Sunday, August 21, 2016

PJ Harvey Danger

Last week Wednesday (August 17th) I was browsing through my email on campus and happened to see Goldenvoice's announcement for a 2nd show being added for PJ Harvey... BUT at the Fonda Theatre instead of the Shrine. I jumped on this opportunity immediately and glad it wasn't sold out *yet* at the time. I was ecstatic and luckily I had solid plans for the coming Friday evening.

I like the Fonda alot as being a big enough and not too small to cater to a musician such as PJ Harvey. Tickets were inexpensive ($35, but with fees it came out to $46) compared to the Shrine ($75 which includes all the fees). I was lucky that I didn't buy a ticket for the Thursday evening show.

This was the first time seeing PJ Harvey and of all years I have been a fan--I never sought out to get tickets for other past events. Boy, am I glad I did tho. It was definitely worth it and I heard ppl complain that the set was too new-album-centric, but nonetheless I was a happy boy to see her finally. No opener PLUS they didn't play any music prior to the set beginning at 930PM that Friday night.

PJ Harvey was backed by 9 guys in her band. It started off almost like a marching band which was unique and cool. I didn't know what to expect, but it was all around a good time indeed.

Tired... g'nite!

We Introduce Yourself A Lot

Wow, I had bought my ticket expecting them to sell out the day they went on sale (~early June). I thought it would be an intimate acoustic performance with Chuck Mosley and friends, but what a night it was for 1986 Faith No More to play the Troubadour. It was magnificient! They announced last week that Chuck was playing with the rest of Faith No More, sans Patton of course, to celebrate the reissue of their 1st album, We Care A Lot.

I got into FNM when Headbanger's Ball started to rotate the video for "From Out of Nowhere" and bought the cassette eons ago. After getting into FNM, I started to dig deeper for the older stuff--the 1st 2 albums. I loved the songs that Chuck Mosley sang on. About the same time, I discovered Mr. Bungle and saw them at the Palace with Melt-Banana who confused the f**k out of me that night. Bungle was on tour for Disco Volante but played whatever the hell they wanted to.

But to get back on track, Chuck Mosley performed acoustically for 25min of deep and rough cuts from his career. He even wore a black shirt that said "Failed Artist." Not so, Chuck, not so. Introduce yourself was one of my favorite albums back in the day. Here's the entire set. Oh yeah, Chuck played an additional song with the 2nd act who's name escapes my brain: Greg Jacoby? Mah, I'm tired, have school in the afternoon, but I'm pooped! Enjoy these sets!