[music | Pigface - Mind Your Own Business (Remix by Tweaker)]
Seeing Throwing Muses brought me straight back to the days of all the great bands I missed because I was too young to get from NH into Boston to see things. I'm so glad I can get to all the shows now, in a big way because everyone I "missed" when I was 16 or 17 is still rocking hard, albeit sometimes very differently. (see also, Pixies, Aimee Mann, etc.) Plus a new "Gem" in Bullseye, with a great Boston Lineage.
[music | Yo-Yo Ma / Edgar Meyer Mark O'Connor - Misty Moonlight Waltz]
Celtic Woman? Really, you sure? I'll admit that this one was all for Natalie initially, but I'm really glad I went, it was fun, they are super talented, and the entire ensemble was really entertaining. And when it gets down to it, I just really love watching talented people do whatever it is they do. They'll start making it into my mix now I'm sure.
This show was kind of iffy from the get go, since Dresden Dolls were one of two opening bands for Panic! at the Disco. The other was the Hush Sound, which was actually entertaining and the crowd seemed really into it, especially for the opener-to-the-opener. Combined with the fact that it was July 4th and at the most crowded place in the state that day (Hampton Beach).
This was really cool. The first half of the performance was the Pops doing pieces from "unconventional" composers, Bjork, Elvis Costello, and a John Williams piece.
After the intermission they had Aimee Mann with her band, backed by the Pops, which was really cool to hear. Keith Lockhart seemed really into it and it was even more impressive if you think about how they had to coordinate the arrangement with an existing tour schedule. Cool stuff.