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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #240 on: October 29, 2009, 10:04:42 PM »
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I have a big crush on the girls in Dirty Projectors. They're so fucking adorable.

They are super cute, all of em.

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One of the girls told people to quit smoking or else they wouldn't be able to sing. They were far from annoying other than that. Why do you think they're obnoxious? They were fucking pros when we saw them, completely destroyed the crowd. That weird vocal thing they've been doing is just mind-blowing. And they were so technically on their game, way better in fact than their recordings, I can't imagine them actually playing badly. I'm surprised you think they're bad live. Their music comes alive in person.
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #241 on: January 26, 2010, 05:08:37 PM »
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I just went to this thing here in Oklahoma called the Norman Music Festival last night.

So they're doing this again this year in Oklahoma in April and i just found out I'll be playing the main stage (probably sometime in the afternoon) and later in the day The Dirty Projectors will be playing the same stage.

Fuck. Yes.
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #242 on: January 27, 2010, 12:48:59 AM »
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #243 on: January 27, 2010, 03:20:18 AM »
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I just went to this thing here in Oklahoma called the Norman Music Festival last night.

So they're doing this again this year in Oklahoma in April and i just found out I'll be playing the main stage (probably sometime in the afternoon) and later in the day The Dirty Projectors will be playing the same stage.

Fuck. Yes.

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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #244 on: March 16, 2010, 08:51:23 PM »
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Just got back from seeing Why?. They were awesome as usual, but what made it special was the fact that Andrew Broder (Fog) was touring with them, which in turn meant that they were able to close with Hymie's Basement's motherfuckin' "21st Century Pop Song": one of my favourite tracks period, and one which i never thought I'd get to hear live. And as a direct result I am pretty damn happy right now.

I realise this won't mean much to many, but I know there are some Yoni fans who will at least will know what I'm talking about.
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #245 on: March 16, 2010, 09:17:44 PM »
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that's great. i envy you.

it was here that i first knew of  Hymie's Basement and i fell in love with that album...if that's possible, i've listened to it a million times and i will play it again right now.
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #246 on: March 17, 2010, 12:13:26 AM »
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Just got back from seeing Why?. They were awesome as usual, but what made it special was the fact that Andrew Broder (Fog) was touring with them, which in turn meant that they were able to close with Hymie's Basement's motherfuckin' "21st Century Pop Song": one of my favourite tracks period, and one which i never thought I'd get to hear live. And as a direct result I am pretty damn happy right now.

I realise this won't mean much to many, but I know there are some Yoni fans who will at least will know what I'm talking about.


i saw a show in denton, tx that was the same line-up and i screamed like a jackass "HYMIE'S BASEMENT!!!" and they didn't play any fog. if they woulda closed with 21st cenury i woulda lost my shit.
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #247 on: March 17, 2010, 02:04:02 AM »
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Just got back from seeing Why?. They were awesome as usual, but what made it special was the fact that Andrew Broder (Fog) was touring with them, which in turn meant that they were able to close with Hymie's Basement's motherfuckin' "21st Century Pop Song": one of my favourite tracks period, and one which i never thought I'd get to hear live. And as a direct result I am pretty damn happy right now.

I realise this won't mean much to many, but I know there are some Yoni fans who will at least will know what I'm talking about.

This beat is so bonkers. One of my favorite songs of all-time. Anytime anyone questions Yonis MC skills I put this on. Then I put on Crushed Bones, then Good Friday, then I get the apology in writing.
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #248 on: March 17, 2010, 05:35:16 AM »
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if they woulda closed with 21st cenury i woulda lost my shit.

Yeah, I kinda did! Luckily I was hanging out with these girls who seemed to be the only people in the whole place who were wanting to dance so, we were able to properly spaz out. Broder did the repeat backing vocals for the "Our-font-will-crush-your-font" section. Awesome, awesome, awesome. Thanks for entertaining my enthusiasm guys!
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #249 on: April 04, 2010, 02:44:19 AM »
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So this is kinda of a LA-only recommendation, but is really a suggestion to anyone with a bit of initiative.

Last week I saw the Paul F. Tompkins show at Largo. I've caught it with the semi-frequency of anyone who doesn't live in LA, but ends up there more often than not. It's a great show... two hours of sketches, stand-up and music that, even when it doesn't have you laughing, will at least have you smiling. It's "pleasant" in the best sense of the word.

Last weeks show included a "book club" sketch involving Ed Helms, a performance by the cute (but boring) Watkins Family, Tompkins singing "All These Things That I've Done" with full band, and a few covers of Pogues songs with full band - including Ed Helms on Banjo and "Weird" Al Yankovic on accordion. It was the kind of variety show people rarely do and, with even more rarity, ever pull off successfully.

He performs this show every month and, with the exception of traditionally closing with a performance of "Danny Boy", barely repeats bits or guests. If you're in LA or near LA, you should go see it.

If you're not in LA, and have an interest in seeing PFT, you should read this:

http://paulftompkins.com/blog_detail.php?id=47

Chances are, if you have any interest in Tompkins, you're probably already aware of this but if not... it's a pretty respectable idea:

Basically, if you can start (or join) a Facebook group promising to attend a PFT show in your area, he will book one. This will make for a more committed rewarding experience for both him and the audience, because you both know you're there to see the show and not just for something to do with your evening. It connects fans with artist, and fans with other fans. It's a great idea that more people - comedians or musicians - should attempt.

Tompkins is the kind of comedian that has yet to really be properly represented in his television appearances. If you've seen him on Best Week Ever, or on stand-up specials, you might be able to appreciate that he's clever and has an enjoyable presence... but seeing him live is a completely different experience full of  stream-of-thought rants, failed jokes, and absurd little moments that usually don't get to be represented on TV. See him if you can, you'll like it.

Apologies if any of this is too long or unnecessary. I'm tired and drunk and, at least for the moment, this seemed worth sharing.
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #250 on: April 05, 2010, 11:21:24 AM »
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No question that Paul is playing at the top of his game.  Best stand-up working now.

Just to be clear, the Facebook 300 thing is just for his stand-up, not the PFT show.

Our theater is sponsoring bringing him to Austin in June.  Should be a great show.

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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #251 on: April 05, 2010, 03:01:52 PM »
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Yeah, I should have properly articulated the difference between the two... either way, PFTs stand-up is just as great.

Like you said, "best stand-up working now".

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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #252 on: April 13, 2010, 12:15:34 AM »
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Just in time for the leak, LCD Soundsystem tonight.
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #253 on: April 17, 2010, 01:15:32 AM »
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i wanted to be at that show, Mod... instead i'm 15 blocks away at work, listening to the leak. (actually it's Dear Science now, but it was This is Happening a bit ago)
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Re: Anyone seen any good shows lately?
« Reply #254 on: April 26, 2010, 03:24:38 AM »
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