Find my Super Bowl thoughts on SlowBreaker...
Tonight: nothing going on, at least I don't think. Alert me if I'm supposed to be watching something because I actually have time to relax a bit on Monday nights. What sucks is that the Bulls have games tomorrow and Wednesday, and I have work and night class respectively, so I'll miss both.
While we're here, I did go to a few cool concerts this weekend.
On Friday I attended "90's Seattle Grunge Night" at the Abbey Pub, which featured covers bands of Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Nirvana. I've really been rediscovering my 90's alt rock roots over the last few months, and Nirvana might just be my favorite band of that era. 'Nevermind' obviously has tons of mainstream hype, but when you listen to it you really realize that every song is a true gem. That album is flawless. The follow up, 'In Utero', is nearly as good, and I think anyone that even kind of likes music would be blown away by the MTV Unplugged sessions.
Anyways, we missed the first two bands (which is fine with me because I've never listened to AIC and actively dislike Pearl Jam), but got there just in time to catch the "Nirvana" set. I'd assume Nirvana is a pretty tough band to cover - they make a shit load of noise for just three instruments and who could possibly replicate Cobain's screams? - but I thought the band was pretty good, though I think I was the only one of my friends that was digging it. I'll concede that all cover bands are pretty lame, but it's not like you're going to listen to Nirvana songs live any other way.
Interesting note one: I think they said the band was made up of brothers.
Interesting note two: they were all Indian.
The only thing that really bothered me was that they called themselves 'Nevermind', which is just insanely uncreative.
The next night I went to an acoustic show with Matt Pryor, Chris Conley, and the guys from Bayside and Thrice. It was solid, but Pryor only played three Get Up Kids' songs, which was kind of disappointing.
The highlight of the show had to the be the covers. The dude from Bayside opened with "Good Fucking Bye" and played "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" and "Sorrow" by Bad Religion. Then all four guys closed out the show with a cover of "Linoleum" by NOFX. The whole thing would have been enough to melt BobbyStompy's fragile emo heart.
Two nostalgia shows in the same weekend! Listening to bands I used to like when I was 16 is makin' me feel old.
But yeah, sports. Maybe now that football is over interesting stuff will happen more often. I'm dying over here.