Anyway, after a couple nights without shows, I went back to the Casbah on the 23rd for Anti-Monday League to check out Black Lips, The Broken West, and Army Navy. For the full post, click 'keep on reading'.
I was really there to see Army Navy. Not that I wasn't into the other bands, but I saw Army Navy at the Beauty Bar a while ago and have really enjoyed their self titled album. They're very pop driven and their feel good music would be well suited for fans of The Morning Benders, or locally with bands like The Modlins and Gray Ghosts. I thought they gave a great energetic performance, though I could do without their cover of the 1975 hit, "Right Back Where We Started From", not because they don't do it well but just because the song has always grated on me. Blame endless family roadtrips listening to oldies stations.
The Broken West was great as well, though I almost missed part of their set as some guys chatted with me on the patio about how awesome they are. The singer had great charisma onstage and I thought they had a kind of Squeeze or Crowded House style to them which to me was a winning sound.
The French Kicks headlined the show, but sadly unlike last time I saw them with the lights up, they had the lights really low and red and the singer is so tall that the low light was mostly on the band's torsos, so I put my camera away and just enjoyed the show and the company of fellow Anti-Monday Leaguers.