Thursday was a strange day on my side with the search for a public computer and an emergency trip to a Radioshack a few miles south of down town. Even so, I was able to fit in a few bands. The day started with an old favorite DeVotchKa on the Radio day Stage in the Convention Center. Then over to NPR’s showcase at The Parish to catch a packed Antlers show.
(Insert break here for bus ride down to Radioshack and meeting some kindred spirit ex-Ohioans on the way.)
Once back in town I checked out Jimmy Gnecco of Ours – with Ours as his backup band at Maggie Mae’s rooftop. Then over to Stubbs for funk singer Charles Bradley and finally TV on the Radio who I’ve been waiting to see since missing their 2005 show with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Beachland Blalroom in Cleveland.
The photo pit was a disaster and we were shuffled in by groups of ten. The first group had two songs to shoot and us, the second group, had in theory two songs as well but were kicked out after our first. It was easier to shoot from the crowd! Even so, their show made up for any mishappenings during the evening.
DeVotchKa on the Radio Day Stage:
The Antlers at their NPR showcase:
Jimmy Gnecco and Ours at Maggie Mae’s rooftop:
Oh that’s right, happy St. Patrick’s day. 6th Street was pretty crowded…
Charles Bradley at Stubbs:
TV on the Radio closed out the night: