Felt like it was time to share ...
This weekend stands to be possibly the most exciting of the year ... at least in terms of musical experience. It all kicks off with a free concert with War tonight in the ROC. War, what is it good for? How about a free show, a couple of beers, a decent outdoor venue, and a genuinely funkified jam session. Yes the beer is watered down. Yes there are sure to be a lot of rods also there. But it will be hard to not have a good time.
Followed by the Rockin at the Knox show. Hello Atlas Sound, Hello National. Color me excited!! Plus, i somehow managed to get a press pass for the show. I can't lie, I'm fucking stoked about that. It's like the cherry on top of a sundae, except on friday, and a press pass instead of a weird fruit.
Check buffalorising.com for my review afterward. I'm def a bit nervous that I'll be able to do the readers justice. Certainly I'll try and do my best to prop the event up. Even if it turns into a shitty show the fact that the Albright had the stones to put together such an interesting lineup makes it worth lending some backing support regardless of actual turnout.
In all my years in Rochester, even with the increasing popularity of the Jazz fest (which is kind of a poorly managed event, but that rant will be saved for later) no one has ever brought a legitimately decent lineup of rock acts that parallels the Knox show.. If there is any time to make the comparison as to how Rochester matches up against Buffalo culturally here is yet another prime example of why a big back yard, a driveway, and clean suburbs isn't necessarily all one needs in life.
And if it weren't for the presser I would probably have just tried to catch the show for free by setting up a lawn chair and a giant refreshing cocktail down in the fucking epic setting Albright has going on and just sit back and take in the show. God ... what a cool situation to be in.
And that's not even the best part...
Call it what you will ... Tonapalooza, Tonnaroo, Tonchella ... is going down on saturday. The lineup? Oh how about every favorite band of mine ever ... well ... not quite, but fucking epic nonetheless ...
Broken Social Scene
Band of Horses
not to mention Timber Timbre .. which admittedly i have not sunk my teeth into yet, but buzz is buzz and they're a buzz band.
Should be fudging epic music weekend ... probably won't update this space but you can check my nerd spew over at BR.com. I am slated for 3 posts this weekend. Heyo!