Saturday, 23 February 2008

Unlikely but true

There is such a thing as a cool anti-drug video:

Trust The Dandy Warhols to manage it.

Dan and I have seen them twice: once in New Orleans a lifetime ago, and just last year in Camden at Electric Ballroom. In N.O., they played House of Blues in the smaller room, The Parish. The place was not packed to capacity, but there were about 250 people. Selling out the main room next door was Cowboy Mouth, a highly annoying jock-rock band with a devoted local following. Unbelievable.

Anyway, the Camden show was good, the Dandys' lush harmonies and insistent marching beats inspiring as much laconic worship as ever, but I think the N.O. show seemed more significant somehow, perhaps because they were playing to an audience that was less likely to find them.

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