I'll admit it.
When I first heard about the Pixies reunion, I was skeptical. I wondered how this was any different than Eagles' fans getting all excited because hell froze over? Nostalgia is always bad for music. "This is merely a greatest hits show," I lamented.
But I've put aside my skepticism because apparently the old fuckers still rawk! This Monday, SHR and I will be going to see them play and I'm pretty excited to see them for the first time.
However I might be even more excited to see the Coctails again.
Are they as good as the Pixies? Of course not. But there are a few things that factor in raising my excitement level for this show.
1. Sujan has never seen them and I think she'll love them.
2. The lack of hype is intriguing. I had no idea they were playing shows again. The only reason that I knew that they were playing this Sunday is because they are opening for Yo La Tengo.
3. I hope to be able to buy a new Coctails shirt because I wore mine out years ago and it was always one of my favorite shirts.
4. Now that I have more money than I did when I was 22, I plan on buying the set of cloth dolls of each member of the band if they still have them for sale.
Yo La Tengo are playing their annual 8 Nights of Hanukah/ 8 Nights of Rock Shows extravaganza. The only other time I saw them as part of this series, they were so damn boring. I'm hopeful that Archer Prewitt and the boys will liven up the proceedings this time. I'll report back.
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