It's been a while since I've written about any shows...it's been kind of a crazy month, but that doesn't mean I don't have a bunch of things to share so I'll try to knock out some posts today.
Reaching back to mid-October (October 19, to be exact), I was happy to catch Bad Veins at the Soda Bar. I've been digging their record out on Dangerbird and though they'd just played a little over a month before this particular show, I thought it was better than their first appearance at the Casbah, probably because their reel to reel was working that has some backing tracks for their songs. The two boys from Ohio seemed to be enjoying themselves, in fact, there was some banter about having gotten wasted the night before with their tourmates, but they still managed to pull off a great set of music.
They were joined for the night by The Subjects from New York, and I realized I'd not seen that band since they played the Casbah on tour with The Walkmen. They're super nice guys and I also very much enjoyed their set. The night was opened by Bear Hunter from Chico who hooked me up with a CD and I've actually been enjoying it quite a lot. I don't have very much luck taking photos at Soda Bar, but at least the videos can give you an idea of the show. There are a bunch if you 'keep on reading'.