In April, I saw four shows. And because I take forever to actually post anything on this blog, I haven't posted anything until now.
So here goes.
The Hecklers at the Rock Shop - This was my first time seeing them in a long time. In fact, it might have been the first time I'd seen them since the Huey show. And while they were in a somewhat sedate manner for them, it was still tons of fun. I hope I can see them one more time with Anne before she moves to TX.
Nick Lowe at Town Hall
I couldn't actually find a photo from this show and my pictures were terrible so this is a picture from a show a few days earlier. This was the third time I'd seen him in the past year and a half and it was great as usual. Sujan and I sat next to Craig Finn who I've warmed to after the recent WTF interview. I still don't like his music much but at least he doesn't make me angry anymore. He was very mellow at the show too - no shenanigans.
Archers of Loaf at Bowery Ballroom
It was a nice treat seeing one of my all time favorite bands at one of my favorite venues in the city. The show was very good but I was hoping for a little different set list from last summer when I saw them four times.
Bart saw the band for the first time ever and Ray bought a pennant. Go Loaf!
Small Factory at the Bell House
Hell yes! I forgot how much I loved this band live. They played as part of the Chick Factor shows and I wanted more then the short set they played.
I guess I actually saw 5 shows in April. Because I went to see Small Factory again a few nights later at the Cake Shop. They played a longer set and it was nice to see them up much closer than at the Bell House.
The dude next to me took many videos of the show including the one below. I was already aware of the video when Jeremy sent me this message about it --
i was just watching a wonderful video of small factory playing junky on a good day from a recent show and feeling sad i had missed them on their recent comeback tour. this song never gets old for me and it was enthralling to see them nailing it so many years after the heyday of indie rock as i know it. then at about the 5:10 point the camera pans over to some aging hipsters who look just as cool as they did in 94 but understandably a bit older, just like the members of small factory do. it was so heartwarming and lovely and then the real surprise happened. check it:
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