The New York Times had a great two-hitter of music articles this weekend:
*Jon Caramanica’s profile on Patrick Stump, mainstream rock’s “most invisible frontman,” offers some great insight into Fall Out Boy and has given me even more newfound respect for the band. Even as they flirt with tasteless arena rock, the band sure manages to experiment with performance archetypes, right down to their structure.
You can stream Fall Out Boy’s new album, Folie Ã Deux, on myspace right now.
*Apparently hipsters don’t like change, or so went the audience reaction to Dan Deacon’s new performance concept. Wait, people obsessed with trends don’t like it when something they expected to see wasn’t the way they had read/heard/thought it was going to be? Whodathunkit?
To wrap things up, my favorite newscast…
I was at Deacon’s show on Thursday. It’s not that we didn’t enjoy it, believe me, we did, it’s just that the show was already half an hour late because of So Percussion hitting the stage at 8:30 and Dirty Projectors running a bit long, so they were rushing to set up a huge stage that needed to be done with a bit more intricacy.
Hey Eric – thanks for the down-lo on the show. It does sound like it was a it was a bit on the hectic side, which is why the Times quoted Deacon as saying it was a “nightmare” before it began. But as far as Deacon’s performance, was it because of the late-time of the evening that people left during the set, or were there people displeased by Deacon’s new live setup, or some mixture thereof?
I apologize for being so down on the folks at the show, but I’ve experienced the mixture of folks at hotly-talked about artists; half tend to be the literal interpretation of the word fan and the other tend to follow the crowd… it’s an unfortunate statement, but it tends to be a bit of a let down at shows when folks aren’t necessarily there for the scene, but more to be seen.