Snow Patrol, OK GO, and Silversun Pickups all at the same venue? No problem! Except both nights sold out before I even heard about it. I debated about the Philly show, but I was just too lazy.
Well, what about the Klaxons? That show should rock. Too bad it sold out before I heard about it.
Hey, maybe Robyn Hitchcock is touring again – I stupidly missed him at Maxwell’s last year, and I am dying to see him live. Alright, two nights at the Knitting Factory! Of course, that would have been more useful if I found out more than 50 minutes before the second night.
I completely missed out on the 5 nights of Arcade Fire in February, but I know they’ll be hitting New York City for their full tour. And tickets don’t go on sale until 10 AM March 30th… Aw crap. I even knew about that in advance, but was stuck in my car at the time. Even the Philly show was sold out. But now they’ve added a third NYC show – at Radio City Music Hall! And it’s already sold out…
I can’t miss out on three nights of the Cold War Kids in April or three nights of Beirut in May, can I? Well, if they’re all sold out already I can…
So I’m like 1 for 20 so far this year. That’s a great average. At this point I’ve got to list my MUST SEE shows and order tickets ASAP:
4/6 – Low @ Webster Hall ($20) – Saw them last year, but would love to see them again.
4/14 – The French Kicks @ Maxwell’s ($12) – Can I really make it after the wedding?
4/14 – Calla & Dirty on Purpose @ Bowery Ballroom ($15) – Not sure if I can make either, but now I’ve got a tough choice.
4/17 – Art Brut @ Bowery Ballroom ($16) – My sister says they are awesome live.
4/19 – Balkan Beat Box & Golem ($15) – Alright, now I’m just getting overly ambitious.
4/25 – Faithless @ Webster Hall ($35) – The price is a little steep, but I’ve been needing a good techno show.
4/28 – Dean & Britta @ Maxwell’s ($15) – Luna was always amazing at Maxwell’s.
4/29 – Yo La Tengo @ Webster Hall ($25) – It’s been too long…
5/1 & 5/2 – Peter, Bjorn & John @ Webster Hall ($20) – I wish the new album would hit eMusic.
5/5 – Brightblack Morning Mountain @ Mercury Lounge ($13) – This could be absolutely mesmerizing or dull as all get out.
5/5 – Ted Leo + the Pharmacists @ Webster Hall ($19) – Probably a better bet this night.
5/8 – Blonde Redhead @ Webster Hall ($22) – These guys are just crazy.
5/10 – Sloan @ Maxwell’s ($20) – No way am I missing this one!
5/13 – The Album Leaf @ Bowery Ballroom ($15) – Saw them open for Sigur Ros years ago.
5/28 & 5/29 – The National @ Bowery Ballroom ($18) – Two nights are already sold out. I’ve been listening to them like crazy lately.
5/29 & 5/30 The Bravery @ Irving Plaza ($20) – Do I risk their next album not being a sophomore slump?
6/8 – Joss Stone & Common @ Summerstage ($37.50) – On sale tomorrow morning…
6/15 – Voxtrot @ Webster Hall ($18) – I wish they had more music out.
7/24 – John Mayer & Ben Folds @ PNC Bank Arts Center – I got sick and missed the show Lisa and I had tickets for. But with Ben Freakin’ Folds there, how can I miss?
8/5 – The Police @ Giants Stadium – Holy carp! I’ve already got tickets!
8/9 – Daft Punk @ Coney Island ($47.50) – That’s a lot of money, but did you see their performance at Coachella last year? LEGENDARY!
Alright, that’s way too many then I expected. The MUST SEES are Sloan, Yo La Tengo, Joss Stone, and (obviously) The Police. We’ll see how many others I can actually make it to. If you’re interested in any of them, let me know. Companionship makes it much easier to be an indie geek.