What words are most wise from a blood thirsty youth?
A few hours before the Pretty Girls Make Graves show at the Earl last week, opening act Giant Drag did an instore at Criminal Records, which is a really cool indie record store in Atlanta. Of course I had to go 'cause why wouldn't I want to see Giant Drag three times in five days? Annie and Micah had a nice little audience watching them and they played a fantastic set. Rich over at Cable and Tweed recorded the set and it sounds just as good as when I was in the store hearing it first hand. Listen to their entire set from the instore here. Be sure to listen to all of the banter...it's great! And if you haven't heard the Wicked Game story yet....well, you're in a for a treat :) Which reminds me, she tells it different every time.
Really thouguh, Giant Drag certainly rocks out, and I very much enjoyed the three times I've seen them so far.
Would you believe that I missed The Joggers again!?! I didn't get to the Earl until their second to last song, Back to the Future. I suck. But it looked like the crowd really enjoyed them. Giant Drag was fantastic. And Pretty Girls Make Graves were phenominal. For me, it was just a perfect thing, being right up front watching this band that I ADORE, and hearing them play all of the songs that I love so much. And as if that wasn't enough, Andrea shouted me out three different times during the set, saying "This one is for Shaliza" and "This goes out to Shaliza because I know she came from far away to see us" and "I said it before and I'll say it again, this one's for Shaliza." Andrea Zollo said my name three times in a room full of people. It was so rad! And did I mention that they ended with Speakers Push the Air? It was perfect.
I met Andrea, Derek, J, and Leona later on that night, and they were all just so awesome to me. I just love it when kick ass bands are really cool people in general as well. If Pretty Girls Make Graves plays a show anywhere near you, you better go. Arlene is at their show in Austin right now, and I know she's having a blast. I can't wait for her to tell me all about it. Oh yeah, and tell them I sent ya :)