The New Pornographers vs. MGMT vs. Neon Indian (I'll check out MGMT for a bit but I can't miss The New Pornographers, I'll see Neon Indian at Bumbershoot)
if you're in the seattle area, new pornos are in town on july 31st and august 1st. mgmt is also rumored to be playing capitol hill block party in july so you could probably see any of those three bands at sasquatch and still have an opportunity to see the other two within a couple months.
as much as i love camera obscura, every live video of them i've seen bores me to absolute death. i decided i will be skipping their set entirely to catch all of band of horses.
It's a good set if there isn't anything else going on, their albums aren't really powerful to begin with. I will say I've seen BOH four times, and twice were nice open stages, and every time they've been absolutely amazing, you won't miss much not seeing Camera Obscura, unfortunately.
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So, is anyone else torn up as much as me by The Hold Steady and WHY? vs. The National?
WHY? is probably my most looked-forward to but The National was probably number two. I'm probably gonna just catch The National at Marymoor with Okkervil River... but September's a long wait.
I'm completely with you on this one but I think the national is really the best choice. I think the new hold steady record is mediocore but i'm sure they will still put on a good show. Still, the new national is amazing and they are absolutely killer live.
I've seen why? twice in the last 2 years and they are really really good live but I dont think this is the best place to do it. They are awesome in a club and I really don't like the yeti stage (at least last years set up). They are absolutely worth seeing but I would do it next time they come into town.
also ticket price wise: why? - 10 hold steady - 20 national - 30
If you're on the fence i would go see the most expensive one and then catch the others next time they come to town
Post by iwasneveryoung on May 17, 2010 5:40:26 GMT -5
Pavement vs. Dirty Projects = Definitely the worst conflict of all! (I gotta go with Pavement tho, since this is probably the last opportunity to see them. Maybe I'll catch the first song or two of DP.)
Girls - LCD Soundsystem - YACHT - Fruit Bats = crazy cluster fuck. (I'll probably see LCD and Fruit Bats.)
Why? - The National - The Hold Steady - The Very Best = crazier cluster fuck. (I'll probably see Why? then the end of The National)
They Might Be Giants vs. Cymbals Eat Guitars = shitty. (Gotta go old school and see They Might Be Giants, then catch the end of the CEG)
Dr. Dog vs. Craig Robinson = awful. (Gotta go with Dr. Dog tho...)
She & Him vs. The Mountain Goats = kind of disappointing. (Like everyone, I just wanna watch Zooey Deschanel, but The Mountain Goats are one of the greatest bands ever, so I gotta see them.)
MGMT vs. New Pornographers = shitty. (I'll probably try and do half and half.)
Well...Good thing I just told you all of that. I guess it helps to write it out; it helps me get over the pain...