First time I ever caught Xiu Xiu live was at Berbati's Pan in Portland back in 2005. I actually showed up to the show to catch the opening act, Okay, which has absolutely nothing in common with Xiu Xiu. Nothing!
Anyway, following Okay and then a second noise outfit (Das Yellow Swans) onto the stage step a guy and a girl who put forth the most awe inspiring performance I've ever witnessed. Not sure I've ever seen someone so entrenched in the noise they were making.
The show ends. I have goosepoops. I'm scared. I'm excited. I'm drained. I head to one of the Portland morgues and embalm two bodies. I'll never be the same.
Post by Dr. Burrito Crane on Jun 6, 2012 16:56:22 GMT -8
In my mind, Lightning Bolt is hardcore punk of the 21st century.
That being said, I could see myself not liking Fucked Up and deeming it "retro bullshit". Or I will just fucking get high and party.
I just love that Lightning Bolt is the opener. Its like when I saw Deerhoof opening for of Montreal earlier this year, and the of Montreal fans got the fuck out of my way and let me freak out to the better band when I was peak stoned.
Melvins are going to be doing their 50 states in 50 days thing later this year, but there's no Oregon date yet. Oregon is just listed as a on their site right now. Their Seattle date is during Musicfest NW... so maybe they'll be playing one of the free Nike shows this year?
I'm liking it. The worst day is Saturday, which is the only day I have to miss (MMJ at Edgefield). Fucked Up playing David Comes To Life the night after King Khan shuts down the same venue is fucking rad.