Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Welcome All

New to this whole blog thing, but based on boredom and curiosity, decided to start it up. Not sure what's to come. Expect weekly updates in the worlds of music, sports, and culture.
I'll let you know soon.

In the meantime, check out a good interview with power-pop underdog/stalwart Tommy Keene, recently off tour with Bob Pollard's (former GBV) dynamite new band. I had the pleasure of catching them at the 9:30 Club in January, and they tore the roof off. If you have the chance, download "Dancing Girls and Dancing Men" and "Love is Stronger than Witchcraft" off Pollard's latest, From a Compound Eye.

Also, Ween has announced a series of summer tourdates with more to follow. The closest they'll be to the DC area right now looks like Charlottesville, but I wouldn't hold my breath for anything closer. The band tends to stick to slightly off-beat venues and towns, though I would count on another Philly area show to be added. Of course, I have no basis for reporting any of this.

Finally, Wilco concluded the first segment of their spring tour last week at the historic Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines. Check out the setlist; looks like Des Moines was treated to a relatively rare cover of the oft-skewered classic "Don't Fear the Reaper" (but better yet, looks like they've started breaking "Red Eyed and Blue/I Got You" back out for encores).

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