Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Minus the Bear & Fang Island Videos

Well y'all, it seems a little less than timely to talk about a show I saw on Sunday but you know what? I'm going to talk about it anyway, so there. I saw Minus the Bear at La Zona Rosa Sunday night and was quite impressed. They played with tons of energy and the packed crowd was loving every minute or it and singing along to most of the tunes. I actually got to meet the band before the show and they are pleasant, down-to-earth human beings as well as being good musicians, which is always nice to learn. It was a pretty crazy experience for me actually because I have never had an "All-Access" pass to a club show it was cooky watching from side/backstage. I also got to chat with poet, Thax Douglas for a while before he read his Minus the Bear poem on stage. He was such an interesting person who really drew me in from the moment we made eye contact, we had great conversation and he brought me backstage to introduce me to the band. All in all a good time was had by all. Here's the video I shot of the song, "My Time" from Sunday night at La Zona.

Minus the Bear - My Time video via YouTube

In other exciting concert news, I saw Fang Island last night and the only thing disappointing about that show was the audience. The band was spot-on tearing through their syncopated riffs and giving me chills throughout their short set. They only played for about 30-40 minutes but you know what? Their entire album is 34 minutes long so I wasn't super-surprised. The audience wasn't as energetic as I had hoped they would be but it's not like everyone was talking or booing they were just politely listening in that Austin hipstery way that we do. Fang Island closed with a cover of a Mariah Carey song, which was very well-received considering the rock-show atmosphere.

Fang Island - Always Be My Baby video via YouTube

I've only included 2 of the 5 videos from these two bands that I've uploaded this week. So, if you want to see more from Minus the Bear and Fang Island you should start with the Bloggy YouTube but I have also added the song Daisy by Fang Island exclusively to the Bloggy Facebook page so "Like" it already won't you?