Went to Hiro Ballroom, straight from work. This is my third show there. Lee was meeting me there. Met a couple of nice, interesting people Jason and Kate (I feel really bad because I’m not sure if his name is Jason or James – it was something with a J) and asked to share their booth. The opening act Sara Bareilles was good. Her voice sounded a bit like Sara McLachlan with Norah Jones and some slight Tori Amos going on. Not bad singers to be compared to….
Aqualung were fun as ever with a mix of old and new songs and cute banter. Pressure Suit is available as of today. I finally have a women’s aqualung shirt….damn American Apparrel….some of their XLs fit and some of them don’t….the cute Memory Man shirt fits! Lee and I both wanted shirts, the trouble was they didn’t take credit cards and we didn’t have cash so we ran out to get money from a nearby ATM (at the bodega where I ran to get batteries during the Robyn Hitchcock/Mark Pickerel gig)….the stupid machine wouldn’t take my card but did take Lee’s card. We ran back and the doors to the venue were closed….we weren’t too worried because the drummer was outside smoking a cigarette but I had left my camera with Jason and Kate and we definitely needed to get back in there….thankfully Jason thought to come out to open the door for us….
We then got to talk to Matt and I asked him to sign the Strange and Beautiful poster I got at the closing Tower Records (R.I.P) for me and Kevin….Kevin sent me their music originally and Strange and Beautiful and Brighter than Sunshine were a part of our soundtrack for our long-distance relationship. We used to listen to them together/apart.
Below are photos and videos from the show and a link to their CDs on Amazon: