Brand New played an intimate “greatest hits” show tonight in LA that I sure as fuck wish I could have been at. A month or so ago, when I heard about this show, I started looking at tickets to get down there and see these — but with the holidays coming up and there being a lot of uncertainty in the air, I decided I couldn’t make the financial commitment. Even for Brand New. Somedays I hate being responsible.
Some observations from the set-list (it’s below for those curious): I think it’s a great mix of songs and find it interesting that they closed in the TDAGARIM era. My (not all that informed) opinion of that is that they know those are the fan favorites. What I mean by that is: why not play all the albums in order and close with the Daisy hits and then “Soco”? I think, oddly, that’s something worth paying attention to. This has always been a very aware band (regardless of the gossip) and it makes me speculate a little on the direction they may go on the next album. They do care about the fans and their audience. I’ve always had a hunch the band would make a more pop-styled album at some point and I wonder if they’d do it now? If they went in the direction of “Demo 2” from the Fight Off Your Demons demos? That would certainly be something.
I just have this gut-feeling they’re not going to go the Daisy route again — but it is Brand New — they could throw us all for a loop and I wouldn’t be that surprised.
1. The Shower Scene
2. Logan to Government Center
4. Seventy Times Seven
5. Sic Transit Gloria
6. I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light
8. Me v. Maradona v. Elvis
9. Quiet Things
10. Tommy Gun
12. In a Jar
13. Bought a Bride
14. Flying at Tree Level
15. Moshi Moshi
20. You Won’t Know
21. Soco Amaretto Lime
Anonymous asked: Hey Carly, I's new to LA and want to go to a show at VLHS but can'f find the address of the warehouse anywhere. Could you help me out?
420 666th St. #69
As promised: I won’t be posting anything from Brand New’s shows.
I understand that I am one of the lucky few, so I’m not going to spam my blog with photos from tonight’s and tuesday’s show. (even though it’s my blog and I can post what I want, I am not an asshole.)
If you want to see photos, they will be on my Instagram: kernieflakes.
Have a great Sunday!
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! ARE THEY PLAYING ALL 4 ALBUMS TONIGHT?!?!?
Sorry VICE, but women didn’t win punk this year. They have been amazing since the birth of the genre. And giving examples of women who don’t play punk music (like… really?) to emphasize said victory doesn’t make you seem like more of an ally to not-dudes in punk. If you want to showcase the talents of women in punk, book their bands and stop tokenizing their efforts. It’s an everyday endeavor, not an end of the year summary.
gonna leave this here.
Oh, definitely! I just associate “fat” and “skinny” with my childhood and how I’ve always been muscular but kids suck and will make you hate your body. There is definitely nothing wrong with fat bodies, skinny bodies and bodies in between. I just have war flashbacks to baby Courtney skipping meals to be a certain weight. (hence why i am against scales)
(also: thank you! i owe it all to pizza, potatoes and burritos! #carbs5eva)