Saturday, November 21, 2009

Introducing: Drummer

Drummer is the newest side project of Patrick Carney (drummer for the Black Keys). Their debut album "Feel Good Together" started shortly after Dan Auerbach (guitarist/vocalist for the Black Keys) embarked on a solo tour to support his latest album, Keep It Hid. The name of the band is taken from the fact that ALL members are currently drummers in another band. Stepping a bit out of their comfort zone each member has taken on a new instrument, except Gregory Boyd who plays drums on the album to make a wonderfully indie pop album. Although no future dates are posted on their site, I hope they will continue to make music because the album is great beginning to end. "Feel Good Together" is their first video and a good sample of the rest of the album.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Andrew Bird Concert Info

If you haven't had a chance to catch Andrew Bird on tour supporting his critically acclaimed album Noble Beast, you are in for a real treat. In the holiday spirit, he will play three shows at the Fourth Presbyterian Church next month. General on sale is this Saturday @ 10am, with a presale starting tomorrow @ 10am. Because I'm a nice guy and absolutely love his work (I drove to Colorado to see him play Red Rocks with Death Cab for Cutie), I would encourage everyone to catch this show. The presale code is "cozy". Tickets are relatively cheap, from $20 for general admission and $40 for prime seating. I do have to warn you though, this will be an instrumental show. So if you enjoy his work and are hoping for a few of your favorite tunes, you are out of luck. That being said, he is still a briliant musician capable of some awe inspiring moments with his violin. Plus, how often do you get to see a concert in a church, or even go to church? You bunch of sinners...

Last month he recorded two shows that will be compiled into a dvd some time next year. Among the highlights were "Fitz & Dizzyspells", "On Ho > Oh No", a new track called "La Lucitania" and my favorite "Anonanimal". Please feel free to download a track from the show as an introduction to his work by clicking the down arrow in the player.
Anonanimal by theearlynerd