11.16.2007

STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF. IF IT LANDS YOU IN HELL, WELL AT LEAST NOW YOU KNOW







(Japanther performing with Penny Rimbaud of CRASS at PS122, more photos here)

Seeing Japanther perform with Penny Rimbaud from CRASS reading slightly maniacal poetry in between songs was a pretty amazing sight. A coming together, so to speak. But add in a smoke-breathing animated dragon in the crowd (courtesy of some Black Label friends) and it was just plain surreal. I alternated between "Wow" as in "this is great," and "Wow" as in "what the hell is happening?" There were also dancers, but about halfway through a ring-around-the-band started and a good third of the room was racing around. Which brings up the only bummer part of the whole night, and that would be the people there who were quick to give off pretty sour looks at anyone that invaded their personal space, much less (god forbid) bumped into them. At a Japanther show. I'm going to venture a guess that a lot of people there may not have been to a Japanther show before. But regardless, c'mmmmonnnn, this isn't Yo La Tengo (although I think they are playing on Friday, if that's more your cup of tea). Relax a bit, have some fun, step out of your crossed-arms comfort zone for a minute or two. . . it's dark, no one will see you.

PS. It's not too late to see the show, it's still running through this weekend at PS122, details here.

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MP3:

Taking a break from the covers to post this song off the new Black Mountain album, In The Future. It has been the hands-down song of the Fall. I haven't heard a song this great in a looooooong time. Although it does make me crave some Hawkwind now and then.

• Black Mountain - Tyrants

A band's place in myspace.

3 comments:

  1. yo wanted to leave a comment for the japanther show. awesome pics. glad i went to show. had a blast.

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  2. i want to live your life, the pictures are so great!

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  3. so you're the one who leaked the black mountain track. i hope they aren't mad at you.

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