Continuing with their 10 Covers/10 Days/ 10 Years project started yesterday with the cover of Moby’s “South Side”, today Tokyo Police Club go back to a soft spot of mine by diving into Jimmy Eat World’s “Bleed American” days (I’m a sucker for Clarity and Bleed American) and they bring with them Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit to sweeten the deal. Definitely worth a listen. Subscribe to Tokyo Police Club’s Soundcloud page for each new cover.
First of all, Samuel T. Herring is a straight up beast. His voice is kinda like, “what?!” You’re slightly not sure if at first you like it but you know you really do - especially when it’s matched with some deep bass and amazing synths. Just look at how into it he gets (ref. photo…
If you’re in Richmond tonight, stop by Sprout at 10pm for my friends’ first FREE show! The band consists of Jimmy Kelly, Cullen MacDonald and Patrick Lewis and they go by the name of Arabia Terra. Their sound is similar to that of Brand New, Thrice, and Republic of Wolves. Great stuff, take a listen!
I highly recommend taking a listen to the acoustic album of Dig Up The Dead. A nice change of pace to an already fantastic album. This version centers in on the emotions in each song, forcing you to focus solely on the lyrics.
I was lucky enough to go see these guys a few days ago in Northern Virginia! Though I had lawn seats, the experience was still amazing. Manchester Orchestra played first. They were great. Truly, Andy Hull sounds just as good, if not better, live. It was unfortunate, though, that the crowd didn’t really seem to appreciate them as much as one would hope.
Andy Hull even said to the crowd “We are a good band, you just don’t know it yet.” Way to have a good sense of humor, Andy!
I do think the majority of the people there were more interested in seeing My Chemical Romance, who played second, and put on an awesome show as well.
Blink 182 came on around 9:30pm - played a fantastic show. It amazes me that, after all these years, they still have the same dedicated fans as back in the 90s and are still expanding their fan base as well. The guys, both charming and hilarious, engaged the crowd during the show and truly gave it their all with each song. A few new songs were played, a lot of popular songs - several from Enema of the State, and a couple really old gems, as well. The encore ended with Travis Barker’s drum solo (which was incredible) and another oldie, but goodie. Great show. Great guys. So glad I got to go - and for only $20!