Monday, September 29, 2008

I Think About You Nightly

To prove to ourselves we aren't grandmas, Liz and I went to see Ra Ra Riot in concert last night. The doors opened at 8 so we arrived at 9:30, figuring we'd be just in time for RRR, but the doorman told us they didn't go on until 11:30. 11:30 on a Sunday night! So, like the classy ladies we are, Liz and I walked a few blocks to one of our favorite watering holes and had an Indian law student buy us drinks and tell us we looked "intelligent, artistic and 21," while asking the skeezy girl at the bar to slap him repeatedly. He was awesome. Around 11, we wandered back to the Casbah just in time to experience what we'd stayed up way past our bedtimes to see.

An indie band from Syracuse, New York, Ra Ra Riot consists of 6 kids who look like the nerdiest drama club/band geeks to emerge from your local high school (the lead singer wore a tie-dyed Yoda t-shirt, for chrissakes), but they mix rock with an electric cello and violin for a really cool sound Liz calls "Arcade Fire without the histrionics." While not as good live as they are on their debut album, Ra Ra Riot got Liz dancing and me telling the lead singer I was from Baltimore...basically, rocking to them live made us a little giddy. Or maybe that was the Guinness.

Anywho, check out Ra Ra Riot because they are cool and when they blow up you will be able to say, "Pshaw! I've known about R cubed (as I'm calling them now) for ages." It's all about bragging rights, people.

10 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

Music's OK. Video's pretty cool.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Pshaw. I've been into [insert name of band here] since they released their limited edition debut [insert name of EP here] EP on [insert name of tiny indie label here] Records x years ago.

You really want to be listening to [insert name of brand-new-never-going-to-make-it-even-in-indie-circles band here]; they're like a cross between The Velvet Underground and [insert name of band who aren't The Velvet Underground here], but on [insert name of cool new drug here].

Falwless said...

hahahah @ TIR

Sounds like you two had fun!!

Jon said...

Hey, people from Baltimore are between 2-5% sexier than the rest of the population. That's a proven scientific fact.

Nathaniel said...

Pshaw? No you are old when you say that.

Del-V said...

I'm from Baltimore too, but I tell people I just met that I'm from DC. That way people don't think I'll kill them for drug money.

pistols at dawn said...

Who would ever brag about being from Baltimore? Clearly, all the locals agree: no one.

Garney said...

How was Walter Meego... those guys from Chicago seem to have a nice sound.

Liz said...

We missed Walter Meego. Because we were getting drunk down the street.

The Captain said...

Check out my interview with Mathieu Santos of Ra Ra Riot at captainmelody.blogspot.com. Let me know if you want to link up.