Chelsea Light Moving, Mac DeMarco, Merchandise, the Coathangers on Thursday. Thank goodness for Savannah being only 2 hours away and having a festival for bands that I like on their way to SXSW to play.
Apparently super last minute I'm playing SXSW this year if anyone's around (and so I can fit my annoying "Lump brags about dumb shit" posts into 1, apparently I'm opening for Band of Horses in May). Somebody help me figure out how to not die. I'm kinda stressed about this.
I've been seeing this guy's name everywhere the last month or two. I had never heard of him previous to seeing him open for Japandroids in December (which is weird since he lives in Vancouver) and was totally blown away by his performance. I almost thought he was going to steal the show from Japandroids until they came on and I realized that's probably not possible.
I actually just got into him a couple weeks ago, and he happened to be playing that same night. A friend of mine said, "I'm not really that into him, but I bet you would be." He was right.
Nah, this is a bit earlier than that. It's a fairly lo-fi recording of the tour after the split with Angels of Light came out. The band is just the four original members of the band (this was before Ryan went off to live in a monastery or whatever he did). I'd only heard the Self-Titled album before the show so I expected it to be a quiet folky affair. Instead they opened with this:
I was finally able to give this video a viewing at proper volume and OH MY GOODNESS. The Angels of Light split was my first exposure to Akron/Family, and this is actually the specific song that started my obsession. I've seen them do 'Raising the Spark' which is amazing, but I'm always holding out for this one.
Savannah, Georgia has this nice lil' Savannah Stopover festival that bands who are on their way to SXSW stop it. Goin' to a night of it and seein' Chelsea Light Moving, Merchandise, Mac DeMarco, and the Coathangers. Pretty stoked.