Despite it's length, this weekend was incredibly rushed. Every night there was somewhere to be or do and no time just to kick back, As a result, I didn't have the time to check out all the albums I thought I would. And this site becomes less relevant by the second.
Saturday night I went to Webster Hall for BRMC openers The Morning After Girls and old favorites Elefant. Didn't stick around for the headliner because, while I'm sure they're awesome live and everything, I've never really gotten into the Motorcycle Club. Nothing against them, but I just don't have the time or energy these days to stand through a droopy two hour set from a band that I hardly know 3 songs of. Armit reviewed the show on Stereogum and took his shots at the venue, which I'm so so sick of hearing. C'mon! I almost devoted a(nother) whole post defending this place today, but lemme say that if you don't like Webster Hall...tough shit. There are NO better options for a club that size. None. Irving comes close, but I can't justify paying $15 surcharges on a $20 ticket to stand in a lifeless box with lifeless fans. Webster has its shortcomings, but I tend to enjoy myself there. Claiming bands should just play 2 or 3 nights at Bowery instead when they come to town is selfish and absurd.
Anywoo...later that night a went out to Rare in the MMMpacking district for The Girls late set. It was good, but different. Read more at Gothamist.
The next night was Motherfucker with the New York Dolls. They put on a SHOW (all caps). It was a good time, tho I'm not the biggest dolls fan or anything. Yesterday I forced myself down to Mercury Lounge for Wolfmother. Glad I did. They were an absolute riot. One of the best crowds I've seen at Merc, which I didn't expect sensing it'd be a buttoned-up industry fuckfest upon walking in. Totally worth checking out. I'm sure you'll be able to catch them at Webster Hall soon. Hopefully in August when it's like 150 degrees in there.