I’m in the process of making a pro and con list about whether or not I should go to this show.
Pro: ‚”We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank” turned out to be a pretty rad record, despite all the ‚”they’re rock stars now/ Johnny Marr joined the band” hype.
Con: Their Webster Hall show last fall started strong and then dissolved in to an endless, guitar-y wankfest. Johnny Marr is a good guitar player. We get it.
Pro: Man Man are awesome.
Con: Love as Laughter is deeply boring and sounds like Dire Straits. When I saw them last fall, I spent most of the show wondering whether the girl member was wearing tights or hot pants.
Pro: Maybe Isaac Brock has gotten back on the bottle and the show will be fun and chaotic, like the old ones.
Con: United Palace Theater is freaking far.
Summary: I might go. Then again, I might not. But ‚”We Were Dead…” is a solid album.
Details: 4/30, 8:00 PM, Modest Mouse, Love as Laughter, Man Man, United Palace Theatre All Ages $37.50