I’m back!

Hey folks. I’m back in the office after taking my holiday-time vacation. Looks like my blog hasn’t been updated in more than two weeks. My apologies for that.

There were a lot of shows going on, a lot happening in music and it seems like I missed it all. Sadly, I didn’t make a single show recently because of all of my family events surrounding Christmas. But I’m back on the wagon tonight, checking out tonight’s sold out show from The Faint at the Waiting Room.

I’ve seen them a ton of times before, but it’s always been at Sokol. I remember back in the day when they used to play the smaller places. It will be interesting to see if and how they scale back their large light and video displays to a smaller place like TWR.

And while I’m not sure that I’ve ever been to a place hotter than a sold out Faint show at Sokol, I imagine that a smaller room like TWR will get even sweatier. Ugh.

(Also, TWR’s Twitter states that “parking blows in benson so we advise you to carpool.” Consider yourself warned.)

If you didn’t get a ticket to the Faint tonight, I highly recommend hitting up Slowdown for the Bear Country release show. I’ve been listening to the seven songs on the 10″ and they’re fantastic. This band will go places if they get some folks to hear these songs (i.e. go out and tour a lot).

The melodies are decidely alt-country and the harmonies are delightful, bordering on pretty. They even make lines such as “the toilet is my favorite place to shit in” sound good.

I can’t wait to get my hands on the vinyl (I’ve been listening to the digital press copy the band sent me) as I imagine it will sound even warmer on my turntable at home.

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