Posts Tagged ‘The Lawrence Arms’

On Saturday I went to see the Lawrence Arms. They were great as always. They started the night with “Slowest Drink” and ended with “100 Resolutions.” Good times.

While I was at Metro, I grabbed my tickets for the Wild Flag show in April.

Speaking of Wild Flag, they were on Fallon last Friday and played “Short Version.” Check it out over at Stereogum.

So it looks like At The Drive-In is reuniting. Check out the announcement on their webpage. I haven’t seen those guys in over 11 years. I can’t wait to see them again. I’ll be listening to plenty of their music today:

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It’s a new year, let’s get it started right.

  • January 7, 2012 – The Lawrence Arms @ Metro
  • January 20, 2012 – Harpoon, Sweet Cobra @ Cobra Lounge

January 7, 2012 – The Lawrence Arms @ Metro

It’s the Lawrence Arms at Metro, what more do you need to know? This show will be wild and it should be a blast.

 

January 20, 2012 – Harpoon, Sweet Cobra @ Cobra Lounge

I haven’t seen either of these bands before but it looks like it’ll be a good show. I can’t remember the last time I went to a metal show. I’ve never seen a show at Cobra Lounge either. This should be interesting.

Think of your top 5 favorite bands. Do you remember the first time you heard them? Describe it. What song was it? When was it? Etc.

Alkaline Trio
What was the first song you heard by them? “Cooking Wine”
When was this? High school, 1998
How’d you hear it? I downloaded it off of some web page but it was legal. They were promoting the band
Did you like it? Yes, that bass line rocks. Which is kind of weird because I don’t think Alkaline Trio normally has bass-driven songs like that.

Jimmy Eat World
What was the first song you heard by them? “Claire”
When was this? High school, 1996
How’d you hear it? This girl made me a mix tape and this song was on there.
Did you like it? Yes, it’s a slow song but it’s definitely good. At the time, high school me thought it sounded like Smashing Pumpkins.

The Lawrence Arms
What was the first song you heard by them? “An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance”
When was this? High school, 1999
How’d you hear it? I bought the CD and put it into the Discman
Did you like it? Not at all, I was fan of the Broadways but this song just left me disappointed but I like it now for some reason.

Hot Water Music
What was the first song you heard by them? “Difference Engine”
When was this? High school, 1997
How’d you hear it? It was on this Blindspot Distribution CD Sampler.
Did you like it? Yeah but it was kind of weird. The bass line does rock though. It definitely wasn’t like any of the music I was listening to at the time. I got the sampler at a Less Than Jake show if that provides any context.

The Get Up Kids
What was the first song you heard by them? “Coming Clean”
When was this? High school, 1997
How’d you hear it? I bought the CD and it’s the first track so yeah.
Did you like it? Yeah, it was good. I definitely liked this band from the start. High school was filled with lots of Get Up Kids.

[Note: I adapted this from an old Facebook note circa 2008, thanks timeline.]