Tonight was Electric President, Astronautalis, and Alias & Tarsier at Good Records. All in all, it was pretty enjoyable. Ashley joined me up there a little bit before the show started because we both didn't want to go alone! First to play was Electric President, the only one of the bands that I had ever heard before the show. I enjoyed their set, although it did seem a little shorter than all of the others. They are playing at Hailey's on Tuesday but I went to the in-store because I wouldn't be able to go to the show. I thought they were playing when I got up to the store because I could here them from outside but they were just going through sound check. I had about 30 minutes or so to browse the store, and I'm glad I did because it was only the second time I had been there, and the last time I saw the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, which was packed. Anyway, Electric President was good. They played Insomnia, Good Morning Hypocrite, Ten Thousand Lines, and another song that I didn't know (but don't quote me on all of that).
Next, was Astronautalis and I was surprised. I really had no idea what to expect but I guess that was good. He is a rapper/singer/guy who can talk/sing really fast. He was also very funny. He set aside some time in his already short set to freestyle. He wanted us to know that he hadn't made anything up ahead of time so he had us pick some topics for him to rap about and he chose:
1. Queen Latifah
3.The Skunk Ape
4. New York from Flavor of Love
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, MY REQUEST
So he's going through his freestyle (which had a slow jam beat) and he's getting towards the end and he FORGETS TO RAP ABOUT BEARDS. I mean come on. That was the most important topic! When he finished, he said "So yeah I think that was all of 'em" and I shouted out "BEARDS!" and he was like "OH SHIIIIIT DAMN!" But, despite his forgetfulness, he's still an okay guy in mybook.
After Astronautalis, there was Alias & Tarsier. Apparently, their set was "chillllll", which they claimed was the theme of the night, in honor of Electric President. I was going to leave after a couple of their songs (Ashley left after one) but once they started playing, I figured that it might be nice to just sit down and leave when they were done. I wouldn't really want people to leave in the middle of my set. They were alright. Not too many funny jokes or anything, just a quiet set. I'm so glad that I've been getting back into the swing of things.
NEXT POST: I will be posting my interview with Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu. Yes that's right. Keep in touch for more.