Tickets on Sale Soon
Thursday is usually a big day for concert announcements, but today was especially busy, with a little something for everyone. First, for the blogging, indie-rock loving masses, there's a slew of new shows announced at the Black Cat. I'm most excited about The Wedding Present (May 1), Brit-pop heroes of yesteryear who have quasi re-formed (main man David Gedge is the only original member still in tow) and will be touring in support of their new album, "Take Fountain." It's a good listen, but I'm hoping to hear some tunes from their 1994 classic, "Watusi." Other just-announced shows of note at the Black Cat include local post-punk heroes Q and Not U on April 27, the delightfully chaotic British Sea Power on May 12, and the curious pairing of local Spanish guitar duo Young and Rollins with New York antifolk wunderkind Regina Spektor on March 25.
On the other end of the spectrum, "American Idol" fans have lots to be excited about. The most recent winner, Fantasia, will be at Fur next Thursday, and tickets go on sale Saturday for Kelly Clarkson at Constitution Hall. Kudos to her for keeping ticket prices under $40. And I must say, at the risk of losing the credibility I'm in the process of attaining, I saw Kelly on "Saturday Night Live" the other week and it actually wasn't terrible. They've given her sort of a "rock chick" makeover, and she pulled it off pretty well, at least as well as a totally manufactured pop star can pull something off.
Some more heads ups? Before there was Shaggy and Sean Paul, there was Shabba Ranks, and he'll be at Crossroads in three weeks. And while tickets aren't yet available, that boy in da corner, Dizzee Rascal, he of the grimy, two-step beats and marble-mouthed rapping, will be coming to the 9:30 club on April 25. --David
Posted by: Al Bennett | February 23, 2005 9:54 AM | Report abuse
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