I'll admit to being more than a little bitter about missing Fleet Foxes AND Bon Iver (Originally a Jonk find) at Pitchfork this year due to a work event. That said, this video of "For Emma, Forever Ago" shot in Paris is making me feel a small bit better. I really need to find a way to get to one of Bon Iver's shows when AA Bondy's opening! Top Two? Milwaukee on August 14th or Troubadour on August 26th. Sincere logistical difference between the two but you know how I roll...
In other music news, Dave McMillin put on a sillyfab set last night at Schubas. Brother's voice gets that amazing soulgravel to it and it's simultaneously energizing and completely heartbreaking. The new album sounds fantastic (Heartsteady, Go Easy) but an unexpected highlight was his duet with Grant-Lee Phillips for "The Weight" by the Band.
Sooo nice to have some musical friends in the neighborhood now! There have been empty threats floating around about pulling yours truly on-stage to play some mad hot tambourine. You should know I play tambourine about as well as I play mandolin even though it looks less complicated.
"It's kind've like Friday...it's summer!!" says Lexi on the way into Schubas.
Alright, I'm settling down early tonight. Lex, Jeffe and I got a little whiskeytangoed last night in our summer concert enthusiasm. As in I left J a 5 minute message that was straight out of Greenville, MS. Yikes.
Maybe if I put on my fancy shoes and click my heels three times I can get to Dan Wilson's show in time to see the boys go on. Really just the one boy would do...two weeks!!