Saturday, December 29, 2007

Transfer & Music For Animals @ Beauty Bar 12/28/07

I went to the Casbah on Wednesday and caught Spell Toronto and Buckfast Superbee, but I left my camera battery in the charger at home, so I didn't take pics, and in all honesty, it was one of those great nights for good conversation on the smoking patio. I will note that Spell Toronto did a cover of the Enrique Iglesias song "Hero" that was done a little too well to be ironic.

Thursday night I played Adam Gimbel's stupid music trivia at the Whistle Stop where we were pained with the task of watching video from a bunch of Adam's archived performances from 2002. All 45 minutes of the tape. Then we were subjected to naming all the artists from 91X's best 91 songs of 1983, the 2006 top 50 artists from Billboard, and the number one song for each week of 2007. I hopped on Larry's team, but unfortch we came in second to Andrea's team, who I am convinced miscalculated our score. (just kidding, Adam & was fun. really.) After the Whistle I was off to Kadan to talk to a couple friends for my next CB column, but after writing till 4 am found out it won't publish till the 9th so if I get the go ahead from my editor, I'll post the article here, since it's kinda time sensitive.

Anyway, that meant Friday I was ready to let loose. I got to the bar early because I wanted to hang out with Erika before throngs of people filled the bar and I hadn't seen her in a while. I wanted to catch her before the Erika Era comes to a close at the Beauty Bar.

I've seen Music For Animals at least once, possibly twice, and think they're great. They have a lot of friends in the area, so we can only hope they keep coming back. They put on a rockin show. Their drummer apparently missed a flight or something, so Cooper and Ismael filled in for the set and both are so great there was no evidence that they'd only learned the songs 15 minutes before hitting the stage.

The bar was packed by the time Transfer started. Some guy was nice enough to let me squeeze up front for some pics, but I left midway through the set because I didn't wanna miss Sweet & Tender Hooligans at the Casbah and I know I'll be seeing Transfer again on NYE. Still, here are some of the pics. The band killed it, just like they always do. If anyone in SD gets "rock god" status, I'd have to say Matt deserves it fo' sho'.

When I left midset, there was a line outside of about 20 people waiting to get in. Then I was off to the Casbah, which deserves its own post.

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