Well, that happened quickly...
Another summer is sliding away, folks. So drink it in while you still can. And you might want to listen to this, one of the best summer songs of all time. Maybe the best.
Here’s a couple shows that might help…
Friday, August 1st
The Pitch Music Showcase at a bunch of venues in Westport
25 local bands and DJs are taking part in this deal, including Rev Gusto, La Guerre, Stik Figa, Oils, and many more. But not the ACBs or the Shy Boys. Nope, they’ll be at the Replay instead. Check out the full schedule over at the Pitch’s website.
Saturday, August 2nd
Buzz Under the Stars Night 2: Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, and Gogol Bordello at Sandstone Amphitheater
This is a pretty cool lineup for 96.5’s summer show. I’m most excited to see Queens of the Stone Age, fresh off the release of their latest album, 2013’s Like Clockwork. It’s pretty rockin’, as most Queens stuff is. Here’s what Pitchfork’s Stuart Berman said of the record:
“(L)ike Jack White (with whom [lead singer] Homme occasionally shares custody of keyboardist Dean Fertita), Homme knows how to reinvigorate well-worn classic-rock influences by filtering them through his peculiar personality, and this is where …Like Clockwork really comes alive: The monstrous groove of “If I Had a Tail” imagines how Zeppelin would have turned out if they had survived disco, while the moonage-daydreamy verses of “Kalopsia” are deviously upended by a Ziggy-wiggy, stardust-covered crunch.”
And of course, there’s the Killers, who’ve topped the charts with about a dozen different singles including Mr. Brightside, Bones, When You Were Young, Read My Mind, etc. Get your emo pants on.
You do have emo pants, right?