Last weekend was my grandmother’s Celebration of Life. It would have been her 92nd birthday. We all had margaritas (it was also Cinco de Mayo; I had three) and told funny stories about her life. It was a blast, a good closure and celebration to a woman who meant a lot to a lot of people.
Upon returning on Monday, I took a trip out to Anacortes and The Business, picking up the new Cloud Nothings LP, Attack On Memory, which served as inspiration for tonight’s show.
The album, as I note in my review, reminded me of bands from the mid- to late-90s, and even early 2000s. The pre-mainstreaming of emo, which ultimately tarnished the genre to absolute ridiculousness. It was unfortunate, as many bands were phenomenal musicians and created some pretty great work.
The second part of the show was dedicated a bit more toward some avant garde thanks to the second record I picked up at The Business: Nat Baldwin’s People Changes.
The bolded items below link to pages where you can download or sample the selected track or read more about the artist. For your sampling pleasure, Mission of Burma’s “Dust Devil” is a link to download the mp3.
Here’s the track list:
“The D In Detroit” by The Anniversary off Designing A Nervous Breakdown
“Outro In No Minor” by The Anniversary off Designing A Nervous Breakdown
“My Funeral Party” by The Gloria Record off Start Here
“Morale Is Low” by Jejune off R.I.P.
“But The Regrets Are Killing Me by American Football off American Football LP
“Gloria” by Mineral off Power Of Failing
“Silver” by Mineral off Power Of Failing
“Our Plan” by Cloud Nothings off Attack On Memory
“Dust Devil” by Mission Of Burma off Unsound (mp3 link)
“Wasted Days” by Cloud Nothings off Attack On Memory
“Marigold & Patchwork” by The Appleseed Cast off The End of the Ring Wars
“Stars” by The Appleseed Cast off The End of the Ring Wars
“Black Angel” by Neighbors off John In Babeland
“(They Found Me In The Back Of) The Galaxy” by The Intelligence w/ Kelley Stoltz off 7″
“Oranges” by Electricity In Our Homes off Dear Shareholder
“Try Me out Sometime” by Broncho off Can’t Get Past The Lips
“Who Could Win A Rabbit” by Animal Collective off Sung Tongs
“Weights” by Nat Baldwin off People Changes
“Lifted” by Nat Baldwin off People Changes
“Tak Terbatas” by Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat Dan Singa off Malaikat Dan Singa