This show was pretty good, although I can't think of a show I've ever been to at a record store that wasn't a good show. There's something about watching some bands while standing next to a bunch of records that makes you feel
I missed Teen Destroyer (greatest most-generic-band-name-ever) and walked in just as Lost Riots (second-greatest... uh, never mind) were finishing up. Lost Riots is where Noel from The Field Recordings ended up, as the drummer, in case you were wondering. Then Birth of Flower played, and I swear I'm not just kidding when I say they're probably the best band in CT right now, although some of that is because the 5 or 6 of the bands that I used to like better have all broken up or slowed down a lot, so congratulations guys, really. Actually I should stop being such a dick because they were nice enough to give me one of their "Bristol Thinks We Suck" tour tapes plus a copy of "Deity" on CD-R, meaning I could finally listen to it without having to use Bandcamp all of the time. I rocked "Deity" in the car pretty much every day on the way back and forth to work last week, which is when it really sunk in how much the "Jesus died for somebody's sins..." beginning to "Shield of Achilles" rips off Patti Smith; they even snuck in the tune to "Gloria" in there. I was like, man, these guys got some balls for doing that, but then I read the part where it was intentional. Boy, I'm sure stupid sometimes.
Powerblessings played last (just like when they were in Little League), and I think their first three songs were all newer songs, and they all ripped. My guess is that the 12" that they just finished recording is gonna be awesome. Jon had a bullhorn that he kept messing with, but it didn't really work too well, you could almost hear him better when he was just shouting without using any mic at all. I guess that's a metaphor for the hopelessness and fruitlessness that comes with being the lead singer of Powerblessings. The bass player had on a Moving Targets t-shirt, which was pretty rad, almost as rad as when I went to Whitney House (I think it was the Slug Guts show) and there were two guys there, one wearing a Sockeye t-shirt and the other one wearing a Toughskins t-shirt. That was truly fucking brilliant.
"Shield of Achilles"