The evening started around 6, when Sophie picked me up and we headed to Wine Cabana. There was a free happy hour for some Young and New Lawyers Association. She signed us in, we got our drink tickets, grabbed a glass of wine each, hit the amazing selection of cheeses provided by Venissimo Cheese on W. Washington, found seats in one of the cabanas, and proceeded to be completely oblivious and anti-social with all the lawyers. Far too many pleated pant in one room, for sure. As people drank through their 2 drink tickets, the crowd eased up a little and the owner, Keith, came and hung out with us for a bit. By around 8, we had our fill and decided it was time for the next stop.
That led to us parking at Sophie's house, grabbing a couple Sapporos in brown bags and heading to the Habitat House.
It's such a cool open environment for some pretty trip experimental music. We saw Cloak, a two-piece with guitar and bass, and vocal looping. After some dramatic intro songs, out came this guy in a cloak, gurgling and humming and making other eccentric noises into the mic.
I'm sure it was very arty and skillful, but I was having a fit of wine giggles and had a hard time keeping a straight face. This would've probably been something I was really into on a Tuesday, but it was Friday and I couldn't sit still, so we decided to move on to our next stop.
We arrived while A Weeks Worth was already onstage. I grabbed a vodka tonic (Thanks, Sophie for driving!!) and headed to watch the band and take pics. Sophie bought me a glass of champagne (because we are such classy ladies) so I was double fisting at that point. This was a much better venue for A Weeks Worth and they were a good fit with Dynamite Walls. The last time I saw them, I loved them, and have been really enjoying their CD, but Rosie O'Grady's was not the venue for them.
They play catchy alternative pop so if you want something with a sharp edge, this isn't the band for you, but for me, I like good melodies in my rock. A Weeks Worth has got that.
Here's their set list:
In between bands I met the guys in Dynamite Walls and their manager and they are doing very well for themselves. They have completed their album but the release in on hold because they're being looked at by a couple labels. I thanked them for their cool photoblog from SXSW and they took the stage. More melody driven rock, I feel their success is imminent because they have mass appeal and don't try to front like they're something they're not. As I was going to sleep on Sunday night, one of their songs popped in my head and I realized just how catchy their music can be.
After a while, I realized I'd lost Sophie and eventually found her hanging out in the front of the bar with Junior Metro. The band wrapped up and the late night Beauty Bar crowd flooded in, so we decided it was time to move along. We ended up driving down Euclid to hit the Tower Bar. The Corvinas had just finished as we arrived and we caught the Husbands. The band is three chicks playing high adrenaline garage rock.
It was a little after 1 when we decided to head back to my 'hood. Sophie came into the Ken Club with me, but called it a night before I did. I ended up at the bar till last call and then a few friends came over and we hung out in my courtyard. Realizing it was approaching 4 am, we disbanded and I finally decided to call it a night.