PREVIEW: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Bowery Ballroom
The show was freaking AMAZING. I was feeling kind of sick (the plague still lingers) but I hauled ass and headed to The Dirtbombs with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Bowery (which was sold out!!)…. Thank god I did. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are one of NYCs greatest bands- hands down. The crowd was rockin’, the band was rockin’, it was a get down and dirty rock-a-thon.
And one of Detroit’s finest, The Dirtbombs, fucking cleaned up as well. It was totally great. Everyone was “shakin’ their ass” (it was the big quote of the evening)- including a certain Miss Karen O, right up in the front going mad and throwing shit on the stage! Utter chaos broke out during the last song, with drum kits being dismantled, band members jumping around the stage, guitars being thrown up in the air… All in all a fantastic night for music! That makes me happy. 🙂
I think you need to give both bands some lovin’- so please check them out the next time their in your neck of the woods. UKers and other European neighbors, that means y’all gotta get geared up for a bit of NYC in April. Get your tickets if you already haven’t. You won’t be sorry. Philly folk can catch the Dbombs tonight in the last show of the east coast tour before they head back home.
…Or lucky Londoners can not only check out The Dirtbombs but also the Von Bondies and THE WHITE STRIPES… all at one show. Do you need me to repeat that? What could be called “THE DAY DETROIT TOOK OVER SHEPHERDS BUSH” is happening, May 2. Damnit. Wish I could go… but alas. It’s all part of some Q concert series that’s making me foam at the mouth because it’s so amazing: Ed Harcourt, CTC, ESP, British Sea Power, Alfie, MHS, Alison Goldfrapp (DJ set), Kosheen, Simian… shoot me now.
And the new White Stripes album is gonna be called “Elephant.” And Ms. Meg will sing on the album.
Yeah, I don’t get the Valensi-De Cadnet thing either. Link from the Strokes bb (which I hadn’t checked in weeks).
Music of the moment: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs EP; Ultraglide In Black, The Dirtbombs; What’s the Story Morning Glory?, Oasis; Wonderland, The Charlatans UK; From Here On In, South; When It’s All Over…, Snow Patrol; “You Got To Leave” EP, The Bees; Free All Angels, Ash; The White Stripes, The White Stripes.
Ash or Starsailor? Dude, I just saw the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Dbombs- how can I even think of answering a question like that? But if I had to… Ash… because I wouldn’t kick Tim out of bed for eating crackers either… nor any other member of Ash.