Troika Music Festival at Joe & Jo's Downtown
grady at ibiblio.org
Thu Aug 25 09:40:23 EDT 2005
Hey Lou, do you sit on your Honda Scooter while you're checking your AOL
You actually spelled Quarantines correctly. Guess all that stuff they
say about Speed helping you use more of your brain must be the truth.
I didn't make it to the first night (I suspect that, like me, many
people were forced to admit that there's only so much sleep they can
lose in one work-week, and have picked-and-chosen accordingly) but there
was a decent crowd at Joe & Jo's last night. Half of them were in bands,
but that's kinda par for the course in a town where half of *everybody*
is in a band, or so it seems sometimes.
Jaguaro & Hotel Motel rocked like they always do (best Hot-Mot set yet,
I think, at least of the ones I've seen) but the standout for me was
Maple Stave, who had to play a short set because their guitarist was
jetting to Raleigh to play in another band (Port Huron Statement, maybe?
I missed the details on that), so they crammed all their energy into
those 3-4 songs in 20 minutes. They do this thing where one or the other
of them will yell wordlessly, seemingly at random, and in other
circumstances/bands it could seem contrived, but last night it seemed
like they were just playing so hard they couldn't fucking help it.
As far as Tuesday goes, I haven't heard anything about the turnout at
Wetlands in Chapel Hill, but if I'd been going out I would've headed
there rather than Joe & Jo's, and not just because Chapel Hill is closer
to home, so maybe turnout was better over there . . .
Either way, y'all daren't miss Ricky Dollars tonight at J&J's, and then
your 10-o-clock hour is gonna be fukt because you'll have to choose
between the WiggRpt-> Prayers&Tears-> MtnGoats lineup at the
coffeehouse, or my current (on CD, at least--haven't seen them) new
obsession Opening Flower Happy Bird at J&J's, or the New Fall Season of
Ticonderoga at Local 506.
Lou Reed wrote:
> Opening night of TROIKA in Durham was lame last eve. Nobody came out.
> What a let down. The bands were ok. The Quarantines (probably spelled
> wrong) were the standout act.
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