Yeah I saw Frank Black a couple weeks ago and it was pretty sweet. First time I ever saw a legend perform with nothing but a guitar. very intimate and very good.
I recorded a taste:
Fuck... even captured in a minute long cell phone clip, that performance sent a little chill down my spine.
I saw him with full band, performing only the last two Black Francis albums. The band was tight and FB was a total professional. No pandering, no filler, no nonsense... just an hour and a half of loud, fast rock and roll. No Pixies songs, though, you lucky duck.
MY BLOODY VALENTINE!!!!!! -sept 25-
NEIL MOTHERFUCKING YOUNG!!!!!! - Oct 19-
STEPHEN MALKMUS - Oct 25-
BUILT TO SPILL playing Perfect From Now On -Nov 3&4-
I feel like I'm in heaven
Just saw Built To SPill do Perfect From Now On. Real good stuff. And I was just reading about Neil Young's band on this tour... should be a fine show. MBV and Malkmus ain't too shabby either, of course.
October and November is always a real good stretch for shows. I've got The Hold Steady/Drive-By Truckers, Randy Newman, RObyn Hitchcock performing I Often Dream of Trains, and whatever Neil Young's Bridge School lineup is to look forward to.
Also the best free festival to look forward to all year: http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/