so here's my newest list of concerts I want to see. Probably won't see them all, but oh well.
FRI APR 8 The Fiery Furnaces w/ Dios Malos & Blood on the Wall $15.00 9:30 Club.
I have liked what I've heard of Fiery Furnaces, dunno the rest.
SUN APR 10 OK GO, ARMY OF ME, THE SUN $12 mainstage 8:30 Black Cat
OK GO is very poppy rock, and what I've heard of The Sun I've liked. I like the Sun. Haha.
FRI APR 15 M83, ULRICH SCHNAUSS $12 mainstage 9:30 Black Cat
Slow techno stuff, pretty cool (mp3s between the pictures and more discussion in the comments).
SAT APR 16 BLUESTATE: Your Favorite Bloggers Hit the Decks free backstage 9:30 Black Cat
Always wanted to go to this, but usually it's late on Wednesday.
THU Apr 21 Supersystem (formerly El Guapo), Mary Timony, No Things (Ex-Liars) 8:30 Warehouse Next Door
Supersystem are good in concert, and their Myspace page has good songs. I hear Mary Timony is good, and the ex-Liars band might be interesting.
MON APR 25 Dizzee Rascal w/ DJ Wonder $15.00 9:30 Club
I missed most of Dizzee Rascal's set when he was with the Streets last year, and I like his songs more now anyway. Apparently DJ Wonder is an old grime guy, grime being that sort of English rap that Dizzee Rascal does. The New Yorker (?!?) defines grime.
FRI APR 29 IVY, STARS, ASTAIRE $12 mainstage 9:30 Black Cat
I'm surprised Stars aren't headlining, they are getting a lot of buzz.
THU May 5 Jimmy Chamberlin Complex(feat. Jimmy Chamberlin of the Smashing Pumkins!) $12 w/Danger Adventure & Brice Woodall and Josh Scolaro DC9
My friend Kanevsky loves the Smashing Pumpkins, I suppose I'll check it out.
FRI MAY 6 The Decemberists w/ Willy Mason $15.00 9:30 Club
Decemberists put on a good show, and I like em anyway. Colin Melloy's voice is really interesting too.
TUE May 10 The Lucksmiths w/The Ladybug Transistor & Lil Hospital $10 DC9
Ladybug Transistor is one of those Elephant 6 bands, kind of poppy tweeish rock, I guess. Never really heard much, but I've also heard of the Lucksmiths somewhere.
THU MAY 12 BRITISH SEA POWER, FEIST $12 mainstage 8:30 Black Cat
Have heard good things about both.
SAT MAY 14 The Sun Iota
Good power pop. Check out their Myspace page.
MON MAY 16 NEIL HAMBURGER, PLEASEEASAUR $8 backstage 9:00 Black Cat
Apparently Neil Hamburger is a weird comedian, it might be fun
SAT MAY 28 THE RAVEONETTES, AUTOLUX, THE PEELS $12 mainstage 9:30 Black Cat
Raveonettes are cool, a Swedish rock duo. Saw Autolux with the Moving Units, they were alright, kind of shoegazery.
SAT JUNE 4 STEPHEN MALKMUS $15 mainstage 9:30 Black Cat
Former lead singer of Pavement, a band I really like. His solo stuff is good too. "The Hook" is an awesome song. I bet it will sell out fast.
THU Jun 16 Architecture in Helsinki(Australia) w/The Postions, Parlour Scouts & Head of Femur DC9
I gave Architecture in Helsinki's first CD a pretty bad review, but I'll give them a second chance. And I saw Head of Femur awhile ago in Philly and they were pretty good. They sound kind of like a poppier, less moody (i.e. less Oberst-y) Bright Eyes, partially because a lot of the guys in the band are in Bright Eyes. I wrote a long review of their first CD earlier.