Wednesday, December 19, 2007

questions for our readers

since no one's writing much these days and most of the releases are out for the holiday shopping season and there aren't a whole lot of shows left to cover, here's some questions for our readers to answer (in comment form please):

1. what were your favorite shows of 2007? if you spend any time at the cafe, what cafe show was your favorite?

2. what concerts are you looking forward to in 2008?

3. what cd releases are you excited about for 2008?

4. what band should quit and stop making "music" in 2008?

if we get enough asnwers, we'll tally them and post them later this week. also, we'll answer our own questions too, but we want to hear from you first.

8 comments:

stephen said...

1. what were your favorite shows of 2007? if you spend any time at the cafe, what cafe show was your favorite?:
mmmm. That's tough. There were a few really good ones this year. Briertone, Brighten, Listener, Surrogate, and The New Frontiers just to name a few.
I think I'll go with Surrogate.

2. what concerts are you looking forward to in 2008?:
Number One Gun...and Listener YAY


3. what cd releases are you excited about for 2008?:
noooo clue. Number One Gun's North Pole Project, And Listener's new cd.

4. what band should quit and stop making "music" in 2008?:
DEMON HUNTER.......

lindsay anne said...

1. what were your favorite shows of 2007?
(Man, it was a good year for shows! Mind you, I live in LA...)
- Arcade Fire @ The Hollywood Bowl
- Beirut @ The Avalon (honestly, it was a spiritual experience)
- Jesus and Mary Chain @ The Wiltern
- M.I.A @ The Wiltern
- The New Frontiers @ The Troubadour


2. what concerts are you looking forward to in 2008?
Not sure who is coming to town yet but I REALLY want to see these bands:
Joanna Newsom
Neko Case
Tom Waits
Menomena
Andrew Bird

3. what cd releases are you excited about for 2008?
Denison Witmer
New Frontiers
I can't think of anything else coming out, honestly. If any of the above-listed artists are making an album, I'd be stoked.


4. what band should quit and stop making "music" in 2008?
The Spice Girls ? Hawthorne Heights? Good Charlotte? 50 Cent (I mean, he said he if Kanye beat him! Just quit already!)

Peter Wallace said...

1. Favorite shows of 07? Hmm either Modest Mouse or Iron and Wine were my favorite shows.

My favorite solid ground show was The New Frontiers.

2. I really hope to see
Joanna Newsom
Devendra Banhart or Vetiver
Antony and the Johnsons
Muse
Andrew Bird

and the only shows i know I'm going to attend in 08 are
Krista Muir with Andrew Clark
and
Explosions in the Sky


3. New albums I'm excited for are
Wolf Parade (fingers crossed)
Joanna Newsom (album not EP)
The New Frontiers

4. Bands that should quit
Fall Out Boy
Panic at the Disco
50 Cent
Hawthorne Heights
Yellowcard

Lauralee said...

1. what were your favorite shows of 2007? if you spend any time at the cafe, what cafe show was your favorite?

Menomena, Manchester Orchestra, Melee, This Providence, Brighten, Dear and The Headlights, Peter Bjorn and John.had to be some of my favorite shows I attended this year.

2. what concerts are you looking forward to in 2008?
Sea Wolf, Number One Gun/Brighten,Melee,Mika,Limbeck,Explosions in The Sky

3. what cd releases are you excited about for 2008?
The New Frontiers, The Hush Sound,Colour Revolt,Pela,Number One Gun

4. what band should quit and stop making "music" in 2008?
Fall Out Boy,The Audition, The Used,Victim Effect

veralicious. said...

1. what were your favorite shows of 2007? if you spend any time at the cafe, what cafe show was your favorite?:

shake your peace!
michael franti
of montreal
rilo kiley
imogen heap
regina spektor
love you long time
the format


2. what concerts are you looking forward to in 2008?:

kate nash
yelle
m.i.a.
hindi zahra


3. what cd releases are you excited about for 2008?:

cat power
super furry animals
ravonettes
mountain goats
devotchka


4. what band should quit and stop making "music" in 2008?:

to each their own.
who cares if someone makes lame music.
if they are happy then good for them.

Anonymous said...

1. what were your favorite shows of 2007? if you spend any time at the cafe, what cafe show was your favorite?

Future of the Ghost, the Tremula, Autokinoton and Battles at the Urban Lounge in summer time (same night as warped tour).
PLUS weatherbox and get back loretta KILLED IT. no other shows this year really blew me away.

2. what concerts are you looking forward to in 2008?
LISTENER with ole bravo, swans of never and of course.... the lionellez. and Explosions In The Sky in march....

3. what cd releases are you excited about for 2008?
Guns N Roses...... kidding. i have no idea what's even coming out.

4. what band should quit and stop making "music" in 2008?

Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Haste The Day, pretty much every "hardcore" band that has done in the genre.

Yours Truly,
Tate McCallum-Law
myspace.com/thelionelle

Anonymous said...

1. Vans warped, academy is/sleeping with giants, and turn left here when they did a show ar solid ground. Favorite cafe is definitely you guys, you book good bands most of the time :)

2. At Solid Ground: the maine w/brighten, and jet lag gemini. In general, vans warped, the almost if they come.

3. 2008 releases: Turn Left Here, red jumpsuit apparatus, cute is what we aim for, many others.

4. plain white t's..at least until they stop playing music for mainstream mtv.

Anonymous said...

1. Fav show was the Invisible Children benefit show with Brighten. Great cause and great band!

2.what concerts are you looking forward to in 2008?:
The Number One Gun/Brighten/The Maine show! cant wait!

3. what cd releases are you excited about for 2008?:
cute is what we aim for and the audition (although i dont know if either will be able to make a strong second cd)

4.what band should quit and stop making "music" in 2008?:
Panic at the Disco