matheson / Dan Bern
Peter Bjorn and John

I am particularly excited to see PB&J. Their music is almost criminally catchy, they have these cute little Swedish accents, and I have been listening to their album Writer's Block rather obsessively lately.

It's going to be a little odd though, as the Peter Bjorn and John concert is at MacEwan Ballroom which is upstairs from MacEwan Hall, where Finger Eleven will be playing at the same time. So while waiting in line to get in, we'll be rubbing elbows with people who have bad taste in music. (Finger Eleven fans - feel free to send messages to this address, telling me I am an asshole.)

Up Against The Wall - Peter Bjorn and John
RIP Kurt Vonnegut
... and so it goes ...


Allison said...

I hope you enjoy all those shows, I missed out on PB&J in May, so I will be expecting a full report from you, equipped with visuals :)

That is quite possibly the funniest image...Finger Eleven fans and PB&J ones, in cohabitation. Be careful not to get your eye poked out from those hair spikes. Ach, now I have 'One Thing' stuck in my head. Must go cleanse.

Anonymous said...

Finger Eleven blows goats and has quite possible the worst name in music.

A good PB&J is always a welcome treat ;)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm pretty pumped to be finally getting back to some live music, Al. Sure wish you could join us for PB&J! Hmm, it IS on a weekend, you know.
hahaha I will be certain to keep my eyes safely averted from those bespiked quiffs. Or at the very least, wear safety goggles.

PB&J is a tasty treat, Fearless! If I get into any confrontations while lining up with Finger Eleven fans, I'll have to try your line out on them.

JustRun said...

I did the 10:00 a.m. ticket buying rush myself recently. Ain't it great?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Were you successful, Justrun? What did you buy?
I don't expect to have too much trouble getting Peter Bjorn and John tickets as they aren't exactly a household name, but will still be wooting nonetheless.

Maureen said...

Yer an asshole ;) Ah, I'm not a fan, I just like everything.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

hahaha that I am, Maureen. Thanks for noticing!

Will said...

Well, enjoy PB&J. I really like that album quite a bit and imagine they would put on a fun show. Let's hope you're not spotted by any angry Finger Eleven fans. Can't say I've heard them, but with a name like Finger Eleven, well ... that says it all.

Seems like every concert I see these days is related to the label. Though I have gotten to see some good local bands in the process. However, rockin out to someone who doesn't have a dayjob in the Bay Area ... well, it's been a while. Maybe I'll break the fast to see Maximo Park or the Raveonettes.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

"with a name like Finger Eleven, well ... that says it all" haha Will, I think you've put your finger right on it, so to speak.

I think PB&J will put on a fun show. They seem like a sweet kinda whimsical bunch.

Now I know that you are not complaining that you are getting to see so many good local bands (if you were I would tell you to give your head a shake), but I do think that Maximo Park would be a really fun band to see.