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"Music is a spiritual expression of what's in your heart. Music as a way of getting rich is a pretty new thing, and I often wonder if the mega-bucks glitzy atmosphere is making the quality of music suffer. You have to work really hard to get around that and remember why you're in it in the first place: because you have to be. It's like an addiction. You can't go a day without picking up your guitar. To me, the only commercial goals that are really valid are, 'Boy, I wish I didn't have to go to work. I wish I could do this all the time."
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Hello Cleveland

posted 9:54 AM by CheezLog

Greetings, Bathtub Ginners. It’s been a while since I made an appearance on this blog. It’s great to be back. So, here’s the scoop. I’m gonna be your eyes and ears for all good music that’s not jam-based. With that said, lets get started. I caught three shows recently and here's a quick review of each.

Wilco (6/25, Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY)
Tweedy and company haven’t played the New York-area since their New Year’s Eve ’04 Madison Square Garden show, so it was great to see them again. They played one night in Jersey, one in Manhattan, and one in Brooklyn- all of which sold out quickly. I was lucky to score a ticket to the Hammerstein show since they were gone in less than two minutes. I’ve seen this band close to ten times now and I’m still not tired of seeing them play live. They truly are one of the great live rock bands. Tweedy was in a happy and talkative mood on this particular night which made the show even more enjoyable. They played a solid two hours with two encores and sounded great. Several songs from Sky Blue Sky made it to the setlist, all of which sound better live than on the CD. Wilco’s guitar maestro, Nels Cline, was a crowd favorite and melted faces all night. He’s amazing, yet Nels stands out like a sore thumb from the rest of the band. Due to this fact, I wonder how long Tweedy will keep him in the band. Everyone knows that Tweedy will only allow one superstar in the band and that's himself. Regardless, Nels is fucking awesome. And I can’t say enough about Glenn Kotche on drums. Cheezlog’s rating of this show: Two thumbs up.

The New Pornographers/Midlake (7/4, Battery Park, New York NY)
TNP played a free outdoor 4th of July concert at Battery Park in downtown Manhattan. The sold out show was plagued my rain and sound problems, but was a good show nonetheless. The band isn’t currently touring which explained their rusty playing. On a positive note, Neko Case performed with the band which was awesome! Denton, Texas band, Midlake, opened the show. This was my first Midlake experience and I found their music to be bland. Most of their songs sound similar. They were fine for an outdoor concert, since I was able to lie down and take a nap, but their set would be torture at a club. Here’s pictures from the show:

Menomena (7/13, River to River Festival, South Seaport, New York NY)
I’d been looking forward to this show for several months and Menomena didn’t disappoint. The River to River Fest hosts free concerts each Friday night on the South Seaport docks and manages to bring in a lot of big name indie acts including The National, Battles, and Spoon. It’s a great place to see a show because it’s right on the water with the Manhattan skyline behind you. But back to Menomena. Roughly 1500 showed up for this show, making it the largest audience the Portland, Oregon trio has played in front of. Each band member plays multiple instruments and sings, which was fun to watch. If you haven’t heard Menomena, here’s two videos from the band:

* Wet and Rusting (
* Rotten Hell – Great video! (

And finally, to everyone who attended the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago last weekend (, I’m jealous of you. This year’s lineup easily trumps many of the endless festivals that are taking place this summer. Pitchfork has become the premiere festival for cutting edge hip-hop, indie rock, and electronic music. I hope to make it to the festival next year.





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