Maybe if I had a more ergonomic desk at home, I might be more inclined to write. I don't know what my problem is, but I feel bad that I didn't post anything about the show on Monday. Tim Pyles never lets me down with his Anti Monday League. This week I got there early to make sure I didn't miss Tom and the boys of Dynamite Walls. They've been touring a bit and are definitely getting some great road experience and pulling off tight sets everytime I see them. I told someone once early on, when I'd only seen them a couple times, how I woke up with one of their songs in my head, which to me is a strong statement about writing catchy songs that the crowd can sing along to.
That's not even to mention what genuinely nice people all the guys are. Tom gave me an advance of their new CD and I finally had the chance to listen to it today and it is really good. I'm not going to lie, this music is more for chicks like me who can appreciate bands like Augustana and who didn't turn on Coldplay for getting famous, but if you fall into that category with me, then do yourself a favor and get your hands on this album. My personal favorite tracks through the first couple listens are Pages and Stars and my long standing live favorite, Everybody Knows.
Satisfaction played second in the night and to be totally honest, I watched a couple songs but found myself talking with my friends on the patio and catching up. Seems like I hadn't seen some people in ages. I took a couple pics but really can't give any opinion in way of a review except that I wasn't purposely avoiding the band, I was just overstimulated.
Daye and Francine were definitely liking it...
Anyway, the same was kinda true for The 88. Good catchy poppy tunes that at the same time feel new and familiar. I was kinda feeling a Jellyfish style to their songs. Nice head-bopping music that goes well with a good mixed cocktail.
After the show a couple friends and I opted to head to the Jewel Box for last call and to close up the night. It was a really fun night though I didn't stay up much later when I got home so that I could rest up for time with Johanna on Tuesday. Thanks as always, to Tim Pyles, for making Mondays not suck.