Added by plumpy on January 5, 2006
this is my dream bill!
from Monqui's site:
BELLE & SEBASTIAN
with special guests
The New Pornographers
Thursday, March 23, 2006
8 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR (Map)
Ages: All Ages
On Sale Saturday, January 21 at 10am
Listen: Another Sunny Day
Matador Recording Artist
Style: Chamber Pop
RIYL: Postal Service, Sondre Lerche, Camera Obscura
Saw them at Roseland on 9/11/2001 - can't wait to see them again
(but would rather they were touring with Brakes as they are in the UK).
I also saw the B+S show on 9/11/2001. When they came on stage, they said that they had been watching the television all day and couldn't believe what had happened. The first song they played was The Byrds' "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)." They didn't have the song's lyrics or notes memorized, and played and sang while holding the sheet music. Very moving.
The New Pornographers are one of my favorite current pop bands, so I can't complain much about the pairing. $30 is pretty outrageous, and I missed the last show by both bands because I felt I couldn't justify the expense, but since they're playing together (and I actually have a job now), I figure I can indulge just this once!
re: 9/11 show - yep, I started bawling when they started singing Turn Turn Turn - and again when they closed with Everyday People - odd that one of the best concerts I have ever seen was on the scariest/saddest day of my life - in an odd way it was very life-affirming!
It took me a long time to decide if I was going to the show on 9/11. I had the tickets for a while and was really looking forward to it but then that night i just felt like i could not, or should not. I finally decided to go. Partly because I just could not take the TV anymore and also because I felt that this would be extra special. That show turned out to be the best I attended. The band was great but the (reduced) crowd was also amazing. You could feel a great sense of connection (hard to get at the Roseland) both with the crowd and the band. Very intense.
I just hope that they would play a different local this time. But I? still looking forward to this one.