I made it to the Scientific/Seldom/Pedro the Lion show on Friday at the Trocadero in Philadelphia. The sound was a little more big and rock than I was used to experiencing, not often going to the Troc to see shows. It was great to see Scientific live for the first time in more than a year. Christian and Janie added the guys from Seldom (KC, Casey, and Yuuki) and Dave Bazaan to fill out the new songs. The recordings I’d heard have been very technical and angular, but live, the sounds had a warmer, more floating feel, recalling their debut s/t cd at times, but also continuing to progress in a new direction. Seldom was as good as I’d seen in the past, but didn’t seem to play any new songs, really. It’s always fun to see Pedro and with Christian playing some super noisy guitar, the songs sounded quite a bit different than previous shows. It was great being able to see everyone again, especially Christian and Janie.
After the show, a few of us went to our friend Courtney’s house for a Halloween party. Courtney was dressed up as a dead Laura Palmer and Ethan was Joey Ramone. We were all lame, having not dressed up prior to the show. Oh well.
Saturday, I met up with my friends Rich, Matt, and Emily. Matt is the singer/guitarist for Ply and he and Emily now live about 6 blocks away from me. Anyhow, we met for a late breakfast and spent most of the day hanging out, eating, drinking, chatting.
Sunday, I said good-bye to my Mississippi house guests (who were in NYC on Saturday, but were back Sat night) after visiting Pat’s Steaks for the third time in 2 weeks. We also went to Termini Brothers to send them off with bellies filled with Canoli, too.
This Friday, at the Mill in Lititz, PA, Reels of White Softly Flow will be playing with Saxon Shore (instrumental band from upstate NY). White Trash Inc. (Orchestra) will also play and the show will be a 7″ release party for their Norwegian 7″, Pet Cats Get 2000 Credits, on Milk & Honey records. Be there.
I added several new releases to the on-line store today. Be sure to check them out.