: they were a god speed you! black emperor clone down to all the instruments and samples. I really can't complain cause it's really good to hear this kind of music since I don't get out to shows like this ever. the music was very thin and sparce (like the gsybe! anntenea cd).
will brierly and the roller holsters
: I didn't care for them at all. they had a horns section. I think they were going for a may-day type feel, but It came out more like dave matthews.
they and the children
: they must have started right
when mary lou ended or they had a really short set. I came out and caught the last 1/2 of their last song. it featured chris (who used to do shows down at UCONN) singing. They sounded a little hardcore. not nu school, not two-step, but more like bro-hardcore. sort of like intergrity, but not really the integrity sound.
on the surface
: hm... I'm sure this band would do great playing bars in a college town. I mean, they had everything, covers (I saw the signs), a harmonica, a girl, and a freaking tamborine! when I first saw them setting up, I figured that they would be just like prottokol or at least a band that prottokol could play a show with. maybe a little faint? synth-pop? nope, I got none of that. it was sort of like no-doubt, I guess.
: their set was really good. mostly cause they had a ton of people up on the stage bumping and grinding. also the singer had a lot more room to f around on stage. he ended up in the crowd singing and then crawling under the stage (re: bear vs. shark or the chariot).
: you see a name like that and immediately you should know what you are in for. it was ska with some raise-aginst-esque singing. there were some harder parts, but I don't really like ska. the whole front of the crowd was.. er.. the whole crowd was basically in the front and were all under-aged girls, but hey, atleast they were dancing and enjoying the music, but I'm just not down with it.
therefore i am
: I've seen then before and my feeling as the same. they sounded good and it's not something that I would regularly listen to, but they have an edge that I like. there was a pretty large crowd around for them too. I like how they go off at the end of their set too. listening to the drummer on that track is the best idea. very loud. lots of people singing, etc...
: ok, I thought they were a cover band or something. for some reason, I knew just about every song that they did. I asked jonah, but I guess they's just been around forever and I probably know all their songs from back when I used to listen to the punk show on WUNH. they are like drunk punk mixed with a little oi. it was actually interesting cause I knew so many of the songs. weird.
second main stage:
The Felix Culpa
: I didn't care for them at all. it was semi-rocky, but I was sort of bored with it. the singer also played a keyboard.
mary lou lord
: I had raced down to catch her, but she was late so they put her on at a later time. it's awesome to see her still rocking out after all these years. the last (and only) time I saw her was in the late 90's at WUNH's playing with knobs radio show. her voice is a little different. I would have to say, it's a bit more "joni-michelle" than before, but still the music and everything is unmistakenly her. I yelled out to play indie world, but she didn't. she did play an elliot smith song and 2 old songs though. the older songs sounded a lot more like the voice I'm used to (which always sounds like she's either about to laugh or a bout to cry).
: looks like they had some technical difficulties before getting going. it was weird seeing them on that stage. especially since a bunch of their fans were in the other room seeing the heurisitc
. they had a nw member who was playing an effects box of some sort. They started out with a track I've heard a million times off the CD (I forget the name). it sounded awesome of course.
: just a guy with an acustic guitar. he played sounds a kin to bright eyes and elliot smith. I would say closer to elliot and some of it trotted towards pedro the lion . they were more high and happy songs with a faster, non-sarcastic and honest tone to them. granted, my abilities to read into things like "metaphors" and "similies" is a long dead ability, from all the sarcasm and long nights looking at 1000's of lines of code... oh wait, I have a poem for you... I never do this, but here's an impromtu poem from yours truly.
$s = ~s/\\/\//g;
return "heart $s";
number twelve looks like you, the
: they had the biggest crowd thus far. it was pretty awesome cause people were actually dancing, piling up, and singing along. there was even a stage diver, but he do a "school-of-rock" jack black (before he "rocked") instead of the jack black at the end of the movie. not pretty, let me tell you. I was super surprised cause it looked like they had all the same members from the last time I saw them (nov 2003?). whatever the case, they sounded really good. they played 1/2 old songs and 1/2 new songs. the new CD sounds more slow/jazzy with less killer riffs. oh well, I haven't heard it yet. I guess I'll have to check it out now.
: I'm not exactly sure what that was or how to feel about it... there was a big crowd so I think that people liked them. I didn't get it. though I remember back in 97 when my friend made a tombstone and on it it said "indie rock
city on film, the
: it was just another guy with a guiter, but this guy was bob nanna of braid
/hey mercedes. it was simple and sounded a lot like the vocals from his other bands.
: it was like a big jam.
: they weren't bad. sort of screamy metalcore. nothing new now-a-days, but 5 years ago, they would have been the second coming of page99-messiah. I guess they work in at the building too.
: /as long as were all living were all dying
: they set up all their gear for both bands and split the set one playing and then the other. they have a split coming out together so they figured it would be cool to do a split set. well.. that and this is one of the biggest sized places that they have played (*zing*). well, right from the start, there were tons of issues with the set up and the PA cutting in and out. after getting a new guitar head, they were finally ready to go. it went over pretty well. the crowd for them was really crazy which was a good thing. for some reason "picking up george" was the sport of the event.
At the end of the set, they played two songs together. the dual drums actually sounded good. by the end, everyone who
: they had no mic. it was a little bit crazy in there. I think george clocked someone with his guitar.
: I walked in and mr. desperado was running around swinging his guitar. I ducked a bunch and made it to the front ok. I still miss the dual vocals, but their set was great. it bubbled into chaos at the end. I looked over at some point and everyone was on their backs on the floor. there was a hell of a lot of wrestling on the ground and stuff. in the end, someone went for the mic and sang the last few songs a bit.
: I must say, I had more fun at their last show. I got to play with the lights in there a lot, but whatever. they played pretty good, but it wasn't the library with them surrounded by all their friends. though I think they played a ton of covers that time.. er.. or was that the same cover over and over.
dying for it
: I couldn't tell if that was the singer of fight night or not. whatever the case, the floor violently opened for them. from front to the back was just one big mosh pit. the music was hardcore.
a loss for words
: I saw them before and didn't like them. emo. everyone in the audience sung along.
: the "self proclaimed most metal band" or somethign like that. it's always fun to see them cause their crowds act retarded. and I mean that in a retardedly good way. like people giving each other piggy back rides into a pig pile.
death to tyrants
: did they say they were from NH!?! live free or die my brothers. yes, they won me over with that statement, but they were one of the biggest surprises of the show. they were so good. it was very slow and spacy, clean space rock. then they busted out after 10 minutes ala mogwai, but much cleaner (like one of the acustic burn-hair projects). then they slowly transitioned into more distorted and jangly guitars/feedback.
: it's been a really long time since I saw them last. by this time of the night, peopl has started moving along to their homes so they played to not that many people. there were a few kids moshing and goofing around during their set. I was sitting in the back for the last half and I guess I missed something cause I heard "where's aaron" but I missed the blood and stuff. I must say that the vocals now sound a lot more like red chord, the
. becareful since guy strained his voice doing the same thing.
chinese stars, the
: it was about this time that I was think.. er.. hoping that they would show up. I'm not a big fan and I was getting wicked tired by this point. they started up and actually werent that bad. a lot of people danced and I snapped and then headed for higher ground.