Saturday, August 26, 2006

Tokyo Police Club, TL & Rx, Beirut

All in one night.

Finally got to see Tokyo Police Club for the first time last night, opening for Ted Leo & Rx at the seaport. Pat's got some video. Enjoyed their set, even though the crowd was quite sucky. Wish I could have see these guys for the first time somewhere smaller, oh well. Two upcoming NYC dates, one at Old Volume Space Sat 9/23 and one opening for Art Brut / The Spinto Band at Warsaw Wed 10/18. Saturdays in Brooklyn are always fun. Never been to Old Volume Space and can't find any info on the place, other than their address, 29 Wythe Avenue.

As for TL & Rx, they were great as usual and played a rather long set with maybe just a little too many new songs to keep the interest of the aformentioned sucky crowd.

Much thanks to Ryan for hooking me up with a tix for Beirut later on in the night. What a fantastic show. I was nervous going in that it wouldn't live up to one of my fav shows of the year so far, but it did. So much fun. I heart Beirut. They're doing two shows at Bowery Ballroom in November, but you already know that. And oh yeah, caught some of Get Him Eat Him too and liked what I heard. They kind of reminded me of Tapes & Tapes, sort of. Wouldn't mind seeing them again. No NYC dates listed at this time.


At 8/27/2006 12:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

were you one of hte two guys upfront that moved out after tpc?

At 8/27/2006 12:44 AM, Blogger Battering Room said...

Nope. I was stratigically positioned by the beer vendor for the entire show. Hell, I was the guy who convinced him to go get those big ass cups.

At 8/27/2006 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, figured since you said the crowd wasnt great that you were one of the guys who walked away after tpc. in all fairness to the crowd, i was up front and there was a good handful of people enjoying tpc and getting into it. i dont think more than 5 ppl up front knew who they were before they took the stage and yet the hand clapping very present. the crowd definitly was more responsive for them then dc snipers.


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