been a bit MIA due to travels to LA for Coachella and a side trip back to San Francisco. as a Coachella newbie, it far exceeded expectations. the festival was phenomenal as were all the bands. it wasn't easy multi-tasking but i did manage to check out quite a few bands. so since everyone has asked, here's who i saw (faves are bolded):
the swell season
death cab for cutie
my morning jacket
simian mobile disco
with the summer outdoor concert season starting in good 'ole nyc, the timing is great! so many bands to check out. here's a great show list if you still need to fill your social calendars.
as for the bay area, caught the SF International Film Festival which is featuring some great films this year. Valse Sentimentale from Greece was just ok but Umbrella was a really interesting documentary coming out of China about the gentrification of rural and urban life...check it out.
also caught The Breeders again at Slim's...good times!
the action packed week wrapped with a fun techno dance party at Mighty with Ellen Alien and Sascha Funke. they're coming to Studio B this sat. for all of us lucky new yorkers.
and just when i thought i over-music'd out, got back into the nyc game with a party @ sullivan room where KBOT's new album was released.
managed to catch the tail end of the tribeca film festival with Fighter...sort of a karate kid/monsoon wedding mash-up.
ah if only every week could be like this :)