So apparently posting blogs at 2 a.m. after a full day trudging up and down Main Street is not terribly effective. The message posted this morning has vanished, as has some of my enthusiasm, but I'll try my best to relive the moment:
I'm riding an indie-rock high!! Not sure if Sundance organizers intentionally pack their music lineup with bands like Death Vessel or if I'm simply strapped with the most efficient Pitchfork/GorillaVsBear radar. Whatever the case, Vessel--which is mostly just Joel Thibodeau and his gorgeous, high-pitched woman voice--appeared at the Star Bar last night for Sub Pop Records Washington Party showcase, along with The Album Leaf and Low. His performance was truly amazing. Watch for him. Better yet, pick up his 2005 release, Stay Close. Now.
Also, a special shout out to Star Bar staff for helping me out without a hint of attitude. Hoorah for locals!
Today, Chris Stills will be at the BMI/Turning Leaf lounge after which Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (and maybe M. Ward) perform at the Kimball Art Center. Not sure if it's open to the public, but it's definitely worth trying to get in. (Jamie Gadette)