Saturday night Missy and I headed out to The Earl in East Atlanta to see WILD FLAG, the indie rock super group comprised of members of Helium, The Minders, and Sleater-Kinney. We're long-time fans of all the aforementioned bands, so we were especially excited to see this show. Also on the bill were the equally awesome YELLOW FEVER and SHANNON WRIGHT...
Yellow Fever were angular and arty, and the drummer was sporting a STILL FLYIN' t-shirt:
Shannon Wright was sludgy and grungy and she caused spontaneous involuntary head banging:
Wild Flag brought the ROCK...not Duane-whats-his-face, but the actual Spirit of Rock-N-Roll. They launched the Spirit of Rock into the audience and it crowd surfed all night. The band performed a tongue-in-cheek version of THE ROLLING STONE's "Beast of Burden" for their encore, and all was right with the world...
FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Wild Flag!
RAOUL - Wild Flag, Shannon Wright, and Yellow Fever at The Earl in Atlanta this past weekend. Awesome show.
WORST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Running out of gas on the way home (good thing we were in walking distance to the house)
RAOUL - Daylight Savings...booooo.
FUNNIEST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Asking Gary for his cheesecake brownie after telling him I was gluten-free, while I was eating pancakes.
RAOUL - Coming up with funny alternate names for that "As Seen On TV" product that covers your cleavage.
WORD OR PHRASE OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - "Hay cake"
RAOUL - "Peek-A-Boob"
FAVORITE MEAL OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - 45 rpm pancakes at The Grit.
RAOUL - Super nachos and creamsicle Coke at Willy's.
THREE THINGS ON YOUR TO-DO LIST FOR THIS WEEK?
MISSY - Buy a Furminator, use the Furminator on Nilla, clean out Nilla's box.
RAOUL - Finish Alexandria's mixtape, finally repack Adriano's turntable, yardwork.
PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY - Spinanes, My Bubba & Mi, Yellow Fever
RAOUL - Sebadoh, Spinanes, Small Factory, Abe Vigoda, Fools Gold, Werewolves, Yellow Fever, Hot Chip, Mark Robinson, Electronic, Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Desolation Wilderness, Friends Forever, Wolf Parade, OFWGKTA, Trojan Records' Mod Reggae Vol.2 box set, the Pod F. Tompkast.