thursday: a tickets game

pic, via brooklynvegan [#]

What is it about Autumn? There are too many good shows and not nearly enough tickets, money, or time to take it all in. Tonight is a prime example, with Brooklyn’s newest indie-rock heroes Clap Your Hands Say Yeah playing at the Crocodile. Sure, they’re opening for the National, but since Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s self-titled self-released debut is pretty much the best album of the summer, it’s hard to think of them as anything but the main attraction. Of course, tickets for this show are sold out. So if you were smart or lucky enough to have tickets, try not to gloat too much. Some people are just missing the planning-ahead gene. Both are playing as part of the (also sold out) mega-spectacular lineup for Saturday’s Morning at Night Show [kexp].

But, as mentioned this is a time of an embarrassment of riches. Across town, Four Tet headlines at Neumo’s (with Jamie lidell). Because I’m among the ticketless for the Crocodile show, I’m really tempted to check this show out. If asked to make a soundtrack of “how the world should sound all the time”, my list would be extremely heavy on servings of Four Tet. While I have no idea what to expect from the live show, curiousity about seeing to see how this gorgeously layered glitchy music that comes out of a laptop sounding like well-managed organic chaos translates to the real world is bordering on overwhelming. Does anyone have first-hand accounts?

If you’re not into leaving the house to hear music, the internet is your friend:

  • Stream a bunch of Four Tet songs [domino record co]
  • Listen to Jamie lidell on “when I come back around” [bbc] or watch a mind-boggling video of Jamie lidell mixing himself onstage [QT, Real]
  • Download some Clap Your Hands Say Yeah:”Over and Over Again (Lost & Found)” [mp3]
    and “Upon this Tidal Wave of Young Blood” [mp3]
  • The National’s “Wasp Nest” [mp3]

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