Anyway. They're from the first night. The Ballet headlined. I got there in time to see My Teenage Stride, who were on just before and are always consistently good live. I was a little disappointed that a lot of the crowd cleared out before the Ballet took the stage. and surprised as I think they were the best band on the bill. I thought they played great and Greg told a nice little endearing story about KFC that had us all laughing. Every time I see him, I think of Billy Bragg's line "just because you're gay, I won't turn you away". hee. I'm really excited about the new album that should come out this year. I miss the violin (and cello) but the new songs are fantastic. I love when they do their cover of Magnetic Fields Take Ecstasy With Me because that's one of my favorites but whenever the MF's do it, Claudia sings it and I think she totally butchers it.
Great line from a great song indeed!
Gosh! I did not know they they covered that Magnetic Fields song with any regularity (or at all)! I wonder if they did it at their London show here earlier this year. Wow!
yubo wrote:Cats on Fire were ON FIRE. They were my favorite last year but their new album wasn't doing much for me so I wasn't as excited to see them again, but wow. They sounded incredible and Matthias is definitely meant for the stage.
That sounds like something I would say! :D They were just incredible at last year's Popfest, weren't they? Like you I am not smitten with the new album either but I can't wait to see him prance about the stage again. *swoon*
Oh! but while we were having dinner a few doors down, I think I spotted B&S's Bob Kildea. Is it him? What do you think?
You took this Sunday night? Then it probably was him! He was in Chicago on Saturday night with the Vaselines and then they played New York tonight!