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from ARCHIVES - District of Cacophony in category reviews

Arcade Fire @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/6/10

In the past few years I have mostly stopped listening to new indie rock music — a combination of me getting older and also having a whole internet worth of music to explore. Nowadays I get more excited about listening to old-school rockabilly or German folk-punk or classic country as opposed to, like, the new Grizzly Bear . One of the few exceptions, though, is for the Arcade Fire . This band has all the hallmarks of being the kind of thing I won’t like: popularity, pretension, expensive concert…

from ARCHIVES - District of Cacophony in category reviews

Getting behind

I haven’t forgotten this site, just been busy, and my concert-going schedule has slipped a bit lately. But over the next month or two there are a lot of shows that I’m excited about so I have to try to catch back up. Part of the reason I want to keep a record of the bands I see is that I am getting old and forgetful. Last night I went to Fort Reno to see Mass Movement of the Moth and I couldn’t remember whether or not I had seen them before. Before the show, I didn’t think I had. I thought maybe…