I have recently gotten comments, from presumably new readers, about my show reviews that are a variation on the theme "hey, idiot, what kind of a show review doesn't talk extensively about the bands that played." invariably, it's about a band i've seen and written about a million times, so your comment, stupid commenter, merely indicates that you never read this blog & don't know what you're talking about.
I went to check out the Prayers opening for the Roots last night @ UCSD. Love the college environment, and the fact that Kevin Highland does more to pair local acts with touring headliners then any other booker in San Diego. Shame on you, professional bookers. I think it is important to emphasize the significance of local bands playing "big stages". How else are they supposed to practice working that "big stage magic"?
The Prayers sounded great last night, playing before a crowd that... um... crowd surfed, not to CSS or Rage Against the Machine, but to the Prayers. God bless the college kids. The Prayers are heading to the UK next week with SESAC Josh and I'm sure it will be a "laddish" affair. A charming group of gentlemen, really. They played some new songs, the new songs were very good. Interesting. And of course there's the cover of Madonna's "Cherish" that you've listened to on myspace yeah? So consider this my unqualified endorsement.
I'm driving out to the Imperial Valley today to go see some clients, and then to join fifty on their heels at Plaza Sol in mexicali (hint! Mapquest has a non searchable, but viewable and scaleable map of Mexicali for your driving pleasure). I'll be staying at the John Jay Best Western in El Centro. El Centro's newest hotel! That's key when your talking about the lower end of the chain hotel spectrum.
I might go check out a flick at the Ultrastar Imperial Valley Cinemas or take creepy pictures at the new mall that opened in El Centro. I swear, the Imperial Valley is fucking terra incognita for google.
Ha there are only eight yelp reviews for the whole city of El Centro.
And then Mexicali. I represented Mexicali pretty hard back in May. Round 2.