Correction – Sunday’s show at The Crocodile is Free, but….

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Photos: Cold War Kids @ the Showbox

Cold War Kids were at the Showbox last night and our friend Josh Lovseth, photographer and writer from Sound on the Sound collaborated with us by taking some beautiful shots. I’m thrilled he worked with us – I especially like the silhouette picture. I saw Cold War Kids in December 08 and enjoyed their energetic rowdiness. Next time I hope to see them again!

Cold War Kids – photos by Josh Lovseth


Show Preview: The Lonely Forest CD Release Plus New Faces & the Globes

The Vera Project is hosting The Lonely Forest‘s CD release party this Friday, April 24th. The band’s CD, We Sing the Body Electric is available on Burning Buildings Recordings.

The Lonely Forest – photos by Amelia

Also on the bill are New Faces, whom I saw a while ago at the Crocodile and can’t believe how good-to-the-last-drop these guys are:

New Faces – photos by Dagmar

With 2 other great local bands: Wild Orchid Children

photo by Amelia

and the Globes

photo by Dagmar

Friday April 24 | 7:30 PM
The Lonely Forest CD Release
Wild Orchid Children
New Faces
The Globes
$8 ($7 w. club card) (as of this post tix are still available so get them now).
All-ages show.


Photos: Throw Me the Statue, Telekinesis, the Banyans @ the Crocodile

Throw Me the Statue recently headlined at the Crocodile and Julie Harmsen got some gorgeous photos (again! I love her) of the band and Telekinesis as well as the Banyans. Telekinesis starts a tour in May and has some pretty glamorous shows set up already in June for Vienna, Austria & Berlin, Germany. Nice.

Throw Me the Statue

Throw Me the Statue


The Banyans

The Banyans


Movie – Iron Maiden: Flight 666

I caught the highly entertaining Iron Maiden documentary last night, and realized I’ve been taking this legendary band for granted for a very long time. I first discovered them in high school, when Piece of Mind was released and was a somewhat rabid fan for a few years, then left them behind to follow my sometimes unfortunate changes in musical taste.

Iron Maiden: Flight 666 brought it all back. The reasons I liked Maiden in the first place are all still firmly in place – the music, which blasted through The Neptune (inspiring much head-bobbing) and the men behind the music who are front and center in this film. Maiden’s truly dedicated fans are captured in a way all of us can relate to and I wish I had been at any/all of the shows that were made possible by the band’s ingenuity and awesome customized Boeing 757, Ed Force One.

I knew Bruce Dickinson piloted the band, crew and equipment, and am not sure why, but I loved seeing him in his ‘pilot suit’, complete with tie, in the cockpit or checking the plane pre-flight. Given the distances flown and the tight show schedule, I have no idea how he had the energy to pull it all off. By the end of the film, The Neptune felt a little bit like a venue, as the audience was applauding at the end of songs and broke out in cheers as the credits started to roll.

Pictured is Maiden fan Norm, who has seen the band live several times, first in 2000. He was unable to choose a favorite song, saying it changes day-to-day. Even without the marquee, there would have been no doubt about the subject matter of the film, as Iron Maiden shirts were sported by every third or fourth person in line.


I’ve never seen Iron Maiden live, and before viewing Flight 666, had no desire to, but I’ll be there, next chance I get.