Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Stuck in the middle

Once again, Wednesday finds me with nothing much to say and little time in which to not say it. So here's the Stranger saying something instead:

(Jules Maes Saloon) The last time "Awesome" played Neumo's, opening for BOAT and Harvey Danger, I wrote about the show on Line Out, although I didn't write about the "Awesome" set, because I'd showed up too late to see it. A Line Out commenter commented: "It's tragic that this article didn't address the amazing show that is/was "Awesome." When seven slightly older guys take to the stage and only one of them is holding a guitar amongst the trumpets, clarinets, saxophones, mandolins, banjos, etc. etc. etc., you may panic, but it was so much fun and so funny...." For years I've been given a hard time for writing about "Awesome" too much; suddenly I'm getting a hard time for not writing about them enough. They have been twice shortlisted for a Stranger Genius Award. Their fans include Jonathan Safran Foer and Miranda July. Their sound is a mix of bong pop, prog rock, light (white?) soul, and carnival-falling-down-a-stairwell. This is the first time they've ever played Georgetown. CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE
The show occurs this Saturday, January 19 at the historic Jules Maes Saloon. Come help us welcome Basil back to the rhythm section, enjoy the Half Brothers cd-pre-release show, and delight in Jose Bold's reprise of his December Songs. What to expect: lots of us drifting on and off stage throughout the night, happily adding to/puckishly distracting from the proceedings. What not to expect: a carnival falling down a stairwell. (We couldn't secure a permit.)

5 comments:

Rae said...

seven slightly older guys? I feel old now.

Rob said...

Guys! I got the permit for the carnival falling down the stairwell. The problem is it's only valid in the state of Missouri. I'll be waiting for my cue.

David said...

sweet! Let's move this show to Branson!

johnO said...

Rob: always comes through, even thousands of miles away.

Pete said...

Sweet! Finally, an Awesome show in beer-throwing territory! See you gents there on Saturday...