Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Make 'em sweat

I popped over to Zaphod's last night to check out Kalle Mattson, The Darcys and Life In 2D last night and was quite surprised to find a big crowd there. Did the two better-known bands suddenly become big enough to attract 100 people to Zaphod's on a Tuesday? Is Zaphod's air-conditioning that good?!? Was it because of Towel Day? Well, no and no and no. Not to slight the bands, the AC, or the inflatable dolphins, it turns out that Life In 2D has a lot of friends and they apparently all turned out to watch. There was noticeable audience shrinkage as the night progressed. I actually missed about 97% of LI2D's set, so I won't comment on them ... let's just go straight to The Darcys.

The Darcys are just returning from a big tour out west ... and if you've been following along at home you know they were here just last month. Once again, they were energetic and shoegazy. Also they had vests.

Darcys at Zaphod's Beeblebrox
The Darcys at Zaphod Beeblebrox, May 25, 2010

Kalle Mattson finished things off. The audience was down to a couple dozen, but they were quite enthusiastic about the set. I think the band may have invested in a few more effects pedals since I saw them last - they were certainly more raucous. Maybe it's all the touring they've been doing.

Kalle Mattson at Zaphod Beeblebrox
Kalle Mattson at Zaphod Beeblebrox, May 25, 2010

A pleasant way to spend a few hours - definitely a lot more pleasant than my un-cooled apartment.
  • Show reminder: Everlea and The Autumn are at Zaphod's; Mama Cat, Rottaway and Monic rock The Rainbow; Howard Rent A Car is at the Elmdale House.

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